OMG! Unbelievable! But it’s true, Ploning is going to Oscars. It was selected by the Film Academy of the Philippines with a tight call of 3 to 2 votes against the Caregiver. And, when I heard the news, I was thrilled, And also our very own director Dante Nico Garcia. Here’s what he sez…
When it was screened at the Paris Cinema festival last July, I was thrilled to see foreigners among the crowd, but now this small film from Cuyo (Palawan) will be viewed by people from Hollywood.
With only five slots, Ploning will be competing against 50 to 60 films around the globe. But, win or lose, just going to Hollywood alone is already WINNING in my opinion. And I am proud of it. Being born and raised in Cuyo.
Maman ang ing kokon, ‘tigbas mo sa bato, kemkemen sa Panio, indi enged ag kupas, maski ara ren ang lawas.
Good Luck Tayangaw! [banbanen]