Philippine entry Ma' Rosa did not make it to the shortlist for nominations in the Best Foreign Language category of the 2017 Oscars as announced on Friday, December 16.

No asian film among the shortlist.

Meanwhile, in a recent presscon with TV5, Coach Chot Reyes announces it 's collaboration with Brillante Mendoza as their partner in the major change.

He said it would be productive for TV5 as they prepare local content such as monthly special courtesy of Brillante Mendoza. 

By February, TV5 also airs the new show of Derek Ramsay as they also issue the US series Super Girl and Breaking Bad.

"With the same look, with the same field, that is what we're looking for. We really want to talk to a different audience, different in a younger market starting in 2017, "said Reyes.

Reyes excited that TV 5 partners with Mendoza. "He's going to do a monthly short film once a month, depending on the month the story revolves around the particular month.

For January for example it's going to be a story set on Chinese New Year. On February, a story about Baguio, the Panagbenga, then March is all about the end of school year and so on and so forth. On the way to November until December.

"Aside from that, he's going to do a 13-part mini-series. It is something that we have to see on TV5. 

"Aside from that, we have a partnership for theatrical ... theater, for actual full length movies. It is a pledge full content partnership with Brillante. "

Reyes insisted that they chose to partner with Mendoza because they want to express their message that they are the home of indie film, indie film makers, the story teller or producer.

"That's a very strong message that we want to send out, that's why we have this partnership with Brillante." he ends

Another press conference is scheduled on Monday at Romulo Cafe to discuss more about Brillante Mendoza presents.

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