Citers for the 29TH Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines previewed six films for the week Dec. 6 to 10, bringing the total number of films previewed to 12. They are expected to finish their previews of an estimated 30 films by January 14 next year.
Previewed this week were Here Comes the Bride of Star Cinema and Quantum Films; In Your Eyes of Viva Films and GMA Films; Paano na Kaya of Star Cinema; Noy of Cinemedia Film Productions; Miss You Like Crazy of Star Cinema and Sa ‘Yo Lamang of Star Cinema. The films were previewed with two films a day on Dec. 6, 8 and 10.
Citers during the screening at the FAP office
The filmography of the six films is as follows:
Here Comes the Bride
Chris Martinez, direction/Chris Martinez, story & screenplay/Rodolfo Aves Jr., cinematography/Adelina Leung, production design/Albert Michael Idioma, sound/Von de Guzman, music score/Ike Veneracion, editing/ casting: Angelica Panganiban, Eugene Domingo, John Lapus, Tuesday Vargas, Jaime Fabregas and Cherry Pie Picache.
In Your Eyes
Mac C. Alejandre, direction/Keiko A. Aquino, story & screenplay/Carlos Montano Jr., cinematography/Edgar Martin Littaua, production design/ Ditoy Aguila, sound/Von de Guzman, music score/Tara Illenberger, editing/casting: Claudine Barretto, Anne Curtis, Richard Gutierrez, Joel Torre, Maricar de Mesa, Rey ‘PJ” Abellana and Raymond Lauchengco.
Paano na Kaya
Ruel S. Bayani, direction/Henry Quitain, Kriz Gazmen, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat and Camilla Andrea Mangampan, story & screenplay/Monchie Redoble, cinematography/Ania Li & Vicente Pado Jr., production design/Aurel Bilbao, sound/Raul Mitra, music score/Marya Ignacio, editing/ casting: Kim Chiu, Gerard Anderson, Ricky Davao, Rio Locsin, Melissa Ricks, Rica Peralejo, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lloyd Samartino and Janus del Prado.
Dondon S. Santos, direction/Rondel P. Lindayag, Rodel Nacianceno & Francis Xavier Pasion, story/Shugo Praico, screenplay/Tim Jimenez, cinematography/Glen Herbert Adriano, production design/Ross Diaz, sound/Tonton P. Africa, music score/Renewin B. Alano, editing/ casting: Coco Martin, Erich Gonzales, Joem Bascon, Baron Geisler, Cherry Pie Picache, Cheska Billones, Pen Medina and Jhong Hilario.
Miss You Like Crazy
Cathy Garcia-Molina, direction/Vanessa R. Valdez, story/Vanessa R. Valdez, Ma. Theresa Clamor & Juan Miguel Sevilla, screenplay/Manuel Teehankee, cinematography/Lesley Anne Padilla & Gino Villayos, production design/Aurel Bilbao, sound/Jessie Lasaten, music score/Marya Ignacio, editing/casting: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Maricar Reyes, Jun Urbano, Ryan Eigenmann, Ina Feleo, Sid Lucero, Tirso Cruz III and Noel Trinidad.
Citers during the screening at the FAP office
Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Laurice Guillen, direction/Ricardo Lee, Anna Karenina L. Ramos, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat, Mia Louise Ramos & John Paul Abelera, story/Ricardo Lee, Anna Karenina L. Ramos & Ralph Jacinto Quiblat, screenplay/Lee Meily, cinematography/Edgar Martin Littaua, production design/Albert Michael Idioma, sound/Von de Guzman, music score/Efren Jarlego, editing/ casting: Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon, Bea Alonzo, Diether Ocampo, Coco Martin, Zanjo Marudo, Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee and Dominic Ochoa.
The second tier of previewers, the nominators, will have a timetable of January 20 to February 5 to evaluate the 10 or so films selected by the citers. As in previous years, peers will be judging peers, meaning director-citers or nominators will consider works of directors while scriptwriter-citers or nominators will pick the possible nominees for best screenplay for 2010. And so forth down the line of film artists and technicians.
The nominators will hand down the final lists of nominees in the 12 categories by February 19 and voters, who unlike the citers and nominators, will select the final winners in all categories, will view the nominated films from February 21 to March 18.
The tentative schedule for the 29th Luna Awards is April 4, 2011.
The Academy will resume giving out awards for distinguished achievements in local films after a two-year hiatus.
Due to financial problems brought about by the big slash in the Academy’s share in the annual Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (Philippines) amuse-ment tax rebate, the 27th Luna awards (for films shown in 2008) and 28th Luna Awards (for films shown in 2009) were not staged.
Winners for the 27th Luna Awards were, however, already decided by the Academy voters but are still kept confidential with the FAP’s accounting agency. The winners will receive their trophies during the 29th Luna Awards staging in April, 2011.
The last awards held by the Academy was the 26th Luna Awards (for films shown in 2007) which was held at the Mandarin Oriental Suites of the Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City on February 8, 2009 with the financial assistance of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
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