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Globe Independent Film Fest Recognizes Grand Winners for GIFF Awards Night

Globe Telecom’s original content production arm Globe Studios recognizes the raw talent of the Pinoy creative bunch and recognizes them in a unique and quirky way. This is through the Globe Independent Film Festival or GIFF Awards. And what better way than to throw a summer themed party at the Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City.

The GIFF initiative was launched at the tail end of 2016 and prides itself as being the first ever online film festival that changes the landscape of the independent film festival scene here in the Philippines. GIFF maximized the online platform to rally amateur filmmakers to share their high quality films and a reach a wider audience.

Quark Henares, director of Globe Studios says:

When we started GIFF, we really wanted to do a different type of film festival. Something that is more fun, friendly, and most importantly, inclusive. We also aimed to make it more accessible and cost effective for our audience as it is free and can be seen whenever, right on their devices.

GIFF wants to give something substantial for its competition and with this, winners per category can bring home up to P200,000. These categories which received more than 200 entries each include Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Webisodes, Narrative, and Music Video. Each winner per category brought home up to P200,000.

To pick out the best of the best, Globe Studios tapped notable personalities to become the esteemed panel of judges including film director Antoinette Jadaone, TV personality Bianca Gonzalez and renowned TV commercial director Sid Maderazo.

Henares adds:

Globe Studios’ GIFF Awards Night definitely proved how we gave our brand a whole new way of bringing wonderful entertainment to our customers. With the event, our vision for Globe Studios has been realized – to advocate local talent and eventually collaborate with them for content. GIFF has allowed us to fuel creativity among filmmakers and we are very proud of  these entries that brought these amazing films closer to every Filipino.

Oh and to liven the GIFF awards night a little bit more, Globe Studios had called on a venerable crew of musical acts including ESCURI, Nanay Mo, B.P. Valenzuela, MOONWLK, Olympia, Taken By Cars, and Pedicab.




The first ever GIFF winners are as follows:


1st: Nothing Too Supreme by Felman Jay Jr. Hernandez

2nd: Pelikula Ni Rey by Dino Placino

3rd: Panginabuhi Namo, Sa Kaong Na Giluto by Romel Lozada, Tatiano Molarto, Jori Mae Samillano




1st: Isda by Mark Glenn Doroja

2nd: Penafrancia by Gab Mesina

3rd: Girl Magazine by Anna Meer



Lakas ng Lahi by Arnold Arre

1st: Lakas Ng Lahi by Arnold Arre, Emil Flores

2nd: The Well by Juan Alcazaren

3rd: Momo by Avid Liongoren



1st: Dota Dad by Karlo Policarpio

2nd: Bilucao Warriors IV by Gariendo Encarnacion, Jr.

3rd: Hugot Sword by Karlo Policarpio



1st: All Your Algorithms by Alec Figuracion

2nd: TransParent by Adel Clemente

3rd: The Harvest by Brian Patrick Lim



SEPIA by Escuri

1st: BP Valenzuela – Building Too by Christine Joyce Silva

2nd: Nanay Mo – Absent Mind by Gio Puyat

3rd: Escuri – Sepia by Dominic Bekaert, Quintuin P. Cu-Unjieng



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