Dolly de Leon is jury chairperson for 1st Summer MMFF
Award-winning actress Dolly de Leon will lead the jury in selecting the winners of the first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal at the New Frontier Theater on April 11.
De Leon will be the chairperson of the jury for the Summer MMFF’s awards night as it will recognize the best out of the eight film entries including Jun Robles Lana’s “About Us But Not About Us,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Apag,” Chris Martinez’s “Here Comes the Groom,” Joven Tan’s “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko: The Music of Rey Valera,” Bela Padilla’s “‘Yung Libro Sa Napanuod Ko,” RC delos Reyes’ “Unravel: A Swiss Side Love Story,” Fifth Solomon’s “Single Bells,” and JP Habac’s “Love You Long Time.”
“Known for her excellence and integrity as an artist and as a person, the MMFF Execom has chosen Dolly Earnshaw de Leon, an internationally acclaimed Filipino film, television, and theater actress as Jury Chair of the 1st Summer MMFF,” MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer said in an official statement.
The statement further said that De Leon embodies the “intensified” and higher standards that the pioneering summer filmfest would like to impart to Filipino viewers and moviegoers.
De Leon is best known for her work at the Palm d’Or-winning “Triangle of Sadness” by Swedish filmmaker Ruben Oslund, which had been nominated in prestigious international award-giving bodies, including the 2023 Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the British film awards. For this film, de Leon was nominated for best supporting actress at the Golden Globes, the first Filipina to have achieved such distinction.
Aside from this, De Leon was also in a number of local film and television series, including ABS-CBN’s “Dirty Linen” where she played the slain mother of lead actress Janine Gutierrez.
The Gabi ng Parangal will be held at the New Frontier Theater on Tuesday, April 11 with an 8:00 p.m. telecast on OnePH and a delayed telecast on TV5 at 10:45 pm. EDV