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Film Academy invites Cebuana filmmaker Isabel Sandoval to become a new member

Manila Bulletin — 30.6.2022

Before the awards and speeches are given on the Oscars stage, a lot goes into the process of getting there. Among those who have such daunting tasks are The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ members as they vote on who and what films get nominated and eventually win.

This year, the Film Academy has sent out invitations to 397 individuals from the global film community to be part of its organization, one of them is Filipino filmmaker Isabel Sandoval.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to 397 distinguished artists and executives to join the organization in 2022,” it said in a statement. “Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity. This year’s class of invitees includes 71 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners.”

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