Changes to MMFF 2017 movie lineup announced

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Derek Ramsay replaces Jericho Rosales in a film with Jennylyn Mercado Vic Sotto s title movie and more

FDCP chair Liza Diño on MMFF resignations, ‘divisiveness’ in film industry

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:14 PM

At the kick off for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Diño calls for unity in the industry

FDCP CHAIR. Liza Diño at the kick-off of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, a one week festival showcasing original Filipino films. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

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

MMFF names 3 new ExeCom members

Jul 11, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Director Maryo J delos Reyes Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte Alimurung and TV host actor Arnell Ignacio are the new members of the committee

Liza Diño: Resignations of 4 MMFF ExeCom members 'no joke'

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Liza says they have to ensure that the vision of the Metro Manila Film Festival is still being followed

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

Coco Martin reacts to MMFF controversy

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Coco is set to direct his first Metro Manila Film Festival Entry Ang Panday

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MMFF a 'marriage' of commercial and artistic interests – MMDA

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:18 PM

MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos says they revised the criteria because of the 60 drop in revenues in 2016

BALANCE. MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos says the film festival can't just focus on artistic interests. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Ex-MMFF ExeCom members explain why they left

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Ricky Lee Rolando Tolentino and Kara Magsanoc Alikpala say that the MMFF 2017 ExeCom put too much emphasis on commerce over art

Erik Matti to MMFF: Change your selection criteria

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:34 AM

The director says he has no problem with a film festival for commercial purposes but it should drop the pretense of artistic excellence or any cultural criteria

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,

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

Prosecutor dismisses PAWS' dog slaughter complaint vs 'Oro'

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:50 PM

PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed

Grace Poe, Vilma Santos appointed MMFF ExeCom members

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Poe and Santos are appointed members of the MMFF Executive Committee at the launch of the 2017 festival

MMFF EXECOM. Vilma santos and Grace Poe are newly appointed MMFF ExeCom members. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Francis Malasig/EPA

Nora Aunor to 'Oro' director on dog slaughter scene: You're lying

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:55 PM

In a Senate hearing director Alvin Yapan also insists he only wanted to show what was happening in society

Poe: No need for separate indie film fest

Jan 25, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says that contrary to Senator Vicente Sotto III s proposal indie and mainstream films should be shown together at the MMFF

OFWs: 'Sunday Beauty Queen' an eye-opener for families

Jan 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Overseas Filipino workers laud the documentary film which won Best Picture in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival but struggled to remain in theaters

OFW MOVIE. OFWs, get to watch 'Sunday Beauty Queen' for free, take photo with Director Baby Ruth Villarama, Mylyn Jacobo and OWWA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac.

PAWS files case against 'Oro' over dog slaughter scene

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:25 AM

If found guilty the Oro team could face two to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to P250 000

'ORO.' The Philippine Animal Welfare Society files a complaint against the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entry. Photo shows 'Oro' star Irma Adlawan, who on Best Actress at the festival for her performance. Screengrab from Facebook/mmffofficial

WATCH: 'Die Beautiful' director releases deleted scenes from movie

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:08 AM

Director Jun Robles Lana posts three deleted scenes from the movie which generates feedback on social media

'Oro' director Alvin Yapan: One dog slaughtered for wake

Jan 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Alvin says the controversial scene was shot reality style since the dog was being butchered by locals for a resident s wake

Irma Adlawan speaks up against Liza Diño over 'Oro' issue

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:30 PM

I mean for her to be the chairperson of the FDCP dapat alam niya yung responsibilidad niya Hindi siya dapat nag po post ng gano n [on social media] even before conducting an investigation within

MMFF suspends 'Oro' producers, director over dog slaughter scene

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The MMFF ExeCom also issues a strong reprimand to the Oro production team

Box office update: MMFF 2016 earns P373.3 million – Star Cinema

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:59 AM

UPDATED Following Star Cinema s release of the box office gross the MMFF ExeCom says that any figures not released by the committee are unofficial and erroneous

Sotto files Senate resolution for indie film fest

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III wants the MMDA to create a film festival for independent movies saying that the revamped MMFF is prejudicial to regular moviegoers

