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SEA Prix Jeunesse 2017
The 10 Winners of the 2017 1st Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse
Video enthusiasts from all over the world continue to send congratulatory remarks for the ten winners of the 1st SEAPJ for their remarkable video concepts and excellent production values. Browse through the 10 winners of the 2017 1st Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse Video Festival for Children held on 27-29 November 2017 at The Peninsula Manila, Philippines.
Professional Category Fiction for Age Group Under 7 Years Old
“Upin and Ipin: Behind the Scenes”
Upin, Ipin and friends find a shadow puppet belonging to Tok Mat, a fierce elderly man who is actually a shadow puppet master. Excited, the twins learn more about shadow puppets and play, a dying art that deserves to be recognized again.
Professional Category Fiction for Age Group 8 to 12 Years Old
This is a story of nine-year-old Ann and her toys that came to life. With a very busy father with little time to take care of her, she spent most of her time talking to the toys at the toy shop near her school. One day, she found out that the toy shop was about to close because the owner could not pay rent. As it turns out, the toy shop’s landlord is Ann’s father!
Professional Category Fiction for Age Group 13 to 17 Years Old
“May Fragrance of Thanakha Last Forever”
Do girls feel safe around men? Can men be trusted not to abuse young girls? How can young, innocent girls protect themselves from the advances of these horrible men?
Professional Category Non-Fiction for Age Group Under 7 Years Old
“Team Yey: SFX”
Imagine watching a movie or listening to a radio drama without a sound… Strange, right? Team Yey kids meet Uncle Bernard Canaberal, a radio and film sound effects expert, who teachers them the importance of sound effects and foley. The sound of footsteps, banging the door, rainfall, and other sounds make the listeners imagine and feel the characters’ emotions in the story.
Professional Category Non-Fiction for Age Group 8 to 12 Years Old
“Way to School”
A group of children living in the remote, mountainous area of North Viet Nam are undaunted by the 30 kilometer-walk they need to do each day to get to school, cutting through a dense forest and traversing dangerous and winding pathways. But, their optimistic attitude and their thirst for knowledge in order to have a better life cannot be stemmed by the treacherous way to get to school.
Professional Category Non-Fiction for Age Group 13 to 17 Years Old
“Reel Time: Isinulat sa Tubig (Forgotten Children of the Waves)”
This is the story of 10-year-old Jer John and his classmates and their fierce determination to finish high school. Living in a remote village in Sorsogon, Jer John and his classmates wade across the sea and take a two-hour trek up the mountain (with their clothes dripping wet, having just emerged from their hike across the sea) to get to their high school – every single school day.
This is the story of the lives of the marginalized in the Philippines told amidst a background of spoken poetry. A young beggar selflessly gives the alms he has gathered for the day to an elderly beggar who is unable to stand, much less walk. It is a touching 2-minute silent film.
Children Category: Pride in Self
“The Black Sheep”
Should our respective skin colors come between us? Two sheep, one white and one black forge a strong bond of friendship in the face of adversity.
Children Category: Pride in Family
“The Rural Teacher”
Teaching is never easy. But teaching in a rural area is even harder. But a committed teacher never gives up.
Children Category: Pride in Tradition
Teener Racquel Laxamana comes from the indigenous group of Aeta in the Philippines. Guided by her cultural heritage, she pursues her dreams in a journey directed by family values and love for the community. The route is tough but her spirit is indomitable.
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