December is fast approaching and the list is out for the 2016 MMFF Movies.
Here are the official entries to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. There were 8 movies that made it to the list and these movies are now being referred to as the “Magic 8”.
October Train Films and The Idea First Company
Starring: Paolo Ballesteros
Directed By: Jun Robles Lana
Starring: Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC De Vera, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri and Rj Agustin
Directed by: Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido
Starring: Rhian Ramos and Enzo Marcos
Directed by: Avid Liongoren
Starring : Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte, Lou Veloso, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman and JR Versales
Directed by: Erik Matti
Sunday Beauty Queen
Starring: Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacobo, Cherry Bretania and Leo Selomenio
Directed by: Baby Ruth Villarama
Vince & Kath & James
Starring: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte
Directed by: Ted Boborol
Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough
Martinez Rivera Films and Quantum Films in association with TBA
Starring Eugene Domingo and Chris Martinez
Directed by Marlon Rivera
Starring Joem Bascon
Directed by Alvin Yapan
There are also eight films competing in the short-film category- “Birds” by Christian Paulo Lat, “EJK” by Bor Ocampo, “Manila Screen” by Roque Lee and Blair Camilo, “Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad” by Jarell Serencio, “Mitatang” by Argin Jezer Gagui, “Momo” by Avid Liongoren, “Passage of Life” by Renz Vincemark Cruz and Hannah and “Sitsiritsit” by Brian Spencer Reyes.
For MMFF moviegoers, 2016 MMFF will definitely give a different film-fest feel.
Filmfest frequenters like Vice Ganda, Vic Sotto , Coco martin and Aiai Delas Alas are not on the roster of this year’s selected film. Based on the line-up, the movies on the line-up are more of Indie-type films.
The schedule will just be like the previous filmfests. Float parade will be on Dec. 23 and MMFF 2016 movies will be shown as usual on December 25th.
The 2016 MMFF will run until Jan. 7. and awards night will take place the following day, Jan 8.