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:
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.