A heartwarming tale of mother and daughter bagged the highest prize at the Natucair #DealWithTheSmell Viral Video Competition, an event showcasing of Filipino filmmakers’ vision and creativity.
“Wedding Day,” directed by Rodel Mercado, won the grand prize of P100,000. It tells the touching story of a girl confessing her love and gratitude to her mother on a special wedding day. Its themes include finding courage to find love again as well as the ultimate power of love.
Michael Ian Medico’s “The Smell that Cares” won second place and took home P50,000 in cash prize. It is a heist thriller with a comedic twist from Cagayan de Oro.
In third place was Rico Roman Kamatoy’s “Sangsang,” which got P25,000 as prize. It tells a funny ghost story about a group of friends during a provincial road trip.
The competition also gave out a special citation award for the level of talent in Glenn Doroja’s “Evocation.” This let this entry won P5,000 prize.
On another hand, the People’s Choice award went to “MKSA” by Al-jhun Virgo, winning P5,000. This award was given to the most viewed video on the official Youtube channel of Insight 360 Consultancy Services during the judging period.
These videos were selected from 23 finalists. This roster includes the following: “Amoy ng Pag-ibig” by James Golla, “Ang Kabaliwan ni Val” by Alejandro Ramos, “Ang Tagapag-alaga ng Flower” by Joven Golla II, “Biag ni Lang-ang” by Robert Sagum, “COD” by Ken Leviste, “Dear Kuya” by Lancy Izzy Bautista, “Dear Melody” by Don Ralph Diaz, “Driver” by Harold Jay Silla, “Game On” by John Kenneth Paclibar, “Home” by Joshua Alivio, “Kaibigan” by Harold Jay Silla, “Ma” by John Kenneth Paclibar, “Natucair Dreams” by Reynold Cambay, “Pa” by Dexter Paul de Jesus, “Pabaon” by Lanie-Mae Bultic, “Paraiso” by Jose Carlo Gloria, “Tatlumpung Segundo” by Marco Paulo Castro, and “Tonyo’s Secret” by Jay-son Talusan.
Check out these 23 shortlisted videos on YouTube.
Shintaro Noda, Regional Marketing Head of Earth Corporation, expressed great excitement over the results of the competition. “All these films show the immense talent that Filipino filmmakers have. Natucair Linen and Fabric Spray is proud to shine a spotlight on these incredible talents and the high quality work that they were able to produce,” says Shintaro. “Congratulations goes out to all the winners as well as all participants who took this opportunity to showcase their creativity through this contest.”
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