Students and alumni of PBA’s School of Communication and Media wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning films in 2012.
The drama, "The Remnant" received recognition by winning the Grand Prize in the Video Drama category at the National Broadcasting Society Awards, and was a finalist in the New York Festivals' student production category. In the student production category at the AVA Awards, "The Remnant" received a platinum award and "The Biker," a gold award. The student-produced Nike commercial receive a gold AVA Award both in the cinematography and student production categories.
At the Videographer Awards in the student production category, "The Biker" received an Award of Excellence, and both "The Remnant" and Nike commercial, an Award of Distinction. Between the three, in the student competition categories, the films also received two Addy Awards, two Telly Awards and three Communicator Awards.
The awards are considered some of the most competitive in the film/television industry, according to Antonio Zarro, assistant professor of cinema-television.