Makati City, the Philippines, 14 June 2020 -- Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony for the 6th Don Bosco Film Festival, scheduled on April 18, 2020, was cancelled. The situation remained unfavorable even in this month of June, before the official news release in this July-September issue of St. John Bosco Today. Hence, the DBFF organizers decided to let go of this year’s formal awarding and finally announce the winners in this 6th DBFF today, June 14, 2020.
The complete list of the winners for this 6th DBFF is at the end of this article. To the winners, our congratulations.
We give special mention to the St. John Bosco Parish, Sta. Rosa (Laguna), for “Dapit-Kahapon” that won all the awards in the short film category.
We likewise congratulate Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac City, for “Gising” that won the SalesianaBooks’ Choice Award, a special award given by the Don Bosco Press, Inc.
With great honor we give the Hall of Fame Award, the first of DBFF (already on the sixth year) to Mr. Kyle Justin Dorado of Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City. He won the Best in Film Editing three times – 2017, 2018, 2019. Kudos to him and to all those who were part of his success!
We also congratulate all the finalists for their wonderful and praiseworthy entries, and all those nominated in the different categories. We thank the sponsors for their support: Ayala Malls, Don Bosco Press, Inc, Don Bosco Technical Institute – Makati City, Cabalen, David’s Salon, Enchanted Kingdom, Global Business Power, Magnolia Chicken, Mayor Menchie Abalos, Mayor Abby Binay, Philippine Airlines, San Miguel Corporation, SM Foundation, Under Armour, Word and Life Publications, and Yuujin Japanese Restaurant.
In view of the “new normal” with regards to the holding of classes for the coming school year 2020—2021, the 7th DBFF will not push through. We hope to have the 7th Don Bosco Film Festival next school year 2021—2022.
Viva Don Bosco!
LIST OF WINNERS
SHORT FILM CATEGORY
DAPIT-KAHAPON - St. John Bosco Parish, Sta. Rosa (Laguna)Best Short Film PosterBest in Film Editing (Peter Mendoza)Best in Lights and SoundBest in CinematographyBest in ScreenplayBest in Acting (Nikka Borja)Best Director (Ryan Termoso)Best Picture
DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY
ONE-MINUTE ADVERTISEMENT CATEGORY
ANIMA DELLA MUSICA - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati CityBest Documentary Film
BOLUNTIR - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac CityBest Documentary Film PosterBest Documentary Film
TAWAG - Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac CityBest One-Minute Advertisement
KATEKESIS ON WHEELS - San Ildefonso Parish, Makati CityBest One-Minute Advertisement Poster
HALL OF FAME AWARD
KYLE JUSTIN DORADO - Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong CityBest in Film Editing2017, 2018, 2019
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDYouTube - Most Number of Likes and ViewsTAGPUAN - St. John Bosco Parish, Makati City
SALESIANABOOKS CHOICE AWARDGISING – Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac City