A year after a Film Conference and Workshop, 13 finalists films from different schools and institutions nationwide compete for the Alberione Media Award on Nov. 26, at Alberione Hall, 7708 Saint Paul Road, San Antonio Village, Makati. The finalists films are: Breaking Sasha (Secular Male Institute of the Two Hearts and San Pablo Colleges), Drugs and Alcohol for the Soul (University of Santo Tomas), ECG (De La Salle College Lipa), Kandila (Secular Male Institute of the Two Hearts), Loro (Dominican Studentate), Lugud Ning Indu (Holy Angel University), Nasa Huli (UST Tomcat), Sandigan (University of Santo Tomas), Snatcher (University of the Philippines-Diliman), Sunshine (Dominican Studentate), Swindler (Colegio de San Juan de Letran), The Boy Who Cried Books (University of Santo Tomas), and To My Son (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila).
Alberione Media Awards for short films is a media award given to a communicator who creatively uses this medium to spread the Gospel values. As part of the St. Paul Bible Ministry, these films inspired by Bible verse/s, which must be included in the oeuvre, are fruits of the Film Workshop and Conference conducted by St. Paul Philippines and UP Film Institute Outreach Program (2015) for Senior High School and College students who submitted storylines/logs of merit. Blessed James Alberione, the Founder of the Pauline Family, envisioned a community of priests, religious, consecrated lay men and women who give to the world Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life in in the spirit of St. Paul under the loving gaze of Mary Queen of the Apostles through the fastest and most advanced means of communication. He is the patron sain of the press and mass media practitioners.
The major awards at stake are: R50,000 for the Jurors’ Choice and Alberione Medal of Excellence in Media. Also, cash prizes worth R15,000 and R10,000 for the 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively and Certificates of Excellence in Media. Special Jury Awards are also given to the winners of the Best Story, Use of Local Language, Original Theme Music, and the Audience Choice Award.