Power Mac Center Awards the "Cinemansanas" Grand Winners

Premier Apple reseller Power Mac Center recently concluded its Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge through a special screening and awards ceremony held at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.

(Top row R-L) Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Professional category winners Jessie Villabrille (Gold Award), Edward Golla (Platinum Award), and Dylan Ray Talon (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas. (Bottom row R-L) Power Mac Center Marketing Manager AG Constantino, Pixelworx Cinemansanas Student category winners Jaime Mari Morados (Platinum Award), John Raymond Ilagan and Seliada Asilo (Diamond Award), and Caitlin Casenas and Dion Floreza for Joel Griffiths (Gold Award) with Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez
The event brought together premier figures in the film industry and designated Pixelworx brand ambassadors - independednt film makers Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez, seasoned director Yam Laranas, and multi-awarded author and screenwriter Ricky Lee - who served as judges for the competition. In the past months, they also spearheaded a series of workshops in film production, cinematography, direction, editing, and scriptwriting to assist contenders in crafting their masterpieces. This was supported by tutorials for iMovie, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X.

Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Professional category winners Jessie Villabrille (Gold Award), Edward Golla (Platinum Award), and Dylan Ray Talon (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas and Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez (leftmost) and Marketing Manager AG Constantino (rightmost).

"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," said Marketing Director Joey Alvarez. 
Entries were rated based on creativity of presentation (50 percent) and the quality of technical elements (50 percent). There were three winners in the student category and three winners in the professional category awarded during the ceremony.

Winners took home up to Php50,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards each. The Diamond Award winners in both student and professional categories also got the chance to have their films screened during the program.

Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Student category winners Dion Floreza and Caitlin Casenas for Joel Griffiths (Gold Award), Jaime Mari Morados (Platinum Award), and Seliada Asilo and John Raymond Ilagan (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas and Power Mac Center Marketing Manager AG Constantino (rightmost)

Power Mac Center also opened online voting for the Pixelworx People's Choice Award. All entries that made to the finals were uploaded to the Power Mac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 won. It was be announced online on May 20.

Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, Power Mac Center's advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops, live demos, and an ultimate art challenge. More information is available at the Power Mac Center website.


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