Reality Entertainment reiterates they did not violate any rules of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Director of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movie entry “Honor Thy Father”
Erik Matti confirmed through his social media accounts on December 26, that the MMFF committee disqualified the film in the Best Picture category.
Director Erik shared the letter sent by the MMFF overall chairman Atty. Emerson S. Carlos addressed to the producer of the film Mr. Ronald Stephen Monteverde aka Dondon Monteverde. According to the letter, the reason why “Honor Thy Father” was disqualified was because the team failed to disclose to the MMFF committee that they are part of the opening film in the 2015 Cinema One Originals Festival.
The post was soon deleted. But the producer of the film issued a statement on Facebook regarding the said incident. Mr. Monteverde said they were already part of the Cinema One Originals Film Festival as Opening Film when they were offered a slot to replace another entry in the MMFF.
He added that they “complied with all the MMFF’s requirements; we did not commit any non-disclosure of any kind; no MMFF rule was ever violated by Honor Thy Father.”
On the other hand, director of another MMFF film entry “All You Need Is Pag-ibig” Tonette Jadaone also expressed her thoughts and disappointment about the issue.