MMFF 2012 Official Entries announced

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*updated on Oct. 25*

MMFF 2012's 8 Official Entries have been announced today, June 16, 2012.

It's going to be an exciting 38th Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF 2012 this December as it features 8 official entries, which star SuperStar Nora Aunor, Phenomenal Box Office Star Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Cristine Reyes and the so-called MMFF Kings and Queens Vic Sotto, Bong Revilla, Judy Ann Santos, Ai-Ai delas Alas and Kris Aquino.

Angel Locsin, who previously had 4 consecutive MMFF movies (2003 to 2006) when she was still a Kapuso star, is making a grand comeback in MMFF 2012 after 6 years, the first time since she became a Kapamilya.

Meanwhile, Vice Ganda, whose 2011 movie "Praybeyt Benjamin" is currently the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time, will be making his MMFF debut via the Star Cinema-Viva entry "Sisteraka" co-starring with Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai delas Alas.

Here are the MMFF 2012's 8 official entries:

"EL PRESIDENTE" (action, Scenema Concept)
Starring: Jeorge Estregan aka ER Ejercito, Cristine Reyes, Cesar Montano and Nora Aunor
Directed by: Mark Meily

"ONE MORE TRY" (romance-drama, Star Cinema)
Starring: Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo
Directed by: Ruel S. Bayani

"SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL 14" (horror, Regal Entertainment)
'The Lost Command' Episode: Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Martin Escudero, Ella Cruz, Makisig Morales, AJ Dee
'The Unwanted' Episode: Vhong Navarro, Lovi Poe
Also Starring are Carlo Aquino, Albie Casiño, Solenn Heussaff, Chokoleit, Herbert Bautista, Ariel Ureta, Eric Tai, Gerald Pesigan and Janice De Belen
Directed by: Chito S. Roño

"SI AGIMAT, SI ENTENG AT AKO" (action-fantasy, OctoArts Films, M-Zet, APT Entertainment, Imus Productions, GMA Films)
Starring: Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., Vic Sotto, Judy Ann Santos, Sam Pinto, John Lapus, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Jillian Ward, Osang Soliven, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Yassi Pressman
Directed by: Tony Y. Reyes

"SISTERAKA" (comedy, Star Cinema, Viva Films)
Starring: Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, DJ Durano
Directed by: Wenn Deramas

"SOSY PROBLEMS" (previously titled "Coño Problems") (comedy, GMA Films)
Starring: Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heussaff, Bianca King, Aljur Abrenica, Mikael Daez, Tim Yap and Ruffa Gutierrez
Directed by: Andoy Ranay

"THE STRANGERS" (horror-suspense, Quantum Films)
Starring: Jake Cuenca, Enchong Dee, Julia Montes, Enrique Gil, Jaime Fabregas and Cherry Pie Picache
Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo

"THY WOMB" (CenterStage Productions, Solar Films)
Starring: Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, Mercedes Cabral
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza



Selected as an official entry but was later withdrawn:

"MGA KUWENTO NI LOLA BASYANG" (family adventure, Unitel Pictures / Studio5)
with Christine Bellen as Lola Basyang
Episode 1: 'Pedrong Walang Takot'
Starring: Edgar Allan Guzman, Iza Calzado, Paolo Contis, Rufa Mae Quinto and Richard Gomez
Directed by: Mark Meily
Episode
2: 'Mariang Alimango'

Episode 2: Alex Gonzaga, Sid Lucero, Sam Concepcion and Zsa Zsa Padilla
Directed by: Chris Martinez

The other 6 submitted films (which failed to make it as official entries) were:

"BEN TAMBLING" (Scenema Concept)
Starring: Jerico Ejercito, Kris Bernal and Camille Prats
Directed by: Joven Tan

"DEATH MARCH" (Deus Lux Mea Films)
Starring: Cesar Montano, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Abalos and Angel Aquino
Directed by: Adolfo Alix Jr.

"JUAN DELA CRUZ" (CineMedia)
Starring: Coco Martin, Maja Salvador, Jake Cuenca and Albert Martinez
Directed by: Richard Somes

"MY PRINCE CHARMING" (Deus Lux Mea Films)
Starring: Iza Calzado and Mario Maurer
Directed by: Adolfo Alix Jr.

"TUHOG" (Star Cinema, Quantum Films)
Starring: Eugene Domingo, Jake Cuenca, Enchong Dee, Robert Arevalo
Directed by: Veronica Velasco

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