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Animated Egg Wins Philippines Prize

Animated film EGG, by Ramon del Prado, was named best film in the Indeo Awards organized by the University of the Philippines Film Institute Cineastes' Studio, reports the INQUIRER NEWS SERVICE. The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of a chicken egg misplaced in a "balut" factory a metaphor for the problem of discrimination.

During the awards on Oct. 2, 2004, Del Prado, a Communication Arts graduate of the De La Salle University-Taft, said that his entry was conceived out of a desire to come up with a film that will tackle the "common" problem, and at the same time interest children.

EGG, his undergraduate thesis, is said to be the first-ever attempt of a DLSU student at creating a two-dimensional computer-generated animated film. It was previously screened in July at ArtFilm Greenbelt 1, as part of the Young Cinema Night program of the 6th Makati Cinemanila.

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