Showcasing the alarming effects of plastics entering the human food chain, students from Adamson University bagged the top prize at the EcoVision Film Competition Screening and Awards Night held at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City.
Ten finalists from various schools in NCR, Region III, and Region IV-A vied for the P100,000 prize in Epson Philippines’ first eco-film competition for college students. The winning PSA films were selected based on their story and content, technical execution, social media engagement and adherence to the theme, “Green Solutions for Everyday Life at Home, School or Office.”
The portrayal of a student striving to have a sustainable lifestyle in “#CantYouSee” secured its spot as best film of the night, while “Wake Up Call” from from Ateneo de Manila University and “Para sa Ikabobote ng Lahat” from Polytechnic University of the Philippines bagged the awards for the 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up films, respectively. The winning entries were chosen based on their adherence to the theme, story and content, cinematic attributes, technical execution and social media engagement.
Aside from the best film awards, the EcoVision Film Competition also awarded Best Production Design to “Pagsapit ng Ala Sais ng Umaga ng Hating Gabi” from Far Eastern University, Best Cinematography to “Paso” from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Best Sound Editing to “Wake Up Call” from Ateneo de Manila University.
Among the members of the selection committee was acclaimed filmmaker Brillante "Dante" Mendoza, who encouraged the students to continue exploring the visual medium as a creative tool to spread awareness and inspire action for environmental protection and preservation.
Done in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environment Management Bureau and its youth program, GREEnducation Philippines, The EcoVision Short Film Competition (PSA Edition) is Epson’s environmental initiative that aims to raise public understanding of the environment and its conservation through informational or PSA videos.
“The pioneer batch of the EcoVision Short Film Competition presented inspiring work from student visionaries,” said Donna Ferro, brand and communications head of Epson Philippines. “As a company that is fully committed to environmental sustainability, the EcoVision Short Film Competition serves as our little contribution for a greener Philippines. We are grateful to the students, DENR-EMB and GREENducation Philippines for their passion and support towards this project,” Ferro said.
The 10 final entries from the EcoVsion Short Film Competition will also serve as an informational tool for DENR-EMB and its youth arm, GREENducation Philippines, for its ongoing and future environmental awareness projects.