NOEL FERRER: Nagde-deliberate ang Selection Committee ng MMFF hanggang 10 kagabi, November 16, pagkatapos mapanood ang naunang 4 official entries sa Starmall.
Kaya walang katotohanan ang mga naglabasang advancers or spoilers or leak.
Unahin na natin ang mga members ng Selection committee na pareho lang sa script at finished film submissions.
The official entries were selected based on the following criteria: artistic excellence (40%), commercial viability (40%), promotion of Filipino cultural and historical values (10%) and global appeal (10%).
The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Selection Committee National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera with members Atty. Alu Dorotan, Alanna Yulde (Cinema 2000), Bing Advincula (Robinsons Movieworld), award-winning directors Maryo J. de los Reyes and Mel Chionglo, Gordon Ting (Vista Cinema), award-winning writer Roy Iglesias, MTRCB Representative Consoliza Laguardia, and producer Jessie Ejercito.
Hindi matatawaran ang kanilang kredibilidad at integridad ng mga namili.
Ilan sa mga maagang dumating sa Club Filipino para sa announcement at presentation ng 8 official entries ng MMFF 2017 ay ang grupo ng pelikulang Larawan at Dedma Walking.
MMFF EXECOM and Selection Committee members