The Provincial Government of Pangasinan extolled young filmmakers from Alaminos City for bagging awards in the recently-concluded 2020 International Teen Short Film Festival (ITSFF) held in Beijing, China.
To formalize this, the Pangasinan provincial board passed Proposed Provincial Resolution No. 1893-2021 on January 11 during their regular physical session held at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC) II to congratulate the entire cast and crew of the Layag Productions under the special program in Arts-Media of the Alaminos City National High School.
The ITSFF is a non-profit cultural exchange program for middle students, which is co-sponsored by Beijing Jingxi Culture and Tourism Co., Ltd. And Beijing Normal University Experimental High School aimed at enhancing passion and interest in filmmaking.
The resolution states, “The award winning film “Decalcomania” of the Layag Productions will serve as an inspiration and guide to other schools especially young aspirants who are bestowed with innate talents in acting and filmmaking.”
The film “Decalcomania” (Parallel Universe), written and directed by Hannah Ragudos the Layag Productions bagged international awards, namely: Best Experimental Short Film and Best Editing.
The Layag Productions was not only recognized by different film festivals in the country but also internationally for its various remarkable film achievements including: “Ana Bikhayr” (I’m Okay); “Sa Layag ng Bangkang Paurong” (Sailing Along the Waves); “Ang Himala sa Kamay ng Daang Tao” (The Miracle of the Hundred Hands); “Duruko” (Cheater); and Ruweda.
“The Sangguniang Panlalawigan expresses support and congratulations to the entire members of the Layag Productions and wishes them good fortune in the future filmmaking competitions,” the resolution also noted.
The resolution was authored by Board Member Margielou Orange Humilde-Verzosa.
/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photo by Jin Perez)