Guilds of the Film Academy of the Philippines must submit their official list of citers at the soonest possible time as viewing of films has been scheduled as early as January 24.
The Academy secretariat is now in the process of borrowing or acquiring DVD copies of films which have nominating prospects in the 12 official categories of the Luna Awards.
Citers, then nominators and finally voters will be viewing the films. The citers will submit their lists of at least ten possible nominees in their categories. The nominators will eventually trim the list down to at least five finalists which the voters will then vote upon tentatively in the fourth week of April. The awards night is set for April 28.
The Academy has initially shortlisted 10 films rated A and 10 films rated B by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
The Rated A films are the following:
Thy Womb by Brillante Mendoza; One More Try by Ruel Bayani; El Presidente by Mark Meily; Sta. Nina by Emmanuel Palo; Bwakaw by Jun Lana; Mga Mumunting Lihim by Jose Javier Reyes; The Healing by Chito Roño; The Mommy Returns by Joel Lamangan; Busong by Aureus Solito; and A Mother’s Story by John Lazatin.
The Rated B films are:
A Secret Affair by Nuel Naval; Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles by Erik Matti; Of All the Things by Joyce Bernal; The Mistress by Olivia Lamasan; The Reunion by Frasco Mortiz; Born to Love You by Jerome Chavez Pobocan; Every Breath U Take by Mae Cruz; Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang by Richard Somes; My Kontrabida Girl by Jade Castro; and Unofficially Yours by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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