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  12 January 2015

The First Don Bosco Film Festival held in Manila (FIN)

Mandaluyong- January 12, 2015. The Philippine-North province had carried out the first ever FIN Don Bosco Film Festival. The FIN Social Communications Team had planned and organized this event as part of the Bicentennial celebration of Don Bosco's birth. Last Saturday, 10th of January 2015, was the awarding ceremony held at the Audio Visual Hall of the Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong. Out of the 14 entries, 5 films received awards.

The awards were presented by Fr Chito Dimaranan SDB, Rector of DB Mandaluyong and Fr. Danny Torres SDB, the Vice Provincial.

The top picture is the motif of the event. Second picture is the FIN Soc Com Team -all Salesians and members of the Salesian Family. Fr Drans is at the front-center and behind him is Mr Ed Lingao.

The two pictures below are the poster of the winners in the One Minute Advertisement Category:  "As Usual, Unusual" and in the Short Film Category: "Bola."

Thanks to Jules Punsalan SDB for the story and pics, together with Br Jomar Castillo SDB.


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  First Don Bosco Film Festival held in Manila (FIN)

MANDALUYONG - Metro Manila: January 12, 2015 - The month of January recalls to mind two great saints of the Church who were practitioners in mass media production: St Francis of Sales and St John Bosco. It is no wonder that Salesians in various parts of the world, faithful to the trends that these two models have initiated, keep on using and producing something related to mass media, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

The Philippine-North province had carried out the first ever FIN Don Bosco Film Festival. The FIN Social Communications Team had planned and organized this event as part of the Bicentennial celebration of Don Bosco's birth. As a conclusion, last Saturday, 10th of January 2015, was the awarding ceremony held at the Audio Visual Hall of the Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong. In one of the speeches, Fr. Bernard ‘Drans’ Nolasco, SDB, head of the Commission on Social Communications, highlighted the idea of using the film medium as a vehicle where we could perpetuate what Don Bosco lived for: values which Bosconians themselves learned from their Salesian and lay mentors.

This competition was open to all the youngsters of our Don Bosco FIN institutions which includes the schools, parishes, youth centers and even the seminary. The organizers had used separate criteria for submissions according to two age groups. They also had three categories:(1) short film, (2) advertisement, and (3) documentary.

A panel of judges, composed of film industry leaders in the Philippines, include Albert Michael Idioma (Film Mixer), Ferdinand Gonzaga (Multi-Media Professor), Eduardo Lingao (Journalist), Arnold Reodica (Sound Engineer), and Mark Meily (Film & TV Director). Almost all of them are past pupils of our different Don Bosco Schools and are connected to the Salesian Family.

Ed Lingao, a renowned Filipino broadcast journalist, is himself a product of Don Bosco Mandaluyong. He encouraged Bosconians to continue with what they have begun: Tell their stories through the film medium, by striving to be relevant, and focusing on the message (not on its messenger) and the audience (not on the film maker). With this message in mind, everybody in the hall during the awarding were filled with enthusiasm for the next Don Bosco Film Festival.

ONE MINUTE ADVERTISEMENT
Best in editing: Don Bosco Academy (DBA), "As usual, Unusual"
Best Director: Fr. Kim Simbulan, SDB  "As usual, Unusual"
Best picture: (DBA), "As usual, Unusual"

SPECIAL CITATION
Don Bosco Youth Center-Tarlac, "Munting kayamanan"

SHORT FILM
Best in editing: DBYC Tondo's "Bola"
Best in lights & sounds: DBYC Tondo's "Bola"
Best in cinematography: DBYC Tondo's "Bola"
                                and DB Canlubang's "Liwanag"
Best in visual effects: DBYC Tondo's "Bola"
Best actor: Pre-Novitiate's Mark Soriano, "Mac-Mic"
Best screenplay: Pre-Novitiate's Jonas Lacson, "Mac-Mic"
Best director: DBYC Tondo's John Celestino, "Bola"
Best picture: Pre-Novitiate's "Mac-Mic".