After revealing that she and other Metro Manila Film Festival entry producers are taking action against the piracy of their films this month, Fan Girl director Antonette Jadaone continues to warn the public about the consequences of illegally downloading and distributing local films.
In her most recent Instagram post, the talented director wrote, “PIRACY IS A CRIME. We’ve said it before and we won’t stop. You may end up in jail. We are watching. Help us by reporting any pirates or links. ”
Direk Tonet also posted that their team (which includes Black Sheep Entertainment, Globe Studios, Project 8, Epicmedia, and Crossword) will not tolerate any form of piracy and that they are consistently monitoring and taking down illegal copies and downloads of the film being circulated online. Violators may face nine years of imprisonment and a penalty of P1.5 million pesos.
Jadaone’s Fan Girl was the big winner at the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival awards Gabi ng Parangal, winning eight categories including Best Actor for Paulo Avelino and Best Actress for Charlie Dizon as well as Best Picture and a Best Director win. The film also won awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing, and Best Screenplay.