A short film by a 16-year-old Filipino student has won an award at this year’s Faith Shorts international competition from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in the UK.
Charles Andrew Flamiano, from General Santos City in the Philippines, attended the awards ceremony at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London.
His 3-minute short film topped the 14-17 category, taking him to the Top 3 after beating over a hundred entries from around the world including countries like Nepal and Mexico.
Winner in the 14-17 year old category, Charles Andrew Flamiano, who is a 16 year old student from General Santos City, Philippines, made an emotional film “Letting Go, Letting God”. The winning film focuses on putting trust in God when faced with an adversity like illness.
Congratulations to the young film maker, Charles Andrew Flamiano from the Philippines (General Santos City) for winning the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s 2012 Global film competition, Faith Shorts.
“It feels really great to be able to come here to London to showcase my film and to be able to visit and give the voice of the Filipino youth about faith,” said Flamiano, speaking to ABS-CBN News at the event.
Entitled “Letting Go, Letting God”, his film tells a story of finding strength from faith in difficult times, seen through a chance encounter between a woman with cancer and a hospital patient.
He wants to “inspire” others through his films and achievements, urging Filipinos of all faiths and background to come together for the sake of the Philippines. Entries from Faith Shorts 2012 are available on YouTube and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation website.