Bryan Brazil, executive producer of GMA News and Public Affairs’ digital newscast “Stand for Truth, ” recently received the World Vision Award at the EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) in South Korea.
Brazil won for “My Little Dancing Shoes,” his directorial film about the underprivileged Cebuano kids who chase their dreams of becoming dance sports world champions, learning about survival, defeat, and victory in the process.
“All of the films in the competition are well crafted and the directors are from Europe, Asia, and America and they are already known in the industry. It’s been more than a decade since the country won in this prestigious festival for documentary and that makes me prouder as a Filipino,” he said.
The EBS International Documentary Festival featured documentary films from around the globe. Brazil’s win is the second EIDF award for the Philippines, making it the only ASEAN country to have won two awards in the history of the festival. Documentary director Ditsi Carolino first bagged an award for her film “Bunso” in 2005.
“Stand for Truth” is headlined by Atom Araullo with Richard Heydarian and Joyce Pring together with a pool of millennial reporters who went through rigorous training before they were deployed on the field. Using their mobile phones, the anchors and young reporters gather video and news data, produce it into short news segments, and deliver it to Kapuso viewers.
The 15-minute news program is livestreamed from Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 p.m. via GMA News Facebook page and GMA Public Affairs YouTube channel with delayed telecast airing on leading local news channel GMA News TV at 10:15 p.m.