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Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entries announced

/ 06:30 PM November 18, 2016

Eight feature films have been chosen as official entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016.

The MMFF executive committee announced the “Magic 8” as follows:

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— “Die Beautiful,” directed by Jun Robles Lana; starring Paolo Ballesteros

— “Kabisera,” directed by Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido; starring Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC de Vera, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri and Rj Agustin

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— “Saving Sally,” directed by Avid Liongoren; starring Rhian Ramos and Enzo Marcos

— “Seklusyon,” directed by Erik Matti; starring Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte, Lou Veloso, Dominique Roque, John Vic de Guzman and JR Versales

— “Sunday Beauty Queen,” directed by Baby Ruth Villarama; starring Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacobo, Cherry Bretania and Leo Selomenio

— “Vince & Kath & James,” directed by Ted Boborol; starring Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte

— “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever Is not Enough,” directed by Marlon Rivera; starring Eugene Domingo and Chris Martinez

— “Oro,” directed by Alvin Yapan; starring Joem Bascon

The short film entries are:

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— “Birds” by Christian Paulo Lat

— “EJK” by Bor Ocampo

— “Manila Screen” by Roque Lee and Blair Camilo

— “Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad” by Jarell Serencio

— “Mitatang” by Argin Jezer Gagui

— “Momo” by Avid Liongoren

— “Passage of Life” by Renz Vincemark Cruz and Hannah

— “Sitsiritsit” by Brian Spencer Reyes

The competing eight full-length films were selected based on their story, audience appeal and overall impact (40 percent); cinematic attributes or technical expertise (40 percent); global appeal (10 percent); and Filipino sensibility (10 percent).

The MMFF opens on Christmas Day.  Clarizel Abanilla

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