Huawei Film Awards – Empowering Filmmakers to Create Breathtaking Films

As part of the steady movement prompted by last year’s success of the Huawei Mate 30 Series in the Philippines, the Huawei Film Awards is an Asia Pacific festival dedicated to celebrating work shot using any Huawei mobile phone, with the goal of uncovering and supporting the talents of tomorrow. Through the HFA and Huawei’s groundbreaking smartphones, filmmakers are empowered to expand their scope and freedom to create breathtaking films.

Known for its innovative approaches, Huawei carries on to develop ways for its consumers to unleash their creative potential. Through the Mate 30 Series, Huawei continues to enable its users across the globe to break free from traditional practices and explore brand new ways of art and expression.

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Huawei Philippines partnered with Filipino Film Directors Pepe Diokno, Sid Maderazo, Reese Lansangan and Lyka Gonzalez to encourage budding filmmakers to join the Huawei Film Awards. They made short films using the Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s 40 MP Cine Camera tool which supports a variety of shooting modes.

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Renowned director, Pepe Diokno, expressed his admiration with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro as it was the main device he used when he shot his short film titled Things. “We shot the whole film from morning until night and the battery lasted the whole day. We were shocked that we didn’t have to charge while shooting! Every single frame was shot using the Mate 30 Pro and we didn’t add anything else and the results were just amazing!”, said Diokno.

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Popular TV Commercial Director, Sid Maderazo, shared his perspective on evolution of film making saying, “The high end cameras obviously have a lot of advantages with big lenses, but I think we’re going on the right direction. Witnessing and using the phone for me opens a lot of possibilities and seeing the films by Lyka and Pepe, and to think that everything was shot using a gadget that can fit inside your pocket is just mind-blowing! And coming from film, that is something else.”

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“The film that we produced was shot mostly on the Pro mode, that allowed us control on what shutter speed to use, aperture to use, and even the frame rate. So, that customization abilities gave us a lot of freedom and control in shooting the film that we want”, says Lyka Gonzalez when asked about which feature she liked best while filming.

Huawei Film Awards

The Asia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards is set to happen this coming March in Thailand where several awards including APAC Best Director (Male or Female), APAC Best Actor (Male or Female), APAC Best Cinematography, and Best Film in the Country Level will be announced. Brilliant and accomplished filmmakers of this generation namely Pepe Diokno, Carlo Manatad, Martika Escobar, and JP Habac, are on the run to bagging these awards with their films entitled Things, Tisay, Living Things, So Long So Long To Everyone.

Passionate for short films and meaningful stories? Entries for the Asia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards will be accepted until February 25, 2020! To learn more about the HFA, you may visit this link:

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