By today, May 15, the films that Film Academy of the Philippines citers will screen and preview are down to nine.
After ten days of screenings—Mondays to Fridays weekly—the 27th Luna Awards citers had already screened 20 films.
The 20 films already screened were One True Love (Regal Films/GMA Films); One Night Only (Canary Films); Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures); I.T.A.L.Y. (GMA Films/Viva Films); Baler (Viva Films); My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend (Regal Entertainment/GMA Films); Serbis (CenterStage Productions); Iskul Bukol (OctoArts Films); For the First Time (Star Cinema); 100 (Martinez-Rivera Films);
My Only You (Star Cinema); Torotot (Viva Films); Endo (UFO Pictures); My Big Love (Star Cinema); Pisay (Seiko Films) Concerto (Solito Arts Productions/Seiko Films); When Love Begins (Star Cinema); Caregiver (Star Cinema/Viva Films); Urduja (Regal Entertainment Inc./APT Entertainment); and A Very Special Love (Star Cinema/Viva Films).
The citers are expected to come up with their list of at least 10 nominees in their categories on the last day of screening on Wednesday, May 27. As usual, the film workers will be selecting nominees in their specific line of work—meaning actors will rate actors, directors will rate directors and so forth.
After the citers, the nominators will take over and review the list the citers had come up with. The nominators will trim the list down to the final five (or so) nominees. The voters will then review the films with nominations and vote on the best for the year 2008. Voters, unlike the citers and nominators, will be voting in all categories.
Meanwhile, the FAP Secretariat released the complete viewing schedule for the citers:
May 18 (Mon)—Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat (Star Cinema) and Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
May 20 (Wed)—Paupahan (AD Production) and Dayo (Cutting Edge Productions)
May 22 (Fri)—Kulam (Regal Entertainment) and Desperadas 2 (Regal Entertainment)
May 25 (Mon)—Dobol Trobol (APT Entertainment/RVQ Films/ M-Zet Films) and Shake, Rattle and Roll 10 (Regal Entertainment)
May 27 (Wed)—Ikaw Pa Rin (Viva Films).
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