The citers of this year’s Luna Awards have to preview three more local films which were shown in 2006.
Inspite of the fact that list of cited works and performances has been finalized for three categories, the additional preview will further push back the announcement of the citers’ list which will be the basis for the nominators to pick the final nominees.
The three films to be scheduled for preview are Northern Star Productions’ Barang, ML Productions’ Batas Militar and Cinema One’s Rome and Juliet.
The citers had already previewed 28 films which were Rated A or B by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines fromMay 7 to June 8.
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 FAP citers had gone through 14 screening days wherein six citers chalked up a perfect attendance.
The six 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; and Sound Engineer Greg Ella.
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 scriptwriters Pablo Libiran and Vic Dabao.
Present for 10 screening days were cinematogaphers Arnold Alvaro, Oscar Quirijero and Roger Estrada; Director Felix Dalay; Ariel Reyes and scriptwriter Jose Datiles.
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’ Ligalig; Star Cinema’s You are the One; Philippine Convergence Ent.’s Pamana; UFO’s Sarong Banggi; and Star Cinema’s Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.