One of the highlights of the holiday for every Filipino is the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) that starts on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. But as expected, since mass gatherings are still restricted, your regular holiday movie viewing habit is also going online—for the first time!
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the festival would be accessible anywhere in the world through Upstream via GMovies by Globe.
Tuloy ang tradisyon ng panonood ng mga pelikula ng Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) ngayong Pasko. Inihayag ni MMDA…
Just this week, MMFF announced the 10 official films joining this year’s virtual festival. Last July, the first four titles were revealed originally for the MMFF Summer edition, which did not push through because of the pandemic. Only one of those four movies will continue on this December: the adventure-fantasy flick “Magikland.”
Here’s what else you can expect at the first virtual MMFF this year:
Directed by Christian Acuña
Starring Miggs Cuaderno, Elijah Aleto, Joshua Eugenio and Princess Aliyah Rabara
Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
Starring Jinggoy Estrada, Sylvia Sanchez, Martin Del Rosario, Edgar Allan Guzman and Vin Abrenica
Directed by Easy Ferrer
Starring Ritz Azul, Joseph Marco and Miles Ocampo
Directed by Mac Alejandre
Starring Alfred Vargas, Iza Calzado and Shaina Magdayao
“Isa Pang Bahaghari”
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Starring Nora Aunor, Philip Salvador, Michael De Mesa, Zanjoe Marudo, Joseph Marco and Sanya Lopez
“Suarez, The Healing Priest”
Directed by Joven Tan
Starring John Arcilla, Alice Dixson, Rosanna Roces and Rita Avila
“Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim”
Directed by Topel Lee
Starring Vhong Navarro, Benjie Paras, Ritz Azul, Ryan Bang and Ion Perez
Directed by Al Tantay
Starring Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, Jerald Napoles and Dennis Padilla
“The Boy Foretold by the Stars”
Directed by Dolly Dulu
Starring Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson
Genre: Boy’s Love/Romcom
Directed by Antoinette Jadaone
Starring Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino
Genre: Coming of age
Header photo featuring “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” courtesy of Clever Minds Inc.
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