TITO SOTTO. The senator and actor files a resolution to have an independent film festival during the semestral break. Screengrab from Instagram/helenstito

Directors' Guild to investigate 'Oro' dog slaughter scene

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The DGPI says they will sanction Oro director Alvin Yapan if their investigation finds it appropriate

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Oro' producer speaks up on possible charges over dog slaughter scene

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Handa naman po kami wala po kaming itatago says producer Shandii Bacolod

MMFF 2016: 'Die Beautiful' leads Metro Manila box office

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Vince Kath James leads the provincial box office according to the MMFF ExeCom

Screengrab from YouTube/Regal Films

PH stars, film industry members support MMFF 2016

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:55 PM

John Arcilla Bela Padilla Robin Padilla and more congratulate the stars and organizers of the festival and appeal to viewers to support Philippine cinema

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'Oro' rep admits to lying about dog slaughter scene – Liza Diño

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:21 PM

A real dog was killed while filming the movie not a goat with prosthetics as the production s representative previously said

MMFF ExeCom withdraws Fernando Poe Jr Memorial Award from 'Oro'

Jan 03, 2017 - 5:06 PM

The ExeCom says they decided to withdraw the award after consultation with the late FPJ s family

MMFF 2016 extended to January 10

Jan 02, 2017 - 8:25 PM

2ND UPDATE The MMFF 2016 gets another extension

‘Die Beautiful’ Review: Queer and beautiful

Dec 31, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Die Beautiful celebrates an enthrallingly colorful universe where hardships and happiness seamlessly converge writes Oggs Cruz

'Sunday Beauty Queen' stars thank director, MMFF for telling OFWs' stories

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:42 PM

Isang malaking karangalan para sa aming mga domestic helper po to be given a chance na maging bahagi ng [Metro] Manila Film Festival says Mylyn Jacobo one of the OFWs featured in the movie Sunday Beauty Queen

Photo from Facebook/Sunday Beauty Queen

'Oro' actress, real-life Kapitana share MMFF moment

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Kapitana Mercy Sueno thanks the cast and crew of the movie Oro for telling the story of the people of Gata

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Kabisera’ Review: Relevant but frustratingly passive

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Unfortunately the film is just severely underwritten and unimaginatively directed

MMFF executive committee appeals to theater owners for extension

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:27 PM

The MMFF executive committee members note the positive reviews that fueled long queues and heartfelt applause from the audience

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2016, Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:45 AM

This year s awards night ends with Sunday Beauty Queen winning Best Picture

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MMFF 2016: Meet Rhed Bustamante, child star making waves for 'Seklusyon'

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Rhed Bustamante terrifies many with her performance in Seklusyon – though at 9 years old she can t even watch the film yet


FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2016 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 29, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Sunday Beauty Queen won Best Picture while Erik Matti won Best Director for Seklusyon Here s the full list of winners of the MMFF 2016

'SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN.' Baby Ruth Villarama's film is the first documentary to win Best Picture at the MMFF. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF 2016: 'Oro' star Irma Adlawan wins Best Actress

Dec 29, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Oro also wins Best Ensemble Cast

MMFF 2016: 'Die Beautiful' star Paolo Ballesteros wins Best Actor

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Paolo also won Best Actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival last November

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF 2016: 'Sunday Beauty Queen' wins Best Picture

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Sunday Beauty Queen is the first ever documentary to make it to the festival and thus is also the first documentary to win the coveted Best Picture Prize

MMFF 2016: 'Oro' wins Best Ensemble Cast

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Irma Adlawan Joem Bascon Mercedes Cabral Sandino Martin and more star in Oro

MMFF 2016: Erik Matti wins Best Director for 'Seklusyon'

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Seklusyon also wins several awards

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough’ Review: Still Funny, still too simplistic

Dec 29, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Sadly it is all still a very simplistic take on the dichotomies that pervade Philippine cinema writes Oggs Cruz

‘Vince & Kath & James’ Review: Formula done right

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Vince Kath James is stubbornly formulaic and as a result its story follows a very predictable trajectory

'Oro' Review: Powerful discourse

Dec 28, 2016 - 6:55 PM

In Oro Alvin Yapan calmly navigates around his narrative planting seeds of tension and discourse in a film that reimagines the massacre of 4 miners