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SISC alum wins top honor at US filmfest

An alumnus of SISC won the Best Short Film directing award at the Grand Rapids Film Festival held in Michigan, USA.
Miguel Luis Calayan of High School ’08 won for his entry "First Match," a coming-of-age narrative about a boy who loses his nerves before his first boxing match and looks to his father for help.  It was the lone Philippine entry in the international juried competition.
He previously won the Best Documentary award for two consecutive years at San Francisco’s Epidemic Film Festival for his works “Larry Hunt: Bucketman,” a story about a local street drummer, and “Life Afloat”, about a gymnast who chases her dream of joining the circus.
After SISC, Calayan went to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he graduated magna cum laude.  He recently moved back to Manila to direct TV commercials.