Globe Independent Film Fest (GIFF) 2017 Winners

Globe Independent Film Fest (GIFF) holds first awards night for winning shorts last April 6,2017 at The Palace Pool, BGC.

Globe Studios, the original content production arm of Globe Telecom, recognized and awarded bright, young Filipino talents in its recently concluded Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF).

Launched towards the end of 2016, GIFF is the first ever online film festival that changed the landscape of independent film fests. GIFF maximized the online platform to rally amateur filmmakers to share their quality films and reach a wider audience.

GIFF accepted over 200 hundred entries for 6 major categories: Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Webisodes, Narrative, and Music Video. Each winner per category brought home up to P200,000.

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


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


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

There was a bonus award for the most number of views online, on both the website of Globe Studios and its YouTube channel. Penafrancia by Gab Mesina was awarded the winner for the Audience Choice Award.

Globe Studios opened GIFF to all amateur filmmakers and were evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges from the entertainment industry namely, acclaimed film director Antoinette Jadaone, TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, film critic Philbert Dy, and renowned TV commercial director Sid Maderazo.

At the GIFF awards night, guests also sang to their favorite tunes from renowned indie artists such as ESCURI, Nanay Mo, B.P. Valenzuela, MOONWLK, Olympia, Taken By Cars, and Pedicab.

To watch the finalists and winning entries, visit Globe Telecom’s YouTube page at or on

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