Huawei Philippines partnered with local talents to showcase the power of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

The company tapped popular directors Pepe Diokno and Sid Maderazo, singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan, and filmmaker and humanitarian Lyka Gonzales to produce a series of short films using the popular flagship.

Spurred on by the success of the Huawei Mate 30 series in the Philippines, the Huawei Film Awards (HFA) is an Asia Pacific festival dedicated to celebrating creativity and passion of aspiring talents in the country. Filmmakers are encouraged to create films using the Huawei smartphones to expand their scope and freedom.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro as a film making tool

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s 40MP Cine Camera became an effective tool in translating the message and vision of top local talents Pepe Diokno, Sid Maderazo, Reese Lansangan, and Lyka Gonzales.

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Huawei Film Awards Short Films
Lyka Gonzalez, Pepe Diokno and Sid Maderazo talk about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro as a film making tool.

Renowned director Pepe Diokno gushed about the Mate 30 Pro’s versatility as he shot his short film “Things.” He has this to say about the flagship:

We shot the whole film from morning until night and the battery lasted the whole day. We were shocked that we didn’t have to charge while shooting! Every single frame was shot using the Mate 30 Pro and we didn’t add anything else and the results were just amazing!

Pepe Diokno
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In demand TV commercial director Sid Maderazo chimed in with his thoughts on using the Mate 30 Pro as a film making tool.

The high end cameras obviously have a lot of advantages with big lenses, but I think we’re going on the right direction. Witnessing and using the phone for me opens a lot of possibilities and seeing the films by Lyka and Pepe, and to think that everything was shot using a gadget that can fit inside your pocket is just mind-blowing! And coming from film, that is something else.

Sid Maderazo

Lyka Gonzalez also shared her experience in using the flagship, as she talks about the feature she liked best during filming.

The film that we produced was shot mostly on the Pro mode, that allowed us control on what shutter speed to use, aperture to use, and even the frame rate. So, that customization abilities gave us a lot of freedom and control in shooting the film that we want.

Lyka Gonzalez

APAC Huawei Film Awards

The Asia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards is happening this March in Thailand. Several awards such as the APAC Best Director, APAC Best Actor/Actress, APAC Best Cinematography, and Best Film in the Country Level will be announced.

Local talents Pepe Diokno, Carlo Manatad, Martika Escobar, and JP Habac have joined the competion with their short films Things, Tisay, Living Things, and So Long So Long To Everyone

If you have the passion for short films and meaningful stories, you too can be part of the HWA. The Asia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards is still accepting submissions until February 25, 2020. For more information, you may visit:


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