As we bid goodbye to the first half of the year, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is set to announce few changes and exciting developments in a new season. It seems like yesterday when we discuss Aldub versus Vice Ganda versus Honor Thy Father Controversy and now were here! Its time for MMFF again!
This year, MMFF dubbed the season as a cinematic revolution or what they coined as #REELvolution where everyone is part of the improvement. Present during the announcement: Wilson Tieng, Iza Calzado, MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos, Boots Anson Roa Rodrigo, Epi Quizon
They kicked the season off with few changes from its Board of directors and new selection critiria should you submit an entry. These are:
Story, audience appeal, overall impact (40%),
Cinematic attributes and technical excellence (40%),
Global appeal (10%), and
Filipino sensibility (10%).
MMFF will launch an MMFF corner that will allow old and new fans alike to relive the country’s most glorious films through interactive galleries. Simultaneously, the MMFF will hold the “Best of the Best” fest in select theatres, giving a chance for fans to recall the movies that added much color to the Filipino film industry. The FanCon will give the audience an opportunity to interact with the directors, producers, and artists as they explore the upcoming movie exhibits and activities. The annual parade of the stars will be a bigger and more interactive fan fair. The revered awards night will transform into a formal gala. Unlike past years, the MMFF will announce the winner at the end of the festival. To be held on January 8, 2017, the jurors have added more honors in this year’s culminating event, such as the People’s Choice Award.
The 2016 Metro Manila Film Fest is going through a #reelvolution, and you are part of it. For more information on the MMFF, visit www.mmff.com.ph or follow @mmffofficial on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.