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 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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