Newbie Pinoy filmmaker wins top prize at Asia-Pacific climate change video tilt

Software engineer Alvin Tiamzon, 23, bagged the grand prize in "My View: The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Video Contest," reports ABS-CBNNews.com. Sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the short film contest aimed to "highlight the serious threat posed by global warming."

Tiamzon's How to Save the World, a humorous take on saving energy using imagined superpower-strength, bested 70 entries from ADB's 67 member countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It impressed an international panel of film directors and critics, including award-winning Filipino filmmakers Brillante Mendoza and Pepe Diokno.

Tiamzon says the idea of using a spin to superheroes came to him during a jeepney ride, and the film shot with supportive officemates as actors over a lunch break.

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