'Wansapanataym' wins in Prix Jeunesse festival

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 11 2012 05:27 PM | Updated as of Jun 12 2012 06:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN’s fantasy-drama anthology “Wansapanataym” recently bagged the Children’s Jury Prize in the prestigious 2012 Prix Jeunesse International Festival in Germany.

The show's "Chalk Boy" episode, topbilled by child actor Bugoy Cariño, ruled in the "7-11 Fiction" category, beating 19 other entries from various countries across the globe including Germany, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, China, Columbia, United Kingdom, Korea, Chile, Lebanon and Kyrgyzstan.

The "Chalk Boy" episode was about a boy who was taught by a kid made out of chalk to value and respect his grandfather and his elders.

Also starring in the episode were Dante Rivero, Jacob Dionisio, Rochelle Barrameda, and Arnold Reyes. It was written by Cris Lim and directed by Manny Palo.

Prix Jeunesse International is a biannual competition that recognizes innovative children and youth programs worldwide.

“Wansapanataym” is a part of ABS-CBN’s “Bida Best Kid” campaign that aims to empower children by encouraging them to become who they want to be and the best that they can be.

“Wansapanataym” airs every Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN.

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