Ded na si Lolo, the country’s entry to the Foreign Language Film category of the last Oscar Awards, has been invited to participate in two filmfests in the United States.
The two filmfests are the 28th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival to be held on July 8-18, 2010 at the Directors’ Guild of America in West Hollywood and in selected theatres in LA; and the Tallgrass Film Festival scheduled on October 22-24, 2010 in Wichita, Kansas.
In October last year, a six-man committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines, headed by National Artist for Film Eddie Romero, chose Ded na si Lolo (directed by Soxie Topacio) over In My Life (directed by Olivia Lamasan), a Vilma Santos starrer.
The main cast of Ded na si Lolo includes Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Manilyn Reynes, Dick Israel, Roderick Paulate, Perla Bautista and BJ Forbes.
The production staff is composed of the following: Director-Writer Soxie Topacio; Cinematogapher Journaline Payonan; Editor Danny Anonuevo; Production Designer Edel Templo-nuevo; Costume Designer Luming Medrano; Music Composer Noel Cabangon; and Sound Mixer Joey Santos.
The FAP Oscar committee is composed of the following; National Artist for Film Eddie Romero, senior adviser of the Academy and also the chairman of the selection committee; Actor/Director Robert Arevalo, FAP adviser; Director Jose Carreon of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI);
Director William Mayo of the Philippine Motion Picture Directors’ Association (PMPDA); Manny Morfe of the Production Designers Guild of the Philippines (PDGP); and Director Elwood Perez, (PMPDA).
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