The citers for the 30th Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards will start previews of 15 films on Tuesday, June 26, at the FAP office at the OctoArts building on Panay St.
Previews will be held from Tuesday to Friday for two consecutive weeks and two films will be screened daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
A short list of 15 films was drawn up by a special committee of the Academy from which the citers will draw up their citations for referral to the nominators.
The schedule of previews is as follows:
June 26 (Tue)
Senior Year(CEB Rated A)
Produced by Digitank Studio and Metric Films, it is directed by Jerrold Tarog, featuring real high school students who have no film acting experience. (Shown on March 9, 2011)
Zombading:Patayin sa Shokot si Remington (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Origin 8 and Reality, it is directed by Jade Castro, starring Mart Escudero, Roderick Paulate, Lauren Young, Janice de Belen, John Regala with the guesting of Eugene Domingo and Marian Rivera. (Shown on August 1, 2011)
June 27 (Wed)
Thelma (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Star Cinema, it is directed by Paul Soriano from a script he has co-written with Froi Medina. It stars Maja Salvador in the lead role with Jason Abalos, Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla and Elma Muros as herself. (Shown on Sept. 7, 2011)
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (CEB Rated A)
A 2011 Cinemalaya entry in the New Breed category, it is directed by Marlon Rivera from the screenplay of Chris Martinez and produced by Martinez Rivera Films, Quantum Films and Straight Shooters Media, Inc.
It stars Eugene Domingo, JM de Guzman and Kean Cipriano. (Shown August 3, 2011)
June 28 (Thu)
Panday 2(CEB Rted B)
Produced by Imus Prod./GMA Films and directed by Mac Alejandre and starring Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Lorna Tolentino, Alice Dixson, Philip Salvador and Eddie Garcia (Shown Dec. 25, 2011)
Presa (Not submitted to CEB for rating)
Produced by Astral Productions and directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
June 29 (Fri)
Segunda Mano (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Star Cinema, Agosto Dos Pictures and MJM Productions, it is directed by Joyce Bernal and stars Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Bangs Garcia, Jhong Hilario and Helen Gamboa. (Shown on Dec. 25, 2011)
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Scenema Concept International and Viva Films, it is directed by Tikoy Aguiluz who demanded that his credit be deleted as director before the filmfest. It stars Laguna Gov. Jeorge “E.R.’ Estregan in the title role, as well as Carla Abellana, Philip Salvador, John Regala, Baron Geisler, Yul Servo, Amay Bisaya, Ronnie Lazaro, Dennis Padilla, Ketchup Eusebio, Ping Medina, Gerald Ejercito, Roi Vinzon, Joko Diaz, Archi Adamos and Roldan Aquino. (Shown on Dec. 25, 2011)
July 3 (Tue)
Forever and a Day (CEB Rated B)
Produced by Star Cinema and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starring Sam Milby and KC Concepcion (Shown June 15, 2011)
The Road (CEB Rated B)
Produced by GMA Films/OctoArts Films and directed by Yam Laranas and starring Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza and TJ Trinidad (Shown Nov. 30, 2011)
July 4 (Wed)
No Other Woman (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Star Cinema, it is directed by Ruel Bayani from the story and script of Keiko Aquino, Ricardo Fernando III and Kris G. Gazmen. It stars Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Cristine Reyes, Tirso Cruz III, Carmi Martin and John Arcilla. (Shown on Sept. 28, 2011)
My House Husband (CEB Rated B)
Produced by OctoArts Films and directed by Jose Javier Reyes and starring Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo and Eugene Domingo (Shown Dec. 25, 2011)
July 5 (Thu)
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (CEB Rated A)
Produced by Ignatius Films for the 2011 Cinemalaya, it is directed by Alrin B. Yapan. It stars Paulino Avelino, Rocco Nacino and Jean Garcia. (Shown on October 26, 2011)
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (CEB Rated B)
Produced by Studio 5 and directed by Jun Lana and starring Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Carla Abellana, Jericho Rosales, Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heusaff, Paulo Avelino, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro, Eula Caballero and Mary Grace Sibulco. (Shown Dec. 25, 2011)
July 6 (Fri)
My Neighbor’s Wife (CEB Rated B)
Produced by Regal Entertainment Inc. and directed by Jun Lana and starring Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe and Jake Cuenca (Shown Sept. 14, 2011)
After the viewing of this fifteenth and last film, the citers will submit their ratings.
The various guilds of the Academy will be represented by five citers each, except for the actors’ guild which will field 10 citers inasmuch as there are four categories for performances.
The citers will choose their citations from which the nominators will pick the five finalists in each of the 11 categories.
In the citers and nominators stage, guild members will be choosing for their particular categories. Thus, directors will choose the possible director nominees, scriptwriters will choose the possible scriptwriter nominees, and so forth down the line.
After the nominator made their final list of nominees, the voters will be previewing the nominated finalists but they will vote in all categories at this final stage.
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