3rd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards for prose, comics & short film


    Fans and dreamers alike descended at the Rockwell Tent last March 17 to see the winners of the 3rd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards, as well as its co-founder, Neil Gaiman.

    The awards show was conceived five years ago when Fully Booked owner Jaime Daez invited the multi-awarded novelist, graphic fiction author and screenwriter to Manila. Together, they drew up the plans for a competition that would encourage Filipino writers and artists to create science fiction and fantasy that would be at par with the best in the world.

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    At the press conference, Gaiman noted that this year’s winners (which, for the first time, include filmmakers) had "a very solidly Filipino voice. No one speaks with an American or UK accent."

    They also presented the Philippine Graphic/Fiction Anthology, a compedium of the winners of the last three years, as well as fiction from selected entrants.

    Here are the winners of the three categories:

    1st Place: "A Kind of Flotsam" by Christelle Rhodamae Mariano
    2nd Place: "Filipina: The Super Maid" by Irene Carolina A. Sarmiento
    3rd Place: (Tie) "Cherry Clubbing" by Kenneth Yu and "Remembrance" by Dean Alfar
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    People’s Choice
    1st Place: "Filipina: The Super Maid" by Irene Carolina A. Sarmiento
    2nd Place: "A Kind of Flotsam" by Christelle Rhodamae Mariano
    3rd Place: "The Street Child and the Dwarf" by Diabelle Joy M. Pazcoguin

    1st Place: No winner  (winner "I See" by Manuel Abrera was disqualified before the show)
    2nd Place: "Douglas" by Genevieve Go
    3rd Place: "(Love) at Last Sight" by Heubert Khan Michael
    People’s Choice
    1st Place: "Hunger" by Jeremiah D. Faustino and Norman Jim Faustino
    2nd Place: "Raisinhead: A Tale of a Modern-Day Tiyanak" by Christian Oliver A. Cruz
    3rd Place: "Traffick" by Alarice A. Francisco
    1st place: No winner
    2nd Place: "Kumot ng Panaginip" by  Jedd Chris P. Dumaguina
    3rd Place: "Squatters from Mars" by Rommel Sales

    People’s Choice
    1st Place: "Kumot ng Panaginip" by Jedd Chris P. Dumaguina
    2nd Place: "Anak ng Tikbalang" by Desiree Ann C. Samson
    3rd Place: "Embrace" by Ron Sapinoso

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