The citers of this year’s Luna Awards wrapped up their preview of films contending for nominations for the award’s silver anniversary this year after holding a marathon showing of five films on Wednesday and Friday, July 25 and 27..
The batch of five films was the last to be reviewed by the citers before they come up with their lists of possible nominees for this year’s Luna Awards. Previewed last Wednesday were Northern Star Productions’ Barang and two original Cinema One films, Rekados and Raket ni Nanay.
Two other films—Cinema One’s Rome and Juliet and MTL Films’ Batas Militar —were previewed on Friday.
After the citers’ work, 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 earlier screened by the citers were those which received A or B ratings from the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
These 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 and 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.