Friday, March 26, 2010

Six RP entries are finalists in the 53rd New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

Three shows and two promotional works from top TV stations ABS-CBN and GMA-7 plus a documentary film from Unitel Productions' Unico Entertainment made it to the finals of the 53rd New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

GMA network has three finalists which include "News on Q" from QTV-11 (a subsidiary channel of GMA) for Best News Analysis/Commentary, "Case Unclosed" for Docudrama and "Planet Philippines" for Environment and Ecology.

"News on Q" is an evening newscast hosted by Ivan Mayrina and Rhea Santos, with economist and professor Winnie Monsod sitting as analysis expert.

"Case Unclosed," which is hosted by Arnold Clavio tackles some of the country's most sensitive and controversial cases.

"Planet Philippines" is said to be a localized version of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." The environmental documentary was hosted by Richard Gutierrez.

On the other hand, ABS-CBN Network has two entries: one for the "Music Video: Low Budget" category ("Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako Ang Simula") and another for "News Promotion" ("Pagpag").

"Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo" is an ABS-CBN campaign to promote election vigilance and awareness among the youth. Its jingle was sung by various OPM artists such as Aia de Leon of Imago, Ebe Dancel of Sugarfree, and Raymund Marasigan of Sandwich.

Meanwhile, "Pagpag (Leftovers)" is an episode of "The Correspondents" by Dominic Almerol.

"The Last Journey of Ninoy," produced by Unico Entertainment and directed by Jun Reyes, made it in the "Documentary" category. It chronicles using a combination of actual footage, dramatized flashbacks, and interviews the last 48 hours of the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.

The six finalists will be competing with finalists from countries such as the USA, England, Germany, Singapore, and Canada.


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