GMA receives top award from US Intl. Film and Video Festival


The team of GMA Public Affairs’ animated anthology series Alamat receives from U.S. International Film & Video Festival (USIFVF) Chairman Lee W. Gluckman, Jr. (center) its trophies for winning the “Best of Festival” and “Gold Camera” awards at the prestigious 2016 USIFVF. Joining Gluckman in presenting the awards last Monday, October 10, is GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (fourth from right).


Alamat gave the Philippines its first-ever “Best of Festival Award,” which is considered as the Grand Prix of the USIFVF and is given to an outstanding entry among the Gold Camera winners.Alamat first won the Gold Camera Award in the Entertainment: Children category for its “Alamat ng Bayabas (The Legend of the Guava)” episode. Alamat’s winning episode was produced by a team led by Public Affairs Program Manager (now Asst. Vice President) Jaileen F. Jimeno. The series began airing in 2015, featuring Philippine myths and legends that mirror Filipino culture. It also marked the first time that GMA’s Post Production Team embarked on a full length animation.


Receiving a “Gold Camera” award as well is GMA News TV’s Reel Time for its episode “Isang Paa sa Hukay (The Price of Gold)”. I-Witness and Reporter’s Notebook were both conferred the “Silver Screen” awards for the episodes “Kawayang Pangarap (Bamboo Dreams)” and “Hikbi sa Ibayong Dagat (Far From Home)”, respectively. Brigada (“Para sa Pangarap”), Front Row(“Maestra Salbabida”), and Investigative Documentaries (“Gutom”) each earned a “Certificate for Creative Excellence” in the Social Issues category, while Karelasyon’s “Tres Rosas” andWagas’ “Gabriela and Diego Silang Love Story” were given “Certificates for Creative Excellence” in the Docudrama category. Earning accolades as well were GMA ETV programs “Pepito Manaloto”and “Idol sa Kusina”which received “Certificates for Creative Excellence” in the Cooking and Comedy categories, respectively.