IICS dominates Sampung Sulyap awards 2018


STUDENTS from the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) dominated this year’s Sampung Sulyap awards, taking home the Best Picture and six other awards for their short film “Sugat.”

“Sugat,” produced by the IICS team dubbed “IMM Productions,” also won Best in Editing, Best in Cinematography, the People’s Choice award and the Student Leaders’ Choice award.

Information technology junior Flor Marianne Pacatang bagged the award for Best Director, while lead actor Kief Cabauatan emerged as Best Actor in a Lead Role.

“Sugat” tells a story of friendship, love and mental health as student Mary Jane Panganiban helps her friend overcome his habit of self-harm.

READ: ‘Sampung Sulyap’ features socially relevant issues on its 7th year

Pacatang said that in producing the film, the team consulted with a licensed psychologist from her high school, psychology students and patients.

“Indak,” produced by a team of communication arts students from Quiapo Productions, won Second Best Picture and Best in Musical Scoring. Pamela Aragon was recognized as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Touchpoint, which produced the College of Fine Arts and Design’s “Hanggang Kailan,” won Third Best Picture. Ingrid Villamarin bagged the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role.

For his performance in IICS Student Council’s “Bintana,” Julius Zepeda won Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The judges of the entries include filmmakers Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas, artist Nes Zeus Matias, photographer Kim Wee-Ebol and Fr. Christopher Jeffrey Aytona, O.P., the director of UST’s social media bureau.

“Sampung Sulyap” is the annual university-wide short film festival featuring biographical stories from Thomasians. It is organized by the Becarios de Santo Tomas, the organization of the University scholars.

On its seventh year, the short-film festival presented stories addressing human rights through films produced by Thomasians from local- and University-wide student organizations.



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