There are so many changes that are now being implemented sa Metro Manila Film Festival 2016.
In its launching, mayroong tagline na Ang Bagong MMFF CineSamaNa #Reelvolution which explains the new MMFF this year.
According to MMDA and MMFF Chairman Emerson Carlos there are changes in this year’s festival.
The New Wave Films category has been deleted and all there is are Full-length Feature Film section and Short Film section.
Wala na ring cash prizes sa mga mananalo. Bago na rin ang award’s night, gaganapin ito sa January 8, 2017.
Ang submission of Letter of Intent ay sa July 8; deadline for early bird submission is Sept. 28; Oct. 19 ang deadline for submission of short films; Oct. 27 ang announcement of short films; Oct. 31, deadline for submission of full length films; Nov. 3 to 9 competition committee screening; Nov. 10, announcement of finalist; Nov. 17 deadline for additional requirements by selected films; Dec. 23, Parade of Stars; Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2017 film festival period.
Someone asked if films who have joined festivals abroad can still be part of the MMFF entries.
Mowelfund President, Ms. Boots Anson Roa-Rodrigo, explained, “Kung naipalabas na sa festivals abroad, kailangan may abiso lamang sa executive committee. Pero kailangan ang Philippine premiere ay sa MMFF pa rin. Lalo na’t ang isa sa criteria ay finish product na, so it is understandable na ‘yung mga natapos nang pelikula at naisali na sa ibang festivals, e, it is really practical na ipasok kasi gawa na ‘yun with due timely notice to the execom.”
by Alex Valentine Brosas