A SHORT film created by a member of The Manila Times College of Subic–Creative Arts & Multimedia Program (TMTCS-CAMMP) has earned accolades from various cinematic award-giving institutions.

“Pagtatapos” by Jhonny Mercida Bobier 2nd, a 22-year-old self-learned filmmaker and director, won the Jury Special Citation from the 34th Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Alternatibo for the experimental category and Best Film in the Region Cinema in Region 14 from the National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) National Committee on Cinema.

The film is a depiction of how the despair, anxiety, harassment and pressure students go through in and outside of school constantly threaten to kill their passion to continue.

“Ang tagumpay ay hindi tungkol sa kung gaano kalakas ang lagapak ng bagsak mo, tungkol ito kung gaano kasakit ang kaya mong tanggapin mula sa mundo at manatili pa ring nakatayo para magpatuloy, ganoon tinatapos ang tagumpay (Success is not measured by how hard you fall. It’s about how you are able to bounce back and continue)!” Bobier said.

The TMTCS-CAMMP aims to provide learning opportunities and experiences in the creative arts and multimedia to young people.

The program teaches students to continuously build and hone their skills to become future leaders in the creative sector.

Dwight Moody E. Bernardo, advertising manager of TMTC Subic, said self-taught youths like Bobier are creating “not just an output you can barely call a movie, but a movie of incredible quality. The writing, plot, direction, execution, and even the editing all feel like they were done by experienced professionals.”

For more information on TMTCS-CAMMP, visit www.tmtc.edu.ph or contact The Manila Times College of Subic at 09273658270.