21 October 2009

Shelf Life Wins Best Short Film!

It has been officially posted over at the Cinemanila website that Shelf Life was awarded Best Short Film at the first annual machinima segment at the Cinemanila International Film Festival!

Thank you Cinemanila judging panel for awarding Shelf Life with this high honor!

We appreciate that Cinemanila decided to have a judging panel award and also an audience vote award. We think it is an excellent format to have awards based off an official panel and also awards based off of popular vote. This format allows different aspects of the film makers achievement to be awarded and makes it possible for some new comers to the scene to win even if they have not established a strong fan base yet.

Best Music Video went to Inside Your Head by Erica Cruz. Congratulations Erica!

Then there were the audience choice awards that were decided by online voting. Audience Choice for Short Film went to Shrink Wrapped by Russell Boyd and Audience Choice for Music Video went to Worship the Will by Ian-Dean LoreĊ„os.

Congratulations to all the winners!


  1. Congratulations!!!

    I think you're right on the money about the judging system. If there's to be an audience-driven vote at all it should at least be balanced vs. a juried selection. I think Cinemanila got it just right.

  2. Congratulations! Well deserved award.

  3. Thanks!

    If Cinemanila continues this format and even improves on it I think it will become a very popular machinima festival. Now if we could convince Bitfilm to adopt a better format. :)

    Maybe I should develop a plan for what I think would be a robust and respectable voting and award system for machinima...with all my spare time, heh. ;)

    - James

  4. Yo this is Ian from the Philippines, I'm the dude behind "worship the will" I would just like to congratulate you for winning the award. I've seen you film and I'm really impressed with it! Keep it up. Oh and I would also like to thank you for mentioning my video here on your blog. cheers!

    by the way you can also check out my blog: geekyjockstuff.blogspot.com