Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

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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

'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

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

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

Seklusyon

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

MMFF 2016 films face looming challenge to remain in theaters

Dec 27, 2016 - 11:18 PM

After making it to the Metro Manila Film Festival the productions are now rallying audiences to see their movies in theaters lest they get pulled out

'Sunday Beauty Queen' review: Enthralling reality

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Director Baby Ruth Villarama s MMFF 2016 entry is a must see according to film critic Oggs Cruz

 Screengrab from YouTube/Tuko Film Productions

Box office update: MMFF 2016 reveals day 1 top grossing films

Dec 26, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 committee releases the Top 4 highest grossing films in the festival so far

Screengrab from YouTube/Regal Films

'Saving Sally' Review: Worth the wait

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:21 PM

It took 12 years to make Saving Sally and the result is an astounding achievement from the intrepid Sally team led by director Avid Liongoren

SAVING SALLY. Marty and Sally's friendship thrives, but sally has a secret. Photo from YouTube/Avid Liongoren

MMFF 2016: 'Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2' tackles the making of a romcom

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Eugene Domingo stars as Eugene Domingo once again in Marlon Rivera s Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2: ForeverIsNotEnough

EUGENE DOMINGO AS EUGENE DOMINGO. The comedian stars as herself playing the character Romina in 'Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough.' Screengrab from YouTube/Quantum Films

MMFF 2016: No CEB grade for 'Kabisera,' director speaks up

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Among the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival movies Kabisera is the only one not graded by the Cinema Evaluation Board

Screengrab from Vimeo/Firestarters Manila Productions

MMFF 2016: Based on true events, 'Oro' brings tough issues to light

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Director Alvin Yapan and the cast of the film talk about their experience doing a story based on killings in Camarines Sur

WATCH: See the floats and the stars at the MMFF 2016 Parade!

Dec 23, 2016 - 10:53 PM

Join us as we hop on the Metro Manila Film Festival parade floats

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities step out at the MMFF 2016 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2016 - 2:42 PM

See Paolo Ballesteros Julia Barretto Rhian Ramos and more at the annual Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars

LOOK: Vibrant MMFF 2016 floats from the Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Check out the photos of each float snapped just before the beginning of the parade

An MMFF 2016 rundown: Why you should watch all 8 entries

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:41 PM

Film critic Oggs Cruz gives a rundown of this year s films in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival

This is a screenshot from the trailer of ‘Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2,’ starring Eugene Domingo. Screengrab from YouTube/Quantum Films

MMFF 2016: 5 things to know about 'Vince and Kath and James'

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:20 PM

What is a text serye ? Julia Barretto Ronnie Alonte and Joshua Garcia star in a modern romantic movie based on an online series

MMFF 2016: Spot these stars in more than one MMFF film

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:17 PM

These 5 celebrities appear in two different films and roles in the Metro Manila Film Festival

MMFF 2016: 5 things to know about 'Sunday Beauty Queen'

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Sunday Beauty Queen is the first documentary to be part of the Metro Manila Film Festival

Screengrab from YouTube/Tuko Film Productions

[MMFF 2016] Saving 'Saving Sally,' 12 years in the making

Dec 10, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Saving Sally had to be reshot took most of director Avid Liongoren s life savings and took over 12 years to make Here is the film s inspiring story

BOY MEETS GIRL. Marty falls hard for his friend, Sally. Screengrab from YouTube/Avid Liongoren

MMFF 2016: Paolo Ballesteros on starring in 'Die Beautiful' and 'Enteng 10'

Nov 26, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Paolo Ballesteros stars in the MMFF 2016 entry Die Beautiful while the other film he is in Enteng Kabisote 10 does not make it to the lineup

PAOLO BALLESTEROS. The 'Die Beautiful' star speaks up on 'Enteng Kabisote 10' not making it to the MMFF 2016 lineup. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

Erik Matti defends indie films, MMFF 2016 lineup

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Honor Thy Father director asks his followers to stop insulting indie films and to give them a chance this Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

ERIK MATTI. The film director whose movie 'Honor Thy Father' was the subject of controversy during the MMFF 2015, defends the independent films in the festival's 2016 lineup. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Out of MMFF 2016, Vice Ganda and Coco Martin see bright side of exclusion

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The two stars and director Joyce Bernal speak up about not making it to the lineup of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival

Photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Richard Yap, Mother Lily discuss 'Mano Po 7' exclusion from MMFF 2016 lineup

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:24 PM

There’s a time for the indie movies but not Christmas season Christmas is for the family says Mother Lily Monteverde

EARLY SHOWING. 'Mano Po 7: Chinoy' star Richard Yap and producer Mother Lily Monteverde admit they were sad the movie will not be part of the MMFF. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: 8 MMFF 2016 entries, trailers revealed

Nov 18, 2016 - 3:21 PM

2nd UPDATE Die Beautiful Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2 Saving Sally and more See what films made it to the Metro Manila Film Festival lineup this 2016

MMFF 2016 revamped: 10 important changes to know

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:16 PM

The Metro Manila Film Festival is rolling out major changes for the upcoming 2016 festival

HOSTS. Actors Iza Calzado and Epy Quizon are the hosts for the launch event of MMFF 2016. Photo courtesy of MMFF

Erik Matti welcomes MMFF 2016 changes

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:33 PM

It s in favor of the industry It s in favor of the festival the filmmaker says

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