Friday, January 28

Tag: Cinemalaya Shorts

Artlet alumnus wins award in Cinemalaya 2016

Artlet alumnus wins award in Cinemalaya 2016

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AN ARTLET alumnus bagged the Audience Choice Award for short feature film in the 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival awards night held Sunday. Independent film Forever Natin directed by Communication Arts graduate Cyrus Valdez won the award after making the most “impact” to the viewers. Valdez’ film portrayed the story of a lesbian couple who drafted a contract that will bind them for a limited period of time, although they were aware that their relationship will not last for good. Valdez told the Flame that the film is “timely” as it tackles issues concerning the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. “Ang criteria nila doon is how much a film has impacted them after watching and it’s overwhelming to know na film namin ‘yung pinili nilang pinak
Cyrus Valdez: Making the Cut

Cyrus Valdez: Making the Cut

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HE THOUGHT, and there was nothing. Cyrus Jay Valdez and his team of 11 were down to filming their last few scenes of the short film Forever Natin. Time was running out. He was almost at his breaking point. Was he going to let the pressure get to him? “If I fail, then it’s going to be a stepping stone. A challenge is not a failure,” he says. “Everyone fails, and everyone should fail para makapag-progress because if you don’t fail hindi ka magpro-progress.” Cyrus only discovered that he had to fall in order to rise and be a step closer to his dream of sitting on a director’s chair, calling all the shots. Taking Control The world of show business was no secret to the young Valdez. It was there where his love for the industry began. He spent his childhood starring in movies