Sep 05
RP FILM SUBMISSIONS TO OSCAR THROUGH THE YEARS by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Mon, Sep 5, 2016

The FAP was designated by AMPAS to select the country’s nominee starting in 2007 when it selected and submitted the film Donsol directed by Adolph Alix.

The other submissions after this were the following:

2008—Ploning directed by Dante Nico Garcia
2009—Ded na si Lolo directed by Soxie Topacio
2010—Noy directed by Dondon S. Santos
2011—Ang Babae sa Septic Tank directed by Marlon Rivera
2012—Bwakaw directed by Jun Lana
2013—Transit directed by Hannah Espia
2014—Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan directed by Lav Diaz
2015—Heneral Luna directed by Jerrold Tarog

Before the Oscar Committee of FAP assumed this task, there had been 17 previous submissions of Filipino films to the best foreign language film category. Unfortunately up to now, no Filipino film has been selected as a final nominee though there were some instances that a local film was included in the shortlist prior to the final five.

The 17 previous submissions are herein listed chronologically:

1956—Anak Dalita directed by National Artist for Film Lamberto Avellana;
1961—The Moises Padilla Story directed by National Artist for Film Gerardo de Leon;
1967—Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak directed by Luis Nepomuceno;
1976—Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon? directed by National Artist for Film Eddie Romero;
1984—Karnal directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya;
1985—Bayan Ko…Kapit sa Patalim directed by National Artist for Film Lino Brocka;
1995—Inagaw Mo ang Lahat sa Akin directed by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna;
1996—Segurista directed by Tikoy Aguiluz;
1997—Milagros directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya;
1998—Sa Pusod ng Dagat directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya;
1999—Saranggola directed by Gil Portes;
2000—Anak directed by Rory B. Quintos;
2001—Gatas…Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway directed by Gil Portes;
2002—Mga Munting Tinig directed by Gil Portes;
2003—Dekada ’70 directed by Chito Rono;
2004—Crying Ladies directed by Mark Meily;
2006—Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros directed by Auraeus Solito.

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