2017 Metro Manila Film Festival

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The 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is an annual film festival held in Manila. The festival, which runs from the 25th of December to the first week of January, focuses on locally-produced films. It is organized by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).


The MMFF was established in the year 1975, during which Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (Water the Thirsty Earth with Fog) by Augusto Buenaventura won the best film award.


During the course of the festival, no foreign movies are shown across the Philippines. Moreover, only films approved by the jurors of the MMFF will be shown. One of the festival highlights is the parade of floats during the opening of the festival. The floats, each one representing a movie entry for the festival, parade down Roxas Boulevard, while the stars for films ride on them. On the awards night, the Best Float award is also announced, together with the major acting awards.


For its 43rd year, MMFF imposed changes to the composition of the MMFF Executive Committee. They included more sectors of the film industry such as representatives from the academe, government, media, and private sector professionals. The festival committee also selected four scripts and four finished films to complete the Magic 8. The selection criteria were revised to reintroduce “commercial appeal/viability”.


The festival starts with the Parada ng mga Artista (Parade of the Stars) and culminates with Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night).



Films in Competition

Full-length Films

Title Starring Studio Director Genre
First batch
All of You Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay Quantum Films, MJM Productions Dan Villegas Romance, Comedy
Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach Star Cinema, Viva Films Joyce Bernal Action, Comedy
Meant to Beh Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment Chris Martinez Family, Comedy
Ang Panday Coco Martin CCM Productions, Star Cinema, Viva Films Rodel Nacianceno Action, Fantasy
Second batch
Deadma Walking Joross Gamboa, Edgar Allan Guzman T-Rex Entertainment Julius Alfonso Comedy, Drama, Musical
Haunted Forest Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal, Jon Lucas Regal Entertainment Ian Loreños Horror, Thriller
Ang Larawan Rachel Alejandro, Paulo Avelino, Joanna Ampil Culturtain Musicat Productions Loy Arcenas Musical
Siargao Erich Gonzales, Jericho Rosales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith Ten17 Productions Paul Soriano Romance, Drama



Short Films

  • ‘’Anino’’ - Chrox Productions
  • ‘’Anong Nangyari kay Nicanor Dante?’’ - EMJEI Films and Photographs
  • ‘’Black Market’’ - Lakan Media Creatives
  • ‘’Crab Mental’’ - Joaquin Bamba
  • ‘’Gunita’’ - Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Padawan Productions
  • ‘’Isang Gabