Film Academy of the Philippines

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]

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 City, Metro Manila
Vivian Velez
Main organ
Board of Directors


  • Assistant Directors and Production Managers Association for Motion Pictures
  • Filipino Society of Cinematographers
  • Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon
  • Motion Picture Audio Society of the Philippines
  • Movie Producers and Distributors Association of the Philippines
  • Movie Workers Welfare Foundation
  • Philippine Motion Picture Directors Association
  • Philippine Motion Picture Producers Association
  • Pilipino Musical Directors Association
  • Production Designers Guild of the Philippines
  • Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines
  • United Film Editors Guild for Motion Picture

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Executive Order No. 640-A, s. 1981". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The Academy". Film Academy of the Philippines. Retrieved August 13, 2014.

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