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By Marinel R. Cruz
The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has asked Congress to investigate the release of proceeds amounting to P82.7 million from screenings of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries in previous years, and to stop some festival organizers’ “stonewalling.”
By Andy Bais
Jonathan Catunao, engineer: “I followed the journey of ‘X Factor Israel’ winner, Rose Fostanes, not only because of her booming voice and down-to-earth disposition, but also because she ‘gives face’ to so many migrant Filipino workers. You truly had it your way, Osang!”
The “record-breaking” achievements of the latest Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) indicate proper handling of funds amid allegations that millions of amusement taxes have yet to reach intended beneficiaries, an official said Friday.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
The executive committee of the Metro Manila Film Festival denied Thursday the allegations of the Film Academy of the Philippines that the MMFF officials mishandled the earnings of the movie festival, which almost reached P1 billion.
By Nestor Torre
When we first heard last year that Vice Ganda was planning to star in a film that would require him to play a set of quadruplets made up of four genders (boy, girl, gay, tomboy) we thought it was a brilliant but risky move on his part.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The country’s organization of movie actors asked on Wednesday the Quezon City court to compel the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which organizes the annual Metro Manila film festival, to release some P82.7-million worth of proceeds from screenings in previous years to their rightful beneficiaries.
By Niña P. Calleja
After a two-week run in theaters nationwide, last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) broke all records as its eight official entries brought in nearly P1 billion in overall gross revenues, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced Sunday.
By Andy Bais
Geraldine Acosta, businesswoman: “I have a strong feeling that Sharon Cuneta will surprise us this year. My wishes for her this year: I hope she wins the battle of the bulge, gets her dream role in a movie, topbills an original Filipino stage musical, and writes a book about her life. Belated happy birthday, Shawie —you will always be my Megastar!”
By Nestor U. Torre
We join many viewers in noting with alarm the return of “commercial product placements and tie-ups” to both the big and small screens this season.
By Nestor U. Torre
One of the more exceptional portrayals in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) was turned in by Aiza Seguerra in “My Little Bossings.” It serves as a sterling example of what constitutes good, sensitive acting on the local silver screen—and, contrastingly, it shows us why other portrayals were deficient. Aiza scored with her performance, [...]
By Nonoy L. Lauzon
One should take stock of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2013, not just because of its main entries but also because of the full indie features that comprised the festival’s pre-event section called New Wave.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
The annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has become part of the Pinoy Christmas tradition. Sadly, it seems like the MMFF elicits more jeers than cheers. It’s unfortunate that the well-crafted films are overlooked because of the sheer hype that the top grossers generate.