Far Eastern University student short film “Caterwaul” was awarded the Gold Medal in the Viddsee Juree Philippines Awards 2017 held on November 25 at the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Director and Bachelor of Arts in Communication senior Josel Fajardo was awarded a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera EF worth US$4,995 and a five-day film immersion course in Los Angeles sponsored by the Motion Picture Association. Group Members include fellow Comm majors Jennifer Leonicio, Shiela Ballos, Elmarc Lim, Chay Coronado, Giecelli Magnaye.

Actresses Andrei Eunice Osano and Quennie Abuyuan are members of the FEU Theater Guild and FEU Film Society, respectively. The film is the group’s final output in Cinema 1 class under Professor David Corpuz.

The top entries were selected from ten finalist films by a panel of international judges: Loïc Valceschini, festival programmer of Neuchâtel Int’ Fantastic Film Fest & Locarno’s Semaine de la Critique, Marcus Manh, Vietnamese film producer & founder of YxineFF and Antoinette Jadaone, Filipino film director. The judges said of the films: “We commend ‘Caterwaul’ for the simple story and strong performances from the actresses, and their delivery of the storytelling twist.

Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines is a newly organized initiative by the entertainment platform Viddsee to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.