In 2010, the Independent Dramedy Film entitled ‚ÄòDed Na Si Lolo‚Äô is the Philippines official entry to 82nd Oscar Awards. With ‚ÄòDed Na Si Lolo ‚ÄòPhilippine is rooting to have a shot at the most prestigious award giving body of the world. This might be a chance of Philippine film industry to be noticed worldwide.
Ded Na Si Lolo is a dramedy movie is produced by APT Entertainment and was directed by Soxie Topacio. It stars seasoned actors and actress of the industry namely the comedian Roderick Paulate, Manilyn Reynes, Elizabeth Oropesa, Gina Alajar, Rainer Castillo, Dick Israel and BJ Forbes.
Ded Na Si Lolo received a grade of ‚ÄúA‚Äù from MTRCB when it was shown in limited theaters last May this year. Twelve movies undergo a stringent process to earn the right to become the Philippine‚Äôs official entry in Oscar‚Äôs next year. Ded Na Si Lolo indie film bested all 11 other films contending for the right to represent the Philippines in the 2010 Oscars.
The 11 other films included in selection process were:
Pitik Bulag (ALV Entertainment)
The Last Viewing (Davis Entertainment)
Kamoteng Kahoy (APT Entertainment)
Concerto (Solito Arts Productions and Seiko Films)
Baler (Viva Films)
Jay (Pasion para Pelikula Productions)
Bente (APT Enterainment)
100 (Martinez-Rivera Films)
Lola (Centerstage productions)
Manila (MJM Productions and Bicycle Pictures)
Adela (Bicycle Pictures)
The selection for process was made by the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP). The FAP Oscar Committee is composed of the following:
Eddie Romero ‚Äì National Artist for Film
Robert Arevalo ‚Äì Veteran actor and director
Jose Carreon ‚Äì Directors‚Äô Guild of the Philippines
Johnny Delgado ‚Äì Actors Workshop Foundation
William Mayo ‚Äì Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association
Manny Morfe ‚Äì Production Designers Guild of the Philippines
Jess Navarro ‚Äì United Film Editors‚Äô Guild of the Philippines
Elwood Perez ‚Äì PMPDA
So, let’s our fingers cross. This maybe the break the Filipino filmmakers’ waiting for.