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Published on Sunday, 28 October 2012 03:28
A crucial scene in Chit-pan-wai movie (Photo-MMPE)
The judging panel of the Myanmar Academy Awards will next week start its final stage in scrutinising domestically produced films, according to state-owned Myanmar Motion Picture Enterprise.
The 17-member judging panel comprises seven department officials, eight film experts, and two others from the fields of music and literature. They have to go through three stages to scrutinise the films and select award winners in various categories, including best actor, best director, and best picture.
A total of 15 films, which were screened in local cinemas in 2011, are on the shortlist for the awards and most of them are comedies.
Actor Nay Toe said he expects the judging system to be systematic as more film experts have joined the judging panel.
Thein Tun Aung, the deputy minister of the state-owned enterprise, said the number of award winners will be decided by the judging panel.
Since 2007, the awards ceremony have been held in Nay Pyi Taw, but this year it will be held at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on December 30.
This will be the last time the Ministry of Information will be organising the annual academy awards. Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation will take over the role next year.