ONE WORLD AWARD
GMA Film on ALS Wins International Award
A film highlighting the struggles of families caring for victims of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) has won the One World award in the 2015 US International Film & Video Festival. “Front Row: ALS,” produced by GMA Network Inc., Quezon City, was selected by a panel of judges from the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ). IQ sponsors the award, which is given to a production that creates greater awareness of a worldwide issue.
Front Row, a public affairs program, used the occasion of the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which participants worldwide focused attention on ALS by being doused with a bucket of ice water, to look at the neurodegenerative disease in the Philippines. What reporters found was a lack of information about the disease, but many families coping with care for its victims.
This is the second year that a GMA production has received the One World award. In the 2014 competition, GMA News TV won for "Brigada (The Brigade): Gintong Krudo (Black Gold)," a documentary to raise awareness of child labor in the Philippines.
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PRODUCTION COMPANY: Wizard Films, New Taipei City (TAIWAN)
CLIENT: UKAI, Tokyo (JAPAN)
ENTRANT: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo (JAPAN)
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ENTRANT: Deutsche Welle, Berlin (GERMANY)
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