MMFF 2021 8 Official Entries Revealed by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

After last year's decision to go fully-digital and online, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is set to return to traditional cinemas this year. In fact, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has revealed the eight official entries for this year's competition:

1. “A Hard Day”
Starring: Dingdong Dantes and John Arcilla 
Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo
Production: Viva Communications, Inc.

2.“Big Night”
Starring: Christian Bables
Directed by: Jun Robles Lana
Production: Cignal Entertainment, Ideafirst Company, Octobertrain Films, and Quantum Films

3. “Love At First Stream”
Starring: Anthony Jennings, Jeremiah Lisbo, Daniela Stranner, and Kaori Oinuma
Production: ABS CBN Films Productions, Kwentolabs, Inc.

4. “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether The Weather Is Fine)”
Starring: Daniel Padilla and Charo Santos 
Directed by: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Production: Cinematografica, Plan C, House on Fire, etc.

5. “Nelia”
Starring: WynWyn Marquez and Raymond Bagatsing 
Directed by: Lester Dimaranan
Production: A and Q Production Films

6. “Huwag Kang Lalabas”
Starring Kim Chiu, Beauty Gonzales, Aiko Melendes
Directed by: Adolf Alix Jr.

7. “The Exorsis”
Starring: Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga
Directed by: Fifth Solomon
Production: TinCan

8. “Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw”
Starring: Ken Chan and Rita Daniela
Directed by: Louie Ignacio
Production: Heaven’s Best Entertainment

The MMDA also disclosed that there was a total of 19 finished films that vied for the limited spots and that entries were chosen based on the following criteria: Artistic Excellence (40%), Commercial Appeal (40%), Filipino Sensibility (10%), and Global Appeal (10%).

This year's festival is set to run from December 25, 2021 to January 7, 2022.
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