The 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries have been officially revealed to the public this Wednesday, featuring ten local films to be shown online in time for Christmas.
According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), MMFF 2020 will be going digital in showcasing its lineup through Upstream and GMovies.
Viewers need to register to Upstream through the GMovies website and select the film of their choice. Globe also co-presented the festival. As such, Upstream may receive payments via credit card or through GCash.
Here are this year’s contenders for the MMFF 2020.
- “Magikland”: A fantasy adventure film directed by Christian Acuna and produced by Brightlight Leisure Productions Inc. and Gallaga Reyes Films, starring Jun Urbano, Migs Cuaderno, and Elijah Aleto.
- “Coming Home”: A drama directed by Adolf Alix Jr. and produced by Maverick Films and ALV Films, starring Jinggoy Estrada, Sylvia Sanchez, EA de Guzman, Jake Ejercito, and Vin Abrenica.
- “The Missing”: A horror film directed by Easy Ferrer and produced by Regal Entertainment, starring Ritz Azul, Miles Ocampo, and Joseph Marco.
- “Tagpuan”: A romantic drama directed by Mac Alejandre and produced by Alternative Visions, starring Iza Calzado, Shaina Magdayao, and Alfred Vargas.
- “Isa Pang Bahaghari”: A family drama directed by Joel Lamangan and produced by Heaven’s Best Entertainment, starring Nora Aunor, Michael de Mesa, Philip Salvador, Sanya Lopez, and Zanjoe Marudo.
- “Suarez: The Healing Priest”: A religious drama directed by Joven Tan and produced by Horse Shoe Studios, starring John Arcilla and Dante Rivero.
- “Mang Kepweng, Ang Lihim ng Bandang Itim”: A fantasy comedy directed by Topel Lee and produced by Cineko Production, starring Vhong Navarro, Barbie Imperial, and Ryan Bang.
- “Pakboys: Takusa”: A comedy film directed by Al Tantay and produced by Viva Films, starring Andrew E, Dennis Padilla, Janno Gibbs, and Jerald Napoles.
- “The Boy Foretold by the Stars”: A BL drama directed by Dolly Dulu and produced by Clever Minds Inc, starring Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson.
- “Fan Girl”: A drama directed by Antoinette Jadaone and produced by Epicmedia, Project 8, Globe Studios, and Black Sheep, starring Paolo Avelino, Charlie Dizon.
MMFF 2020 festival organizers earlier announced that the three films “Praybeyt Benjamin,” “The Exorcism of Siszum,” and “Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan” backed out from the festival due to several reasons.
The 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival is set to start on December 25, 2020, and will end on January 7, 2021.
(Source – PhilStar Global)
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