The Eugene Domingo-starrer was selected by the Film Academy of the Philippines to represent the Philippines in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards.
This satirical indie film is directed by Marlon Rivera under a script by Chris Martinez (Here Comes the Bride, 100, Temptation Island).
The movie bagged 5 trophies during the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival last July including Best Film in the New Breed category, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” bested 6 other films in consideration like the period film “Rosario,” the coming-of-age “Senior Year,” 2010 MMFF’s Indie Film of the Year “Presa,” the horror movie “Dalaw,” the horror comedy “Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington” and the inspirational film “Ikaw ang Pag-ibig.”
Here is the list of the official Philippine entries to the Oscar Awards from 2000 to 2011:
* 2000 Anak (73rd Academy Awards)
* 2001 Gatas: Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway (74th Academy Awards)
* 2002 Mga Munting Tinig (75th Academy Awards)
* 2003 Dekada ’70 (76th Academy Awards)
* 2004 Crying Ladies (77th Academy Awards)
* 2005 No submission
* 2006 Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (79th Academy Awards)
* 2007 Donsol (80th Academy Awards)
* 2008 Ploning (81st Academy Awards)
* 2009: Ded na si Lolo (82nd Academy Awards)
* 2010: Noy (83rd Academy Awards)
* 2011: Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (84th Academy Awards)