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MMFF screening chair: Let’s not dumb audience down

By: - Reporter
/ 10:50 AM November 19, 2016

“Let us not dumb down the audience,” said Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, in defense of the eight full-length film entries to this year’s 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival to be held in December.

Tiongson, who is the chairperson of the eight-member screening committee, reacted to questions by the media on the lack of the usual blockbuster fares featuring big-name actors.

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Also part of the team are Allan Allanigue, Lawrence Fajardo, Krip Yuson, Joy Belmonte, Mae Paner, Crispina Belen and Ping Medina.

The following are the official lineup for the full-length category this year:

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“Die Beautiful” by Jun Robles Lana; “Kabisera” by Real Florido and Arturo San Agustin; “Saving Sally” by Avid Liongoren; “Seklusyon” by Erik Matti; “Sunday Beauty Queen” by Baby Ruth Villarama; “Oro” by Alvin Yapan; “Vince Kath and James” by Ted Boborol; and “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2” by Marlon Rivera.

The short films that made it to the cut are the following: “Birds” by Christian Paolo Lat; “EJK” by Bor Ocampo; “Manila Scream” by Roque Lee and Blair Camilo; “Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad” by Jarell Serencio; “Mitatang” by Arvin Jezer Gagui; “Momo” by Avid Liongoren; “Passage of Life” by Renz Vincemark Cruz and Hannah Daryl Gayapa; and “Sitsiritsit” by Brian Spencer Reyes. CDG

READ: Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entries announced

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