The citers for the 25th or silver anniversary version of the Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines are halfway through their screening of CEB-rated films, having previewed 15 of the 19 films scheduled for viewing.
The Academy citers have gone through eight screening days, starting on May 7. They have six more screening days, the last slated for June 8 .
All in all, 29 films which were rated A or B by the Cinema Evaluation Board in 2006 are eligible for nominations for 13 categories of the Luna awards, which is tentatively scheduled on July 21.
The citers are expected to submit the cited works and performances by June 15 after which the nominators will view all films which received citations from June 18 to 29 at the boardroom of the Film Academy of the Philippines at the OctoArts building on Panay avenue—the same venue used by the citers.
The nominators will submit their final list of nominees starting on July 2 and the announcement of the nominees will be held on July 6. The voters will then view the nominated films at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City, from July 9 to 17.
At this point, the citers have actually screened 16 films—with one, Till I Met You, starring Robin Padilla and Regine Velasquez to be re-previewed because the DVD disc was defective and the screening was not completed.
Already screened were Unitel Films’ Inang Yaya, Seiko Films’ I Wanna Be Happy, GMA/Regal Films’ Moments of Love, Star Cinema’s Sukob, Regal Films’ TXT, Regal Films’ White Lady, Regal Films’ Super Noypi, Centerstage Productions’ Kaleldo, Regal Films’ Pamahiin, MLR Films’ Kubrador, Centerstage Productions’ Twilight Dancers, Maverick Films’ Barcelona, GMA/Regal Entertainment Inc.’s I Will Always Love You, Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Shake Rattle & Roll 8 and Star Cinema’s Don’T Give Up on Us.
The viewing of films by citers is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the FAP Boardroom with two films a day with 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. screening time.
Hereunder is the schedule of the remaining films:
May 25 (Friday)
PACQUIAO, THE MOVIE FLT Films International
CLOSE TO YOU Star Cinema
May 28 (Monday)
DONSOL Star Cinema
ZSA ZSA SATURNNAH Regal Films
May 30 (Wednesday)
KAPAG TUMIBOK ANG PUSO Imus Productions
FIRST DAY HIGH Star Cinema
June 1 (Friday)
ALL ABOUT LOVE Star Cinema
LIGALIG CM Productions
June 4 (Monday)
YOU ARE THE ONE Star Cinema
ANG PAMANA Phil. Convergence Ent.
June 6 (Wednesday)
ETERNITY Regal Films
SARONG BANGGI UFO
June 8 (Friday)
KASAL, KASALI, KASALO Star Cinema
TILL I MET YOU GMA/Viva Films