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Power Mac Center Pixelworx Awards Cinemansanas Winners

May 20th, 2016 | by Z. Gonzales

Back in February premium Apple reseller Power Mac Center announced its Cinemansanas campaign – a competition that invited aspiring and established artists to create short digital film entries using Apple products.

Now, the competition has finally ended and it’s time for all the entries to be screened and judged. PMC has chosen its shop in Circuit Makati as the venue for the special screening and awards ceremony of Cinemansanas.

PMC CimenansanasThe company has invited its brand ambassadors including filmmakers Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez, director Yam Laranas and multi-awarded author and screenwriter Ricky Lee as judges for the competition. They also helped the participants of the competition in various workshops throughout the duration of the contest.

“The entries to this year’s Pixelworx competition showcase the talent and resourcefulness of Filipino artists. We are honored to introduce the visual storytellers who truly rose up to our challenge of filmmaking using Apple devices only,” Joey Alvarez, PMC Marketing Director.

PMC Cimenansana_1Entries were rated based on creativity and the quality of technical elements. Among the entries, six entries were chosen – three from the student category and three from the professional category. Winners took home up to Php50,000 worth of Power Mac Center GCs each.

Here’s the complete list of the winners.


Diamond Award (1st) – Seliada Asilo & John Raymond Ilagan


The short film portrays a story of a blind boy who turned his dark life into a colorful one through his imagination.


Platinum Award (2nd) – Jaime Mari Morados


A boy with a mind so small plans to change the world by changing the mindset of people. The problem is, he has never said a phrase since he was a kid. He only knows the word “design.”


Gold Award (3rd) – Joel Griffiths


Somewhere in the mountains of Tarlac, a longtime hiker unexpectedly crosses paths with another stranger. In coming to know who this young man is, unbeknownst to her, she ends up finding something better.



Diamond Award (1st) – Dylan Ray Talon


The entire conversation presented in the film is an actual footage recorded during the conversation of a group of friends, reminiscing past movies through a guessing game on their way to Manila from an out-of-town team building.


Platinum Award (2nd) – James Edward Golla


Carlos is a chief accountant in a trading firm. On his way home from the office, someone has taken a picture of him in a malicious manner without him knowing. It was then posted in a social networking site. Unexpectedly, it went viral. The smart, family-oriented and decent Carlos was bastardized. The film comments on the ability to truly care in an era of misinformation, oversharing and quick assumption.


Gold Award (3rd) – Jessie Villabrille


Charlene, a battered girlfriend, finally decided to let go of her boyfriend. She realizes that she does not really need his love as she follows Tita Whitney Houston’s lesson about love and sacrifice.


If you’re interested in viewing all 12 finalist, you can check them out on Power Mac Center’s YouTube channel.

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