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MMFF 2022 unveils remaining films in official lineup

/ 06:04 PM October 20, 2022
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Image: Facebook/Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Official

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has announced the four additional films in its lineup, ahead of its 48th edition to be held in December.

The new entries for the festival, evaluated based on finished film formats, were announced on MMFF’s Facebook page today, Oct. 20. This comes months after the organizers of MMFF revealed the first batch of films in the lineup, which were picked based on script submission.

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The movies were selected from a record-high of 22 submissions, by the MMFF selection committee headed by veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa. Each film was chosen based on artistic excellence (40%), commercial appeal (40%), Filipino cultural values (10%) and global appeal (10%).

The new entries to the MMFF 2022, evaluated based on finished film formats are:

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  • “Deleter” starring Nadine Lustre, Viva Communications Inc.
  • “Family Matters” starring Noel Trinidad and Liza Lorena, Cineko Productions Inc.
  • “Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told” starring Edu Manzano, Aljur Abrenica and JC De Vera, Borracho Film Production
  • “My Father, Myself” starring Jake Cuenca and Dimples Romana, 3:16 Media Network

Meanwhile, the earlier announced entries based on script submissions are:

  • “Labyu with an Accent” starring Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria, ABS-CBN Film Productions
  • “Nanahimik ang Gabi” starring Ian Veneracion and Heaven Peralejo, Rein Entertainment Productions
  • “Partners in Crime” starring Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi, ABS-CBN Film Productions
  • “My Teacher” starring Toni Gonzaga and Joey De Leon, TEN17P

Given that this year’s MMFF has the theme “Balik Saya sa MMFF 2022,” MMFF concurrent acting chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III urged the public to support the festival.

“Let us watch the MMFF in theaters once more. We are happy with the list of entries, which has a wide mix of genres. We are excited and looking forward to MMFF 2022 becoming a success,” he said.

The 48th MMFF will run from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2023, in Philippine theaters observing required health protocols.

The Parade of Stars, which serves as a promotional effort for the festival, will be hosted by Quezon City though an official date is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the MMFF Gabi ng Parangal will take place on Dec. 27.  /ra

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