The official entries of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2021 were revealed Friday, November 12, 2021.
The yearly Christmas film festival will take place from December 25, 2021 to January 8, 2022.
Unlike in 2020 wherein ten films made it to the festival, MMFF brings back the number of films to eight.
These movies will be screened in the cinemas as movie houses have gradually reopened on November 10, 2021.
In alphabetical order, here are the eight official entries to the MMFF 2021:
A Hard Day
Starring: Dingdong Dantes, John Arcilla
Genre: Action Drama
Producer: Viva Communications, Inc.
Director: Lawrence Fajardo
Starring: Christian Bables, John Arcilla
Producer: Cignal Entertainment, The Ideafirst Company, Octobertrain Films, and Quantum Films
Director: Jun Robles Lana
Huling Ulan Sa Tag-Araw
Starring: Rita Daniela, Ken Chan
Genre: Romance Comedy
Producer: Heaven’s Best Entertainment
Director: Louie Ignacio
Huwag Kang Lalabas
Starring: Kim Chiu, Jameson Blake, Beauty Gonzalez, Aiko Melendez
Genre: Horror Trilogy
Producer: Obra Cinema
Director: Adolf Alix, Jr.
Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine)
Starring: Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla
Producer: Cinematografica, Plan C, House on Fire, iWant TFC, Globe Studios, Black Sheep, Quantum Films, Inc., AAAND Company, Kawankawan Media, Weydemann Bros., CMB Films
Director: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Love At First Stream
Starring: Kaori Oinuma, Jeremiah Lisbo, Daniella Stranner, Anthony Jennings
Genre: Romance Comedy
Producer: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc and Kumu
Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Starring: Winwyn Marquez, Raymond Bagatsing
Genre: Suspense Drama
Producer: A and Q Production Films, Inc.
Director: Lester Dimaranan
Starring: Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga
Genre: Comedy Horror
Director: Fifth Solomon
ENTRIES THAT DID NOT MAKE IT
Meanwhile, PEP.ph obtained a list of the movies that were submitted for consideration for this year’s MMFF.
In alphabetical order, here are the other movies along with their respective producers that did not make it to the annual film festival.
Ang Huling Birheng Bakla sa Balat Lupa (Heaven’s Best Entertainment, Romance Comedy)
Caught In The Act (MPJ Entertainment Productions, Mystery Crime Adventure)
Deception (Borracho Film Production, Suspense Drama)
Huling Hibla (RVL Film Composition and Video Productions, Action Drama)
Ilocano Defenders 2: “War on Rape” (White Knight Productions Corp. and Tokogawa Global Corp., Action Drama)
Katips (Philstagers Films Presents, Musical Film)
Kuta (ECL Multimedia Productions, Horror Suspense)
Mudrasta (T-Rex Entertainment Productions, Inc., Drama)
My Stepmother’s Lover (ALV Films Limited Corp, Suspense Drama)
The Entitled (TINCAN, Comedy Romance)
To Russia With Love (MAVX Productions, Inc., Romantic Comedy)