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MMDA to start accepting 40th MMFF entries early

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Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite the calls for the Metro Manila Development Authority to leave the Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines management to film experts, the MMDA will start accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

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MMFF denies fund mishandling allegations

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MARICHU-Maceda

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.

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Actors ask court to order MMDA to release MMFF proceeds

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Chairman Francis Tolentino (INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO) and actor Leo Martinez (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

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.

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Robin Padilla wins Best Actor; ‘10,000 Hours’ named MMFF Best Picture

Robin Padilla

Robin Padilla won Best Actor for his movie “10,000 Hours,” which also bagged the Best Picture award, in the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival awards night held at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City Friday night.

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Quirino Grandstand comes alive with arrival of MMFF stars

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Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Amid overcast sky, the 39the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) kicked off Sunday afternoon at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

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MMFF parade starts amid looming rain

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Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Amid impending rain, the 39the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) kicked off on Sunday afternoon at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

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Animated movies now part of metro film fest

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HANNAH Espia’s “Mamang Pulis”

Animated movies are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival. Through the festival’s New Wave section, animated film entries are given screening slots before the annual event, along with full-feature films by independent productions, and short films by students.

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MMDA chair: Indies stepped up to the plate

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PERLA Bautista, right, with Basty Alcanses and Jenine Desiderio in “Ang Maestra”

Indies stepped up to the plate when mainstream producers backed out of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), said Francis Tolentino, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which spearheads the annual movie event.

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Tolentino bares 39th Metro Manila Film Festival top 8 films

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Francis Tolentino, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Francis Tolentino, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which spearheads the annual Metro Manila Film Festival, announced on Tuesday the eight finalists, chosen from 15 entries.

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Kris Aquino-led film ‘Sisterakas’ tops 1st day of MMFF

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Kris Aquino. FILE PHOTO

“Sisterakas” tops the first day of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in terms of revenue, the Metro Manila Development Authority said Tuesday.

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MMFF beefs up New Wave section

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The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is “upping the ante” in its independently produced films section (New Wave Feature Film) this year by increasing the prizes and adding a new competition dubbed Cine-Phone.

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Film academy strapped for cash, awards stalled

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LEO MARTINEZ

The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has been unable to carry out most of its projects, director-general Leo Martinez reported, because of its inability to collect funds from the government.

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