A group of communication students from Far Eastern University (FEU) – Manila recently won the grand prize in the Pinoy Media Congress (PMC) online video competition organized by the ABS-CBN Corporation and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators Foundation, Inc. (PACE).
Jannine Ancheta directed the winning entry BK8 LIST based on the script she co-wrote with Patricia Salic and Juan Pablo Pineda III. Their fellow FEU Film Society members Keith De Venecia and Francis Guillermo served as director of photography and editor, respectively. Raven Relavo and Allen Sabanal, both from the FEU Theater Guild, star as best friends planning for an audition in the online video.
The winning team brought home the grand prize trophy and 40,000 pesos cash prize during the 11th PMC held at the Mother Josefina Yamzon Auditorium, St. Mary’s College, Quezon City. They also got a chance to be considered as content creators of ABS-CBN’s multichannel network Chicken Pork Adobo.
A group from St. Louis University won the second prize trophy and 25,000 pesos in cash while a team from University of the Philippines – Diliman bagged third place and 10,000 pesos.
BK8 LIST is one of three official entries from the FEU Department of Communication, the other two being Lengua and +5 Adventures. The videos were judged according to creativity (40%), unique nature of concept /originality (30%), virality (20%) and technical quality (10%).
PMC is the country’s biggest and longest running annual gathering of communication students, professors, experts and practitioners. This year’s congress theme, Media and Information Literacy: Understanding Media in Today’s Changing Society highlights the importance and relevance of a media and information literate society.