DGPI disappointed with FAP not submitting entry for 2022 Oscars

Published December 11, 2021, 5:11 PM

by Neil Ramos

The Directors Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) is not happy with the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) supposedly not submitting an entry to the foreign film category of the 2022 Oscars.

The group tok to social media on Friday to express its “great disappointment” with FAP.

“It is a great disappointment that the Film Academy of the Philippines did not submit an official entry to the International Foreign Film category of the 2022 Oscar Awards,” said the guild.

“To our knowledge, this will only be the second time the Philippines has not submitted an entry to the Oscars, dismaying given that the Oscar eligibility rules in this pandemic year have accommodated streaming and online jury voting, making a push from our local producers more feasible.”

“This missed opportunity offers a good chance to review our country’s processes on submission of Philippine entries to the Oscar Awards,” the group said.

DGPI also invited film workers to “discuss and create a private sector, industry-led initiative” to resolve the procedures for future Oscar entries.

“As our industry struggles to rise above survival, some changes are necessary,” it said.

FAP has yet to release a statement on the issue.