‘Birdshot’ is PH Oscar bet
“Birdshot” has been chosen by the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) as the country’s official entry for the best foreign language category in the 90th Academy Awards.
The coming-of-age thriller was shown at the recently concluded Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, where it won the critics’ choice award for best film.
A year prior to the victory, “Birdshot” made its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival, winning best picture in the fest’s Asian Future Film section.
The film’s latest achievement came as a surprise to director Mikhail Red.
“What a spectacular turn of events… I’m thankful to the FAP for giving us the opportunity to represent our country,” the 24-year-old Red said.
The 90th Academy Awards will be held in California on March 4, 2018.
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