The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee (MMFF Execom) has announced the first 4 official entries for the MMFF 2017 on Friday, June 30.
MMFF said that the following entries have been thoroughly evaluated by the body’s selection panel:
Director: Rodel Nacianceno
Producer:CCM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS,Inc.
Lead Actor: Coco Martin
Almost Is Not Enough
Director: Dan Villegas
Producers: QUANTUM & MJM PRODUCTIONS
Lead Actors: Jennylyn Mercado & Jericho Rosales
Director: Joyce A. Bernal
Producers: STAR CINEMA & VIVA FILMS
Lead Actors: Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla & Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Love Traps #Family Goals
Director: Antonio Y. Reyes
Producer: OCTO ARTS FILMS
Lead Actors: Vic Sotto & Dawn Zulueta
In a statement, MMFF execom Chairman Tim Orbos said that they had a difficult time choosing the first 4 entries.
“Our selection committee had a difficult time choosing given the quality of films. We have to thank them for their exhaustive and thorough deliberations.”
He noted that MMFF 2017 under the supervision of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim “received a very encouraging and diverse roster of 26 film-entries that already crossed the so-called commercial-indie divide.”
“We also have to give credit to this year’s Rules Committee which devised the two-part selection process that gave a greater latitude to interested participants for this year,” Chairman Orbos added.
The film entries this year were evaluated based on the following criteria:
- 40% artistic excellence
- 40% commercial appeal
- 10% promotion of Filipino cultural and historical values
- 10% global appeal
The next phase for the full length category will be the submission of the finished films to the MMFF Secretariat until October 2 for early birds, and until October 30 for the regular submission. The remaining 4 films to complete the 8 official entries will be announced on November 17.
Meanwhile, the deadline for the short film category will be on September 1, while the announcement for the eight official Short Film entries is on September 29.