Five groups of citers have submitted their individual selections for possible nominees in the 25th or silver anniversary version of the Luna Awards.
These included the categories for best direction, screenplay, cinematography, editing and musical score. An acounting firm is now in the process of trimming these lists to at least 10 to as much as 15 choices which will be further finalized into five nominees by the nominators.
Actors’ guild citers are still in the process of reviewing some films to make their selection in four performance categories—best actor and best actress, and best supporting actor and best supporting actress.
The citers wrapped up last June 8 their review of 28 films rated by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
The FAP citers had gone through 14 screening days, starting last May 7, wherein five citers chalked up a perfect attendance.
The five citers who attended all the previous 14 screening days were: Jun Rasca and Ramon Marcelino, both cinematographers; editor Cielito Santillan; Gladys Villanueva and Manny Rodriguez, both scriptwriters.
Five other citers reported for 13 screening days. They were musical scorers Josefino Cenizal and Pablo Vergara; production designer John Portugal; and scriptwriters Pablo Gomez and Franco Deocareza.
Those who attended 12 days were Olivia Cenizal; production designer Judy Lou Pio; and scriptwriter Brilliant Juan. Attendees in 11 screening days were editor Danny Gloria and scriptwriter Pablo Libiran.
Present for 10 screening days were cinematogaphers Arnold Alvaro, Oscar Quirijero and Roger Estrada; Director Felix Dalay; Ariel Reyes and scriptwriter Jose Datiles.
All in all, 28 films which were rated A or B by the Cinema Evaluation Board in 2006 are eligible for nominations for 12 categories of the Luna awards.
The lists of cited films are expected before the end of this month after which the nominators will view all films which received citations 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 28 films screened included GMA/Viva Films’ Till I Met You, 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;
Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Eternity; Star Cinema’s Close To You; Star Cinema’s Donsol; Regal Entertainment Inc.’s Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah; Imus Productions’ Kapag Tumibok ang Puso; and Star Cinema’s First Day High;Star Cinema’s All About Love; CM Productions’ Lilalig; Star Cinema’s You are the One; Philippine Convergence Ent.’s Pamana; UFO’s Sarong Banggi; and Star Cinema’s Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.