San Francisco Press Club outgoing president Antonia Ehlers (center) with (l-r) Box City’s Jon Santos, Jeremiah Ysip, Henni Espinosa and Mike Carrion. Not in photo is cameraman Patrick LunaCardboard roofs and plywood floors cramped beneath the majestic backdrop of San Francisco’s high-rise apartments, sparkling condominiums and million-dollar homes are captured in the “Balitang America” documentary, “Box City.” It is also an encampment that people in the community call home.
“Box City” won first place in the TV/Video Documentary category of San Francisco Press Club’s 41st Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, besting AJ+’s “War on the Korean Peninsula.”
The team behind “Box City”—producer/writer Henni Espinosa, director of photography Jeremiah Ysip, cameraman Patrick Luna, editor Jon Santos and graphic designer Mike Carrion—were awarded certificates of excellence for their work.
The yearly event honors the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio and digital media journalists, graphic designers and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers.
Meanwhile, The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) digital series “Lines and Letters” is nominated at the 23rd Asian Television Awards in the Best Digital Non-Fiction Programme Series category.
“Lines and Letters” is a digital series evoking inspiring real-life stories of overseas Filipinos. The stories are narrated through spoken poetry and visually translated through different hand-art mediums.
Other nominees in the category are “The Remix-India S07” by Amazon Prime Video from India, “After School Club #310” by Arirang/Arirang Kpop/After School Club from Korea and “Wrong Say Do Season 1” by Mello Original from Thailand.
Also nominated are Boy Abunda in Best Current Affairs Presenter for “The Bottomline” which is also nominated in the Best Talk Show category, and Maja Salvador who is nominated in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for her performance in “Wildflower.”
Asian Television Awards recognizes excellence in programming, production and performance. For over a decade now, it has showcased and given recognition to quality television productions within Asia.
The 23rd Asian Television Awards ceremony will be held in Malaysia on January 11, 2019.