MMDA announces official entries for its first summer MMFF

After the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) revealed its first-ever Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) summer edition, the agency announced eight official entries for the film festival.

The eight were chosen from a record high of 33 film submissions, which included resubmissions from the December 2022 film festival.

The entries to the Summer MMFF 2023 are:

  1. Apag
    Producer: Center Stage Production
    Director: Brillante Mendoza
    Cast: Coco Martin, Lito Lapid, Jaclyn Jose, Gladys Reyes
    Genre: Crime Drama
  2. Singlebells
    Producer: TINCAN
    Director: Fifth Solomon
    Cast: Aljur Abrenica, Alex Gonzaga, Angeline Quinto
    Genre: Romantic Comedy
  3. About Us But Not About Us
    Producer: Octoberian Films, The Ideafirst Company, Quantum Films
    Director: Jun Robles Lana
    Cast: Romnick Sarmenta, Elijah Canlas
    Genre: Drama Thriller
  4. Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko
    Producer: Saranggola Media Productions, Inc.
    Director: Joven Tan
    Cast: RK Bagatsing, Meg Imperial
    Genre: Musical
  5. Unravel: A Swiss Side Love Story
    Producer: MAVX Productions Inc.
    Director: RC Delos Reyes
    Cast: Gerald Anderson, Kylie Padilla
    Genre: Drama
  6. Here Comes The Groom
    Producer: Quantum Films, CineKo Productions, Brightlight Productions
    Director: Chris Martinez
    Cast: Enchong Dee, Keempee De Leon, Awra Briguela, Xilohuette, Maris Racal, Kalad Karen
    Genre: Comedy
  7. Yung Libro Sa Napanuod Ko
    Producer: Viva Communications, Inc.
    Director: Bela Padilla
    Cast: Yoo Min-Gon, Bela Padilla
    Genre: Romance Drama
  8. Love You Long Time
    Producer: Studio Three Sixty Inc.
    Director: JP Habac
    Cast: Carlo Aquino, Eisel Serrano
    Genre: Romance

The Summer MMFF will run from April 8 to 18, in all cinemas nationwide, in partnership with the Cinema Exhibitors Association of the Philippines (CEAP).

The Parade of Stars will be held in Quezon City on April 2, while the Awards Night will happen on April 11 in the New Frontier Theater.

Proceeds from the film fest will go to a number of beneficiaries in the film industry including the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation Inc., the Motion Picture and Anti-Film Piracy Council, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and the Optical Media Board.

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