• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
A resolution congratulating director Kurt Soberano for winning Best Short Film in the 71st Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences for his short film entitled Golden Bells, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
The resolution authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang said the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) are the annual honors given by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), an organization composed of award-winning writers and movie columnists, for achievements in Philippine cinema for a calendar year.
In the 71st edition of the aforesaid awards giving occasion, the short film Golden Bells directed by Bacolodnon director Kurt Soberano won as best short film, it said.
Golden Bells is set in 1979 in Bacolod’s downtown area, where a young Chinese-Filipino boy witnesses his father’s dream come true as he opens a small clothing store, and realizes the need to maintain the family’s legacy, the resolution said.
Soberano, a gifted and dedicated filmmaker hailing from Bacolod City, has brought immense pride and honor to our city through his exceptional work in the film industry, it said.
The resolution said the City Council of Bacolod acknowledges and celebrates the remarkable achievements of its talented citizens in various fields, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the arts and culture.
Soberano’s achievements not only serves as a source of inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and artists within our city but also highlights Bacolod City’s significant role in fostering and nurturing creative talents that can compete and excel on national and international level, it added.*