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:
Producer: Center Stage Production
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Cast: Coco Martin, Lito Lapid, Jaclyn Jose, Gladys Reyes
Genre: Crime Drama
Director: Fifth Solomon
Cast: Aljur Abrenica, Alex Gonzaga, Angeline Quinto
Genre: Romantic Comedy
- 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
- Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko
Producer: Saranggola Media Productions, Inc.
Director: Joven Tan
Cast: RK Bagatsing, Meg Imperial
- Unravel: A Swiss Side Love Story
Producer: MAVX Productions Inc.
Director: RC Delos Reyes
Cast: Gerald Anderson, Kylie Padilla
- 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
- Yung Libro Sa Napanuod Ko
Producer: Viva Communications, Inc.
Director: Bela Padilla
Cast: Yoo Min-Gon, Bela Padilla
Genre: Romance Drama
- Love You Long Time
Producer: Studio Three Sixty Inc.
Director: JP Habac
Cast: Carlo Aquino, Eisel Serrano
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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