Manila Film Festival - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila Film Festival

ARTICLE FINDER

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'

MMFF 2019 reviews: The full list

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Here's a quick guide to reviews of all the MMFF 2019 films. Which one are you watching?

‘The Mall, the Merrier’ review: More of the same, but messier

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'

‘Sunod’ review: More than standard horror fare

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Sunod' is a solid effort

‘Write About Love’ review: More wrong than right

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully

‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' is dulled by its attempts at safe neutrality

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 awards night

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:10 AM

The festival celebrates its 45th year

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Award-winning 'Mindanao' director Brillante Mendoza asks more cinemas to screen film

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie

Judy Ann Santos on MMFF 2019 Best Actress win: 'A wonderful end to my 2019'

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The actress picks up her second award for the film 'Mindanao'

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2019 awards night

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' wins Best Picture

Judy Ann Santos on being culturally sensitive in the film 'Mindanao'

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:54 PM

In the film, Judy Ann plays a Muslim mother who cares for a cancer-stricken daughter

'MINDANAO.' Stars Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon wave to the crowd from atop the 'Mindanao' float at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Sunod' director Carlo Ledesma on what makes his film stand out: 'I have the best actors'

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The film is the only horror entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

SUNOD. The cast and team behind the upcoming film parade through the streets of Taguig at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Vice Ganda says ‘The Mall The Merrier’ different from MMFF films he’s done before

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The film stars Vice and Anne Curtis in their first movie team-up

VICE GANDA. The comedian waves to fans at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars, alongside his 'The Mall The Merrier' co-stars. Photo by Alecs/Ongcal

HIGHLIGHTS: The MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Both fans and stars endure the afternoon heat for the Metro Manila Film Festival's annual opening spectacle

FOR THE FANS. Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza, and Pokwang were among the celebrities that joined the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Coco Martin's Paloma returns at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Coco stuns in his orange-and-pink drag look!

PALOMA. Coco Martin dresses up as his female alter-ego for the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Celebs we spotted at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The stars say hi before their films premiere at the Metro Manila Film Festival

PARADE OF STARS. Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon wave to the crowd from atop the 'Mindanao' float at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019's annual parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Vice Ganda arrives in photo finish at MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars

Dec 22, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The comedian rides a bike to the annual parade – straight from the Sunday variety show ASAP

VICE GANDA. The comedian catches up with the MMFF Parade of Stars on a motorbike. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: MMFF 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Bibidang muli ang 8 pelikulang Pinoy dahil Metro Manila Film Festival na naman!

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mylene Dizon, JC Santos on ‘Sunod’

Dec 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The film premieres as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Meryll Soriano, Suzette Ranillo, and Ricky Lee on 'Culion'

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The film is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

Vic Sotto says MMFF entry 'Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity' 'definitely different' from past movies

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:11 PM

'Gusto ko naman kasi paglabas nila ng sinehan may mga ngiti sa kanilang mga mukha,' Vic says

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Vice Ganda to MMFF movie critics: 'Can you imagine Christmas without comedy?'

Dec 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Comedy is a genre. It’s a legit genre. It’s as special as drama, adventure, action,' says Vice

Photo by rob reyes

LIST: Road closures for 2019 MMFF Parade of Stars

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The parade will be hosted by the city of Taguig on December 22

Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano address 'healthy competition' between 'Culion,' 'Mindanao'

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Perhaps instead of pitting us against each other maybe we should celebrate each other and celebrate that we are making film,' says Iza

Photo by Rob Reyes

WATCH: Trailer for Coco Martin's MMFF 2019 entry '3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon'

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Jennylyn Mercado and Ai-Ai delas Alas star with Coco Martin in the movie

MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

'Sunod' to replace '(K)ampon' in MMFF 2019 lineup

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Sunod' stars Carmina Villaroel and Mylene Dizon under TEN17P

MMFF to run twice a year starting 2020

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The second edition will be called the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

MMFF. Fans wave to stars as they pass by on a float at the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars in 2018. The annual festival will now be held twice a year starting in 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

The 2018 MMFF was the 'highest grossing' ever

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Organizers of the festival say the 2018 edition has surpassed previous Christmas and New Year records

MMFF 2018 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The film festival formally ends January 7

‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ review: Skeletons in the closet

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Rainbow's Sunset' wins the top awards, plus 2 special jury prizes

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:32 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' takes home the Best Picture plum

MMFF 2018 WINNERS. The MMFF 2018 awards the best in this year's festival. Images from the MMFF trailers

MMFF 2018: Movie reviews

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Here's your guide to all the films in the MMFF

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM

'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: The floats and stars up close at MMFF 2018 Parade

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The parade kicks off the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival!

THROUGH THE RAIN. Vice Ganda waves to fans even as the rain pours at the MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars. Rappler Screenshot

‘Fantastica’ stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Donny, Kisses, and Richard are appearing in the upcoming film along with an all-star cast led by Vice Ganda

DONKISS. Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are part of the star-studded cast of 'Fantastica.' Rappler Screenshot

Eddie Garcia on being gay: ‘God created you that way, there’s nothing wrong with it’

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor is starring in the MMFF entry 'Rainbow's Sunset.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The annual parade saw stars brave the rains to represent their films

FOR THE STARS. Fans crowd the route of the 2018 MMFF parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Heavy rain delays MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

It literally rained on their parade

MMFF PARADE. Heavy rain results in delays for this year's grand parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 parade route

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:00 AM

The parade happens on December 23 in Parañaque

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 movie posters

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Which poster is your favorite?