2016 Metro Manila Film Festival
|2016 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017|
The 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is the 42nd edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival held in Metro Manila and throughout the Philippines. It is organized by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). This is the first time that the festival committee required producers to submit either picture lock versions or finished films, instead of screenplays in previous editions.
The festival will begin with the traditional Parada ng mga Artista (Parade of the Stars) on December 23, 2016. Regular showing of the 8 full-feature movies and 8 short films are from December 25, 2016 until January 7, 2017 in major cinemas across Metro Manila and other parts of the country. The Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night) will culminate the festival's activities on January 8, 2017.
Launch and rebranding
The 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival was formally launched on June 28, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center. It was announced that there would be major changes from the previous edition such as the criteria of choosing the final 8 films to be shown, and the awarding. It was also announced that a logo design competition and theme song making competition was to be held.
|Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough||Eugene Domingo, Jericho Rosales, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez, Khalil Ramos, Joel Torre||Martinez Rivera Films, Quantum Films, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films, MJM Production||Marlon Rivera||Comedy|
|Die Beautiful||Paolo Ballesteros, Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, Albie Casiño||The IdeaFirst Company, Octobertrain Films||Jun Lana||Comedy|
|Kabisera||Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC De Vera, Jason Abalos, RJ Agustin, Victor Neri, Ronwaldo Martin|| Firestarters Productions,|
Silver Story Production
| Arturo San Agustin, |
|Oro||Irma Adlawan, Joem Bascon, Mercedes Cabral||Feliz Film Productions||Alvin Yapan||Political thriller|
|Saving Sally||Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos||Rocketsheep Studios||Avid Liongoren|| Live-action/|
animation, Romance, Sci-fi
|Seklusyon||Rhed Bustamante, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte, Lou Veloso, Phoebe Walker, Dominic Roque, Elora Españo, John Vic De Guzman, JR Versales||Reality Entertainment||Erik Matti||Horror|
|Sunday Beauty Queen||Rudelyn Acosta, Cherrie Mae Bretana, Mylyn Jacobo, Hazel Perdido, Leo Selomenio||Voyage Studios, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films||Babyruth Villarama Gutierrez||Documentary drama|
|Vince & Kath & James||Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte||Star Cinema||Theodore Boborol||Romantic comedy|
- Birds - Christian Paolo Lat
- EJK - Bor Ocampo
- Manila Scream - Roque Lee & Blair Camilo
- Mga Bitoon sa Siudad - Jarell Serencio
- Mitatang - Arvin Jezer Gagui
- Momo - Avid Liongoren
- Passage of Life - Renz Vincemark Cruz & Hannah Daryl Gayapa
- Sitsiritsit - Brian Spencer Reyes
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