The local industry is gearing up for the annual film festival.
Dahil papalapit na ang pasko, sa mundo ng pelikula ibig sabihin nito ay season na ng Metro Manila Film Festival o MMFF. Ngayong taon, maugong at pinag-usapan ang malaking pagbabago sa pagpili ng walong official entries na pasok sa listahan na ihahayag sa November18. Suspense at sigurado na iba’t-ibang reaction ang makukuha kapag inilabas na ang official list na ito kaya ngayon pa lang inilista na natin ang mga pelikulang nag-submit sa MMFF screening committee at hoping na makapasok sa festival.
Across The Crescent Moon (Gold Barn International)
Matteo Guidicelli, Christopher de Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Gabby Concepcion, Joem Bascon, and introducing Alex Godinez (Matteo’s leading lady). Also starring Sandy Andolong, Jerene Tan, Ivan Carapiet, Jerico Estregan, Ku Aquino, Jackie Aquino, Garie Concepcion, and Dianne Medina. Special participation of Leo Martinez, Rez Cortez, and Jason Abalos. Written and directed by Baby R. Nebrida (Maria Luisa Fatima Nebrida)
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank Part 2: Forever is not Enough (Martinez Rivera Films and Quantum Films in association with TBA)
Eugene Domingo, Jericho Rosales, Joel Torre, Agot Isidro, Cai Cortez, Kean Cipriano, Khalil Ramos; written by Chris Martinez, directed by Marlon Rivera
Die Beautiful (The IdeaFirst Company)
Paolo Ballesteros, Luis Alandy (Ady Alandy), Gladys Reyes Sommereux, Albie Casiño, Lou Veloso, Inah De Belen, IC Mendoza, Christian Bables, and more, written and directed by Jun Robles Lana
Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers (Octo Arts Films, MZet Films, APT Entertainment)
Vic Sotto, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Oyo Sotto, Ryza Cenon, Bea Binene, Jeffrey Quizon, Atak, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Ken Chan, Kakai Bautista, Jerald Napoles (Je Guillen Napoles), and Alonzo Muhlach; directed by Marlon Rivera and Tony Y. Reyes
Extra Service (Star Cinema)
Coleen Garcia, Arci Muñoz, and Jessy Mendiola, with Ejay Falcon, Vin Abrenica, Enzo Pineda, written by Alpha Habon, directed by Chris Martinez
Higanti (Gitana Films Production)
Assunta de Rossi, Jay Manalo, Meg Imperial, Katrina Halili, and Jon Lucas, with Alwyn Uytingco, DJ Durano, Daniel Pasia, Ruby Ruiz, Lui Quiambao Manansala, and Kiko Matos, etc.; written by Susan Lara, Mario Mendez, Jr., Bimbo Papasin, Esmeralda Cortez, and Rommel Ricafort; directed by Rommel C Ricafort
Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC De Vera, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri, Perla Bautista, Ces M. Quesada, Rj Agustin, Ronwaldo Martin, Ara Marie San Agustin, Menggie Cobarrubias, Coleen Perez, and Kiko Matos; written by Real Florido; directed by Real Florido and Arturo “Boy” San Agustin
Kita Kita (Spring Films)
Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy, written and directed by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo
Martin Escudero, Brenda Mage, JC Santos, Ruby Ruiz; producer is Angela Cortez,; screenwriter, executive producer, and director is Jason Orfalas
Mang Kepweng Returns (Cineko Productions, one of the executive producers is Ramon Salvador)
Vhong Navarro, Jaclyn Jose, Kim Domingo, James Blanco, Sunshine Cruz, Valeen Montenegro, Ahron Villena, Juancho Triviño, and Louise delos Reyes; written by Volta delos Santos, directed by Gb Sampedro.
Mano Po 7: Chinoy (Regal Entertainment)
Richard Yap, Jean Garcia, Jessy Mendiola, Jake Cuenca, Enchong Dee, and Janella Salvador; written by Senedy Que, with Manny Valera as supervising producer, directed by Ian Loreños
Moonlight Over Baler (T-Rex Productions)
Elizabeth Oropesa, Vin Abrenica, Sofie Albert, and Ellen Adarna, also with Daria Ramirez, Aaron Yanga, Angie Ferro and more; written by Eric Ramos, with Rex Tiri as executive producer, directed by master director Gil M. Portes
Super Parental Guardians (which had a working title of Pak Ganern, Go! Star Cinema)
Vice Ganda and Coco Martin, with Xymon Pineda (Onyok) and McNeal Briguela (Aura); directed by Joyce Bernal
Phillip Salvador, Gina Alajar, Jason Abalos, Janine Gutierrez, Mark Neumann, and Rosanna Roces, directed by Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.
Pusit (Blank Pages Productions for Pantomina Films Production)
Jay Manalo, Elizabeth Oropesa, Kristofer King, Ronnie Quizon, Rolando Inocencio, Lehner Mendoza, Mike Liwag Joel Saracho, and Angelina Kanapi. Produced, written, and directed by Arlyn Dela Cruz
Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos, TJ Trinidad, directed by Avid Liongoren
Seklusyon (Reality Entertainment)
Dominic Roque, Ronnie Alonte (of Hashtags), John Vic De Guzman (volleyball player), and JR Versales (model), with Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Elora Españo, Phoebe Walker, and Rhed Bustamante; written by Anton Santamaria, with Dondon Monteverde as executive producer, directed by Erik Matti
Sunday Beauty Queen
(a docu drama, written and directed by Babyruth Villarama-Gutierrez)
Swipe (Ailud Entertainment)
Mercedes Cabral, Luis Alandy, Gabby Eigenmann, Alex Vincent Medina, Alvin Anson, Maria Isabel Lopez, and Meg Imperial, written and directed by Ed Lejano
Talong Bibe (Regis Films)
Lyca Gairanod, Raikko Matteo, and Marco Masa, with Angel Aquino, Eddie Garcia, Rita Avila, Victor Neri, Ronnie Lazaro, Edgar Allan Guzman, Anita Linda, Dionisia Pacquiao, Sharlene San Pedro; written and directed by Joven Tan
Tokhang (working title)
Leo Martinez and K Brosas
Mapapansin na karamihan sa nag submit ay mula sa mga baguhang producers na nag-produce ng independent films na magdadagdag kulay at sigla sa MMFF. Nandyan pa rin ang major film companies na nag submit ng kanilang mga pelikula kayat inaasahan na kaabang abang ang magiging desisyon ng festival sa mga entries na qualified sa kanilang standards.