Tres, the first film produced by the Film Academy of the Philippines under its Sine Panitik project to adapt classic Philippine literary pieces into film, received a B rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board. This entitles the film to get back a 65% rebate of the amusement taxes during its commercial run.
The film was reviewed by seven CEB members last Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Greenbelt theater in Makati City or a day before the opening of the Quezon City International Film Festival where Tres will have its first screening on a commercial cinema.
Tres will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m., and on Monday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 p.m. in Trinoma Cinema 3. It is included in the Circle Competition of the Filmfest where it will compete with fiction and documentary feature films.
The B rating will facilitate the showing of the film on a campus booking system, according to Leo G. Martinez, FAP director-general. He is hopeful of DepEd endorsement of the film inasmuch as the three short stories adapted in the film are all included in the curriculum of high school and college Philippine literature subjects.
The letter of CEB acting Chairperson Christine S. Dayrit is reprinted hereunder:
Dear Mr. L. Martinez:
FDCP and Film Academy of the Philippines’ “TRES—SINE PANITIK” was
graded “B” by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) on November 4, 2014. In your
publicity, print ads and other media releases, kindly use the grading your film received from the CEB.
As a policy of the FDCP, we would like to have a copy of the above-mentioned Film in VHS, VCD or DVD format for our Archives.
Very truly yours,
CHRISTINE S. DAYRIT
Acting Chairperson, CEB
Attached is the report of Chairperson Dayrit:
Movie Title : “TRES—SIE PANITIK”
Date : November 4, 2014
Based on our tabulation of the first voting of the members of the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) to determine the majority votes, the aforementioned movie garnered 5 “YES” and 2 “NO” votes.
After the subsequent gradings made by the said majority members for the purpose of establishing whether such movie is graded “A” or “B”, please be informed that the Abovementioned movie is graded B.
According to Chairperson Dayrit, the CEB members who reviewed Tres were the following: Catherine May M. Jimenez, Mary Rose L. Moreno, Tomas R. Abuel, Ramon G. Alonso, Juaniyo Y. Arcellana, Clodualdo A. del Mundo Jr. and Fortunato Yerro.
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