The official entries of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2020 (MMFF) were revealed earlier today, November 24, 2020.
The yearly Christmas film festival will take place from December 25, 2020 to January 8, 2021.
Instead of the usual eight entries, ten films are competing in this year’s MMFF.
Three previously-announced entries are no longer part of the film festival.
These are Praybeyt Benjamin 3 starring Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi, Ang Mga Kuwento ni Mama Susan starring Joshua Garcia, and The Exorcism of my Siszums, starring Alex and Toni Gonzaga.
Here are the 10 official entries for the 2020 MMFF:
Starring: Jun Urbano, Migs Cuaderno, Joshua Eugenio, Jamir Zabarte, Dwight Gaston, Bibeth Orteza, Elijah Alejo, Princess Aliyah Rabara, Hailey Mendez, Kenken Nguyad
Director: Christian Acuna
Starring: Jinggoy Estrada, Sylvia Sanchez, Martin del Rosario, Edgar Allan Guzman, Shaira Diaz, Ariella Arida, Jake Ejercito
Genre: Family Drama
Director: Adolf Alix, Jr.
Starring: Ritz Azul, Joseph Marco, Miles Ocampo
Director: Easy Ferrer
Starring: Alfred Vargas, Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado
Genre: Romance drama
Director: Mac C. Alejandre
ISA PANG BAHAGHARI
Starring: Nora Aunor, Phillip Salvador, Michael De Mesa, Zanjoe Marudo, Joseph Marco, Sanya Lopez
Genre: Family drama
Director: Joel C. Lamangan
SUAREZ: THE HEALING PRIEST
Starring: John Arcilla, Allan Paule, Leo Martinez, Jin Macapagal
Director: Joven Tan
MANG KEPWENG: ANG LIHIM NG BANDANANG ITIM
Starring: Vhong Navarro, Benjie Paras, Ritz Azul, Ion Perez, Fumiya Sankai, Yamyam Gucong
Director: Topel Lee
Starring: Dennis Padilla, Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, Angelu de Leon, Maui Taylor, Ana Roces, Jerald Napoles
Director: Al Tantay
THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Starring: Adrian Lindayag, Keann Johnson
Genre: Boys Love
Director: Dolly Dulu
Starring: Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino
Genre: Coming-of-age drama
Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Because of the pandemic, the entries will not be shown in the cinemas. Instead, MMFF has partnered with the video-on-demand platform UPSTREAM to stream the films.
Viewers can avail of tickets using Globe’s platforms GMovies and GCash.