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Metro Manila Film Festival To Go Online This 2020

The festival will also be partnering up with a worldwide streaming service for this year!

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Metro Manila Film Festival will still be pushing through this 2020! This time, though, the festival will be going online, as the festival partners up with a “worldwide streaming service” to make it more available to more Filipinos.

MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer announced the good news yesterday via his Instagram page. Here, he said that by making the festival available online, they are able to ensure that the festival will be happening everywhere, “recreating happy traditions, and experiencing MMFF beyond-the-movies – together with the whole family.”

Check out his full post below:

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TULOY ANG METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL 2020! Yan ang napagdesisyunan sa katatapos pa lang na meeting ng Metro Manila Film Festival, na talagang well-attended at puno ng good vibes. Sa pangunguna ni Tita Boots Anson Rodrigo, nag-alay ang grupo ng dasal at commendation sa mga yumaong EXECOM members na sina Manay Ichu Vera Perez-Maceda at si Atty Rolando Duenas. Pinakamalaking balita na magiging ONLINE na ang MMFF sa taong ito at i-aannounce sa susunod na mga araw ang magiging ka-partner na worldwide streaming service ng mga entries ensuring that the biggest, the most popular and the longest running Filipino film festival will be happening everywhere – recreating happy traditions, and experiencing MMFF beyond-the-movies – together with the whole family. Nakaka-excite nga ito dahil ultimo ang President ng Cinemalaya Foundation na si Direk Laurice Guillen ay kumbinsido sa nakuhang malawakang streaming partner ng MMFF – baon ang mahahalagang learning nila sa nakaraang online Cinemalaya. But here are some important announcements sa mga gustong sumali pa sa mga finished film entries. Acknowledging the challenges ng film shooting ngayon, the deadline for finished film submission is moved from October 15 to NOVEMBER 15. Samantalang ang finished films based on the approved scripts ay may bagong deadline from Oct 31 to NOVEMBER 30. This will give producers and filmmakers more time na puliduhin pa ang kanilang mga entries. Magandang balita rin na WAIVED na ang mga entry fees ng mga isinubmit for consideration sa MMFF Summer Festival. They just have to fill out the forms for resubmission. Dahil sa ONLINE distribution – mas maraming Pilipino ang makakapanood ng mga pelikula -pero isang major na kunsiderasyon ang pag-iwas sa piracy na natugunan naman ng magiging partner ng MMFF at i-aannounce sa mga darating na araw!!! Tuloy ang Pasko at tuluy na tuloy ang MMFF ngayong Pasko!!! Magkikita-kita tayo ONLINE!!! #MMFF2020Updates #PEPAlerts #PEPTroika

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Ferrer also announced that they’ll be moving the deadline for submission of finished films from October 15 to November 15. They also moved the deadline for finished films based on approved scripts, from October 31 to November 30 to give producers and filmmakers to finish their entries.

With the festival going online this year, Ferrer also shared that one of the things that they will be encountering is the issue of piracy. He then assured people that they — along with the partner streaming service — will be announcing how they are planning to address it.


In case you missed it, Metro Manila Film Festival announced back in July the first 4 titles which will be screening this year. Check it out below:

  • Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan (starring Joshua Garcia)
  • Magikland (starring Miggs Cuaderno)
  • Praybeyt Benjamin 3 (starring Vice Ganda)
  • The Exorcism of My Siszums (starring Toni and Alex Gonzaga)

For more information regarding MMFF 2020, you may check out their official Facebook page.

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