2017 Metro Manila Film Festival - updates

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‘Haunted Forest’ review: Interesting but hardly scary

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:43 PM

'The film uses the squabbles between daughter and father as an emotional anchor for its supernatural elements'

Why Derek Ramsay is emotional over 2nd MMFF Best Actor award

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Derek says he does not mind being second choice, saying the movie is a blessing for him

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Meant to Beh’ review: Nonsense above everything

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

'Meant to Beh' is a confusing affair

Joanna Ampil on her MMFF Best Actress award for 'Ang Larawan'

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:20 PM

'I can probably say that finally, I'm contributing something very important to the arts in the Philippines,' Joanna says

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'All of You' review: Missed opportunities

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'The film’s undoing is its fervent attempt to be conventional despite its structure begging for a more bitter resolution'

IN PHOTOS: The Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'Ang Larawan' and 'Siargao' wins big in this year's awards

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the MMFF 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:53 PM

'Ang Larawan' takes home the best picture nod

BEST ACTOR. Derek Ramsay receives the Best Actor award for the movie All of You. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Siargao' review: Low-key loving

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Siargao' is persistently low-key, preferring to dissect each of its characters’ discreet heartaches through whispers rather than wails

MMFF 2017 sets new record for first two days

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

'The big achievement is bringing back our kababayans to the theaters,' says Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Execom chair Tim Orbos

'Deadma Walking' review: Sincere when queer, generic when not

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Even if it lacks consistency, it still manages to twinkle through its sheer tenacity

MMFF 2017 Execom encourages audience to support all 8 entries

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:22 PM

MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer says the MMFF ExeCom will not release specific figures and rankings to avoid a bandwagon effect among viewers

'DEADMA WALKING.' The stars of 'Deadma Walking' are among the celebrities promoting their films at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler  'DEADMA WALKING.' The stars of 'Deadma Walking' are among the celebrities promoting their films at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Ang Larawan’ review: Admirable feat

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:05 PM

'Ang Larawan' is elegant, with each of its graceful movement so carefully designed to evoke a feeling of nostalgia for a time when things of beauty are truly and unsubtly beautiful

5 things to know about the Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta movie 'Meant to Beh'

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Vic Sotto is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival lineup with a movie for the family

5 fun facts about the Coco Martin movie 'Ang Panday'

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The character popularized by Fernando Poe Jr returns to the big screen, starring Coco Martin

5 reasons to watch 'Ang Larawan' on Christmas Day

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Actress Rachel Alejandro explains why you should catch this historical drama at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017

5 fun facts about the movie 'Siargao'

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The famous surfing destination takes the spotlight in a film starring Jericho Rosales, and directed by Paul Soriano

5 fun facts about the movie 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad'

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Vice Ganda teams up with Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach as superheroes under the direction of Joyce Bernal

'Haunted Forest': A different type of horror film

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The cast, including the director Ian Loreños share what to expect in the only horror film in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival

LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival's Parade of Stars 2017

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:48 PM

This year's Parade of Stars takes place in Muntinlupa City

'Deadma Walking': Not just another gay film

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Screenwriter Eric Cabahug and director Julius Alfonso talk about doing the film, which is being compared to 'Die Beautiful'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

How Coco Martin fueled, financed his passions in 'Ang Panday'

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Ang Panday' is Coco's first movie as director and producer

Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay share thoughts on marriage

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The stars of 'All of You' talk about their respective relationships and what could be in store

Actors Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado of 'All of You' movie, an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival during their press conference on Friday, December 1. Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

WATCH: 'Ang Panday' trailer merges human and fantasy worlds

Dec 01, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Coco Martin is Flavio III, the new savior of mankind

WATCH: Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach in 'Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad' trailer

Dec 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Vice Ganda, Pia Wurtzbach, and Daniel Padilla play superheroes in the film

Kylie Verzosa joins Coco Martin's 'Ang Panday'

Nov 09, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Kylie joins Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon

Liza Diño welcomes appointment of 3 new MMFF ExeCom members

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Liza also explains her Facebook post on the criticism regarding the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Ed Lejano leaves MMFF 2017 ExeCom

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:36 PM

UPDATED Ed Lejano the executive director of the Quezon City Film Development Commission is the fourth member to leave the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Executive Committee

ED LEJANO. Lejano is the latest member to resign from the 2017 MMFF ExeCom. Screengrab from filminstitute.upd.edu.ph/ed/

3 MMFF ExeCom members resign after official entries announced

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:56 PM

UPDATED Rolando Tolentino Ricky Lee Kara Magsanoc Alikpala resign from the Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee

RESIGNED. Ricky Lee, Rolando Tolentino, and Kara Magsanoc Alikpala resign from the 2017 MMFF Executive Committee. Screengrabs from Facebook/ricky.leefull/rolando.tolentino, healthforall.ph

MMFF 2017 calls for entries

May 06, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Here s how to submit your entries to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival