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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 2017 NAMES 1ST FOUR ENTRIESIN THIS YEAR'S FESTIVALThe Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee (MMFF…

Posted by Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Official on Thursday, June 29, 2017

MMFF said that the following entries have been thoroughly evaluated by the body’s selection panel:

  • Ang Panday
    Director: Rodel Nacianceno
    Lead Actor: Coco Martin
  • Almost Is Not Enough
    Director: Dan Villegas
    Lead Actors: Jennylyn Mercado & Jericho Rosales
  • The Revengers
    Director: Joyce A. Bernal
    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.


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