A special committee of the Film Academy of the Philippines will choose the local film to vie for nomination to the best foreign language film of next year’s Oscar Awards.
To qualify, the film must have been commercially exhibited for at least seven days during the period from October 2009 to September 2010.
A seven-man committee headed by National Artist for Films Eddie Romero will screen several films from Monday to Wednesday next week (September 20-22).
The committee went over the list of films rated A or B by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines during the October 2009 to September 2010 period. This includes 10 A rated films and 16 B rated films.
Up to the Sept. 8 playdate, a total of 58 local films were exhibited commercially. Thirty-two of these films were digital films.
Since 1996, a FAP committee had been selecting the country’s annual entry to the foreign language film category. These films were as follows:
1996—Inagaw Mo ang Lahat sa Akin (Reyna Films) directed by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna
1997—Milagros (Merdeka Films) directed by Gil Portes
1998—Sa Pusod ng Dagat (GMA Films) directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya
1999—Saranggola (GMA Films/Teamwork Productions) directed by Gil Portes
2000—Anak (Star Cinema) directed by Rory B. Quintos
2001—Gatas…Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway (Crown Seven Ventures) directed by Gil Portes
2002—Mga Munting Tinig (Teamwork Films) directed y Gil Portes
2003—Dekada ’70 (Star Cinema) directed by Chito Rono
2004—Crying Ladies (Unitel Productions) directed by Mark Meily
2006—Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (U.F.O. Films) directed by Aureaus Solito
2007—Donsol (Bicycle Productions) diected by Adolf Alix
2008—Ploning (Panoramanila) directed by Dante Nico Garcia
2009—Ded na si Lolo (APT Entertainment) directed by Soxie Topacio
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