MMFF: Ticket swapping issue ‘baseless’
The organizers of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival have dismissed claims of incensed fans of the movie “My Bebe Love” who said that their tickets were swapped for another film festival entry.
In a statement posted on its official Facebook page on Saturday, the MMFF said that allegations of “ticket swapping” of My Bebe Love tickets to that of Star Cinema entry “Beauty and the Bestie” are “baseless.”
It also called on moviegoers to use social media responsibly.
“The Metro Manila Film Festival, after looking into the ticket swapping issue, strongly denies the existence of such and is enjoining all the stakeholders of the Festival to be responsible in expressing their sentiments especially on social media.”
“The objective of the MMFF is to promote the local film industry and this baseless issue will only sideline the true intent and purpose of the Festival. Let’s continue supporting all the entries of the MMFF 2015,” the statement read.
On Friday, fans of My Bebe Love cried foul after some netizens claimed the existence of such ticket swapping.
It was later confirmed by the movie’s director Jose Javier Reyes.
“Got word from producer: IT IS TRUE. Make sure that the title of the movie on YOUR ticket is what you want to watch.Beware of ticket swapping,” Reyes said on Twitter.
The eight entries for the 41st MMFF are: “My Bebe Love”, “Beauty and the Bestie”, “All You Need is Pag-ibig”, “Haunted Mansion”, “Buy Now, Die Later”, “Walang Forever”, “Honor Thy Father”, and “Nilalang”. AJH/CDG
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