At least 19 entries were submitted to the FAP Sine Panitik even after the deadline was extended to August 22.
The entries will be sent to a three-man board of judges who will choose the best scripts which can be adapted for one or two film trilogies of Philippine literature materials.
The submissions included the following:
–Five scripts for Sandaang Damit ni Fanny A. Garcia
–Three scripts for the Virgin by Kerima Polotan
–Two scripts for Utos ng Hari ni Jun Cruz Reyes
–Two scripts for Bangkang Papel ni Genoveva Edroza-Matute
–Two scripts for Tata Selo ni Rogelio Sicat
–A script for Banyaga ni Liwayway A. Arceo
–A script for Faith, Love and Dr. Lazaro by Gregorio Brillantes
–A script for The Mats by Francisco Arcellana
–A script for How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife by Manuel Arguilla
–A script for Magnificence by Estrella Alfon
The were no screenplays on five other short stories listed for adaptation which included:
Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez; My Father Goes to Court by Carlos Bulosan; Children of the Ash-Covered Loam by NVM Gonzalez;A Wilder-ness of Sweets by Gilda Cordero-Fernando; and Lugmok na ang Nayon ni Edgardo M. Reyes
The screenplays to be selected by the board of judges will each receive P20,000.00 (subject to withholding taxes). The scriptwriters, however, will still receive talent fees as scriptwriters during the production of the Sine Panitik film trilogies.
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