Pinangalanan na Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee ang top 4 movies na pasok sa kompetisyon ngayong taon base sa script na isinubmit sa kanilang Selection Committee. Ginawa ang announcement today, June 30.
Director: Rodel Nacianceno
Producer:CCM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS,Inc. Lead Actor: Coco Martin
ALMOST IS NOT ENOUGH
Director: Dan Villegas
Producers: QUANTUM & MJM PRODUCTIONS
Lead Actors: Jennylyn Mercado & Jericho Rosales
Director: Joyce A. Bernal
Producers: STAR CINEMA & VIVA FILMS
Lead Actors: Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla & Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
LOVE TRAPS #Family Goals
Director: Antonio Y. Reyes
Producer: OCTO ARTS FILMS
Lead Actors: Vic Sotto & Dawn Zulueta
Ayon sa MMFF Execom, ang mga pelikulang ito ay sinuri at binusisi ang script at karapat-dapat lang na mapabilang sa 2017 MMFF.
“With the push for artistic excellence that began in 2016, the MMFF this year under the helm of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim received a very encouraging and diverse roster of 26 film-entries that already crossed the so-called commercial-indie divide.”
“Our selection committee had a difficult time choosing given the quality of films. We have to thank them for their exhaustive and thorough deliberations,” MMFF Executive Committee Chairman Tim Orbos said.
Dagdag pa niya, “We also have to give credit to this year’s Rules Committee which devised the two-part selection process that gave a greater latitude to interested participants for this year.”
“The film entries this year were evaluated based on the following criteria: 40% artistic excellence; 40% commercial appeal; 10% promotion of Filipino cultural and historical values & 10% global appeal.”
Ang susunod naman ay ang announcement ng apat na remaining films (finished films) na gaganapin on November 17. Ito ang kokompleto sa walong official entries na ipapalabas sa duration ng Metro Manila Film Festival na magsisimula sa Christmas Day.