Film Academy of the Philippines

Film Academy of the Philippines
FormationJanuary 5, 1981
TypeFilm organization
PurposeTo give awards and recognition for significant accomplishments of the development of the motion picture industry
Headquarters29th Floor,
Cyberscape Gamma, Topaz & Ruby Roads, Ortigas Center
Pasig, Metro Manila
Vivian Velez
Main organ
Board of Directors

Established in 1981, the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) is the Philippines' official counterpart of the United States' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The FAP was founded through Executive Order 640-A issued by the President of the Philippines.[1] The academy serves as the umbrella organization of various guilds of the movie industry that organize and supervise activities to optimize competency. The FAP gives recognition and awards to film artists, technicians and workers for their outstanding performances and achievements. The Film Academy of the Philippines Awards, shortened as the FAP Awards, have been given since 1983. The purpose of the 1983 award ceremony was to honor film achievements in 1982. In 2005, the name of the award was officially changed into Luna Awards.[2]


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  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 640-A, s. 1981". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^ [none/?page_id=9 "The Academy"] Check |url= value (help). Film Academy of the Philippines. Retrieved August 13, 2014.

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