October 09, 2019
Five highly accomplished communicators will receive the 2019 Glory Award given to outstanding University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) alumni. To be recognized at the college’s alumni homecoming are Jeffrey Jeturian for film and visual communication, Carolyn Arguillas for journalism, Nona Andaya-Castillo and Samira Gutoc for social advocacy and Florencio “Floy” Quintos for performing arts.
The award is named after Gloria Feliciano, the first dean of the UP mass communication program who served from 1965 to 1985. The “Glory” honors alumni who not only achieved excellence in their communication disciplines but also made a significant impact on society through their body of work.
The Glory Awards will be held on November 9 at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman.
Jeturian has directed feature films that foreshadowed a vibrant Philippine independent cinema. He made relevant social themes and issues appeal to wider audiences beyond the arthouse aficionados. The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino included three of his films —”Pila Balde” (1999), “Tuhog” (2001) and “Kubrador” (2006) — on its list of 20 important Filipino movies produced in the past 20 years.
Kubrador, widely perceived as Jeturian’s most accomplished film, was exhibited in more than a hundred international festivals including a US premiere at the New York Museum of Modern Art, winning over 40 national and international awards. Pila Balde also received numerous awards and citations abroad.
Locally, Tuhog and Kubrador were Urian best picture winners while Minsan Pa (2004) was named best picture by the Golden Screen Awards. Bisperas (2011) and Ekstra (2013) received best film awards from the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
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