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1st Phil Digi Awards Wraps Up at the World Trade Center

The 1st Philippine Digital Music and Short Film Festival and Awards (Phil Digi Awards) wrapped up with a two-day music and film congress and a red carpet night last Mar. 11 and 12, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Manila, Philippines.

This joint project by Isys Business Solution and Thumbsinteractiv, in cooperation with Blue Fish Asia, aimed to discover fresh Filipino talents in the field of music and filmmaking through online film and music competitions — bringing the independent industry to the open to better market its potentials. Receiving a whopping number of entries from students, amateurs, and professional music artists and filmmakers, it received over 300 music entries and 40 short film entries from up-and-coming Filipino artists.

The two-day event was a great night for Filipino film and music performances courtesy of professionals, students, and newcomers — showcasing and celebrating both professional and amateur talents.

The congress featured seminars and workshops on film, animation, music, the protection of Filipino artworks, and the business opportunities in the creative industry. Key topics included: artist development and management, copyrights, publishing rights, anti-piracy, finding grants, filmmaking, music recording, animation trends, film classification, original content production, among others. A good number of independent and commercial film directors and musicians were also aptly featured.

The festival winners include:

Music Categories

ACCESS 2 LOVE
Best Digital Album

KAMANDAG THEME by First Circle
Best Jingle Entry

2 DAYS AGO
Promising New Artist

NJEL DE MESA
Promising Male Artist

DEBBIE NICODEMUS
Promising Female Artist

BRENAN ESPARTINEZ
Best Male Artist

YENG CONSTANTINO
Best Female Artist

ARNE MARTELINO
Best Composer

ISA’T KALAHATING ARAW by Sensitivo
Best Indie Music

SENSITIVO
Best Independent Group

CALL TO LIFE by Salamankero
Best Music Video

FREQUENCY by Emorej
Best House/Electronica Music

ANG TANGING PATNUBAY by John Paul Dabon
Best Composition

ALAY SA IYO by Era Ann Oblefias
Best Gospel/Praise Music

SAGIP SONG by Rommel Gojo
Best Contemporary Christian Music

PARIHABA by Engelbert Paculangan
Best Short Film – Fantasy/Horror

SALINGPUSA by Antoinette Jadaone
Best Short Film – Comedy

NAMAMAYBAY by Erwin Escalante
Best Short Film – Documentary

BAS BAYABAS
Best Animated Short Film – Kid

KUMOT NG PANAGINIP by Jedd Chris Dimaguina
Best Animated Short Film – Fantasy/Horror

PIRATA by Al Eduardo
Best Short Film – Action/Drama

LYNMAN BACOLOR
Best Independent Solo Artist

NOSEBLEED by Jason Paul Laxamana
ETC Category Winner

BUY THE BOOK: Gabay sa Ordinaryong Taong Katulad Mo by Timmy Harn
Jack TV Category Winner

Rianne Hill Soriano
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