The much-awaited Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 Parade of the Stars is now ongoing today, December 23, as a prelude to the grand opening of the film festival on December 25.
Every year, MMFF's official entries put out giant floats carrying the movie actors of each entry. However, this year, it seemed like movie producers opted to go low-key and presented simple yet still appealing floats for their movies.
The entries of the 42nd edition of MMFF are (in alphabetical order): Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2, Die Beautiful, Kabisera, Oro, Saving Sally, Seklusyon, Sunday Beauty Queen, and Vince and Kath and James.
Another major change this year is that the parade had its kick-off point at Manila City Hall and will culminate at the Plaza Miranda.
Here are the floats of this year's MMFF entries!
Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2, which stars Eugene Domingo, Kean Cipriano, and Jericho Rosales, features a float inspired by a real septic tank truck.
For the Paolo Ballesteros-starrer Die Beautiful, its floats bears the colors fuschia, pink, purple, and white. It is fronted by a big mask.
The float of Kabisera, which is topbilled by Nora Aunor, is inspired by old houses complete with capiz windows.
Oro's float, which stars Mercedes Cabral, Irma Adlawan, and Joem Bascon, has a big picture of a volcano and its movie title is written in gold on top of a golden plate.
Rhian Ramos-starrer Saving Sally's float is covered with animated characters that can be seen in the movie.
The float of the film Seklusyon, which stars Ronnie Alonte and Dominic Roque, takes elements from its poster, including the burned hand and the faces of the lead stars. It has a mix of yellow and dark colors.
Sunday Beauty Queen's float bears a giant crown and buildings from a city skyline. The end portion of the float shows a beauty queen wearing another crown.
Vince and Kath and James's float bears the faces of its lead stars Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, and Ronnie Alonte. It is also surrounded by hearts with separate photos of RonLia and JoshLia inside a smartphone.
The winner of the Best Float award will be announced at the MMFF's Gabi ng Parangal at the KIA Theater on December 29.
Here is the route of this year's parade: