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July 8
, 2022

MMFF 2022 Bares Its First 4 Official Entries

The biggest, most popular and the widely supported and anticipated Metro Manila Film Festival, now on its 48th year is alive and upbeat as it promotes the message “BALIK SAYA” while foregrounding our kababayans enjoying the Filipino cinematic experience again during the Christmas Season.

The esteemed members of the Selection Committee headed by the multi-awarded and much respected leaders of the film industry Boots Anson-Roa Rodrigo and Jesse Ejercito as chair and vice chair respectively, chose the Top 4 scripts based on the following criteria: Artistic Excellence - 40%, Commercial Appeal - 40%, Filipino Cultural Sensibility - 10% and Global Appeal - 10%.

The first 4 MMFF 2022 official entries based on script submission are:

1. LABYU WITH AN ACCENT by ABS-CBN Film Productions Director: Rodel Nacianceno
                        Scriptwriter: Patrick Valencia
                        Starring: Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria

2. NANANAHIMIK ANG GABI by Rein Entertainment Productions Director: Shugo Praico
                       Scriptwriter: Shugo Praico
                       Starring: Ian Veneracion, Mon Confiado and Heaven Peralejo

3. PARTNERS IN CRIME by ABS-CBN Film Productions Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
                       Scriptwriter: Enrico C. Santos Starring: Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi/p>

4. THE TEACHER by TEN17P Director: Paul Soriano Scriptwriter: Emma Villa
                       Starring: Joey De Leon and Toni Gonzaga

The deadline for the finished film submission (where the other 4 official MMFF entries shall be chosen) shall be on Sept 2 (for early birds submission) and Sept 30 (regular submission).

May we continue to support Filipino films back where it should be enjoyed, in the theaters/movie houses.

Looking forward to a successful MMFF 2022. Balik Saya

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