Metro Manila Film Festival 2007 Official Entries

The 6 official entries for the 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25, 2007 have already been announced yesterday.

Vic Sotto and Kristine Hermosa will be up again against Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo for the box-office title.

Senator Bong Revilla's Imus Productions is back after a year of absence in the Metro Manila Film Festival, while Mother Lily Monteverde scored again with two entries.

Director-rivals Joel Lamangan and Jose Javier Reyes will be fighting again for the Best Director.

Here are the 6 official MMFF '07 entries (first batch):

Bahay Kubo - MAQ Production, starring Maricel Soriano, Yasmien Kurdi, Mark Herras and Marian Rivera , to be directed by Joel Lamangan
Enteng Kabisote 4 - OctoArts, starring Vic Sotto & Kristine Hermosa, directed by Tony Y. Reyes
Katas ng Saudi - Maverick Films, starring Jinggoy Estrada and Lorna Tolentino directed by Jose Javier Reyes
Resiklo - Imus Productions, starring Bong Revilla, Jennylyn Mercado, directed by Mark Reyes
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo - Star Cinema, starring Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, directed by Jose Javier Reyes
Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 - Regal Films
• 1ST Episode: Christmas Tree – John Prats & Nash Aguas directed by Paul Daza
• 2ND Episode: Bangungot – Dennis Trillo & Roxanne Guinoo directed by Mike Tuviera
• 3RD Episode: Engkanto – Katrina Halili, Melissa Ricks and Matt Evans directed by Topel Lee

The entries were very predictable. Even if you don't use the selection criteria by the festival committee, you could really guess during the submition process that those 6 will be part of the list.

Is there really a criteria being followed in selecting the entries? Why is it that sequels of previous MMFF entries always make it to the list? Is there such a little chance for new movies (which are not sequels) to be included?

I think, the best answer for that, is because those movies make more money, and the committee won't gamble to choose fresh movies and dare to sacrifice the "tried and tested" movie series.

Discarded screenplays:
Maverick Films; Reality/APT Entertainment – “Babang Luksa” starring Ogie Alcasid, Keempee de Leon, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Ara Mina, directed by Erik Matti

Regal Entertainment, Inc. – “Dear Santa Claus” starring Vhong Navarro, directed by Gilbert Perez

Octo Arts Films – “Mr. Housewife (May Bahay Ko) starring Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, directed by Wenn Deramas

Ideal Concepts/Violett Films – “Ang Anino” starring Gretchen Barretto or Assunta de Rossi or Katrina Halili & Diether Ocampo or Jericho Rosales or Marvin Agustin or Jay Manalo, directed by Edgardo Vinarao

Red Sun Productions- “Buchikik” starring Ogie Alcasid, Iza Calzado and Vina Morales,
directed by Romy V. Suzara

St. Peter’s House Productions – “Pinoy Super Kid _ A Boy Scout Hero” starring Pauleen Luna, Jiro Manio and Alfred Vargas, directed by Leonardo Q. Belen

Unitel Pictures “Daddy Ko si Mommy” starring Michael V, Eula Valdes and Iza Calzado, directed by Mark Meily

XZone Entertainment – “Cuaresma” starring Dennis Trillo, Jiro Manio and Camille Pratts, directed by Lyle Sacris

There will be another selection for three movies, which will form the second batch of official entries to be shown on January 01, 2008.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

0 Comment(s):

Post a Comment