Coco Martin, Gerald Anderson, Alex Gonzaga among stars in MMFF summer edition
The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has announced the eight official entries in its first-ever summer edition which will be held in April.
The eight films, which will feature stars including Coco Martin, Gerald Anderson, Alex Gonzaga, Carlo Aquino, Bela Padilla and Enchong Dee, were unveiled in an event held on Friday, Feb. 24.
The movies included in the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival official lineup are as follows:
“Apag” by Center Stage Production
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Starring: Coco Martin, Lito Lapid, Jaclyn Jose and Gladys Reyes
“Singlebells” by Tincan
Director: Fifth Solomon
Starring: Aljur Abrenica, Alex Gonzaga and Angeline Quinto
“About Us but Not about Us” by Octoberian Films, The IdeaFirst Company and Quantum Fims
Director: Jun Robles Lana
Starring: Romnick Sarmenta and Elijah Canlas
“Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko” by Saranggola Media Productions, Inc.
Director: Joven M. Tan
Starring: RK Bagatsing and Meg Imperial
“Unravel: A Swiss Side Love Story” by MAVX Productions Inc.
Director: RC Delos Reyes
Starring: Gerald Anderson and Kylie Padilla
“Here Comes the Groom” by Quantum Films, Cineko Productions, Brightlight Productions
Director: Chris Martinez
Starring: Enchong Dee, Keempee de Leon, Awra Briguela, Xilhouete, Maris Racal and KaladKaren
“Yung Libro sa Napanuod Ko” by Viva Communications, Inc.
Starring: Bela Padilla and Yoo Min-Gon
“Love You Long Time” by Studio Three Sixty Inc.
Director: JP Habac
Starring: Carlo Aquino and Eisel Serrano
The official entries were chosen by the selection committee out of 33 submissions based on the following criteria: artistic excellence (40%), commercial appeal (40%), Filipino cultural sensibility (10%), and global appeal (10%).
The first MMFF summer edition is set to run in cinemas from April 8 to 18, while the Awards Night will be held on April 11. /ra