Details of what can be expected for 2017 MMFF were part of Executive Committee’s meeting.
March 10 ang bagong members ng 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival Executive
Committee at napag-usapan ang ilang mahahalagang bagay na magaganap at
mapapalitan sa pista ng pelikula ngayong taon. Kasama na rin dito ang venue at
sponsor ng parade of stars, criteria na hahanapin sa paghusga ng official
entries at sino ang nararapat na bigyan ng parangal.
Narito ang kabuuan
ng first meeting ng 2017 MMFF Executive Committee.
1. Introduction of
the new MMFF Execom;
2. Recognition of
the valuable contribution of the past MMFF EXECOM and Committee Members
(including Senator Sonny Angara, Congressman Alfred Vargas, Moira Lang, Ed Cabagnot
and Atty Toto Villareal);
3. BENEFICIARIES -
Roughly 12M will be distributed to the ff. beneficiaries - MOWELFUND - 50%,
Film Academy of the Phil - 20%, Movie Industry Anti-Piracy -20%, Optical Media
Board - 5%, FDCP - 5%;
4. There is already
an Executive Order sent to the Office of the President that will officially
declare the MMFF duration from Dec 25-Jan 7 just waiting for the President's
signature. The Ofc of Senator Grace will also try to take it up in the Senate;
5. The MMFF Parade
of Stars will be sponsored by the City of Muntinlupa which is celebrating a
milestone in their cityhood.
6. A RULES
COMMITTEE has been set up which will draft the set of rules for this year's
festival ... All these rules shall be laid out on APRIL 7 - the official launch
of MMFF 2017.
MMFF Chair Tim
Orbos reiterates that the substantial change in the MMFF last year would
continue to be the standard this year, which is to produce quality and
commercially-viable movies. "After the success of the 2016 MMFF where
artistic quality became the main focus, this year’s MMFF would want to move
forward with a crop of entries that would combine quality and box office
potential. We will never abandon the artistic gains we had last year but we
need to push forward in this direction,” Orbos said.