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MMFF New Wave now open for submissions

Digna Santiago, head of the New Wave section of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), invites indie filmmakers to submit their works for consideration. Deadline for submission of entries is Sept. 17. A film that was entered in international film festivals can join for as long as it has not competed nor has been shown locally. Films finished in 2013 onwards can join the annual competition that is held before the main fest in December. Interested parties can visit the MMFF’s official page on Facebook. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Nora Aunor snubbed twice in a row

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GERALD Anderson and Kim Chiu initially felt ill at ease on set.

Dropped from the list of newly proclaimed national artists, Nora Aunor has been left out of another government lineup.

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MMFF feats indicate sound management of funds, says Tolentino

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

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.

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Believability, total commitment, hallmarks of a memorable portrayal

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VIC SOTTO and Aiza Seguerra approach one pivotal scene in two different ways.

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, [...]

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MMFF 2013: A defining event for Filipino cinema

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WILLY Layug in “Dukit”: Rich in imagery of Filipino religiosity

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.

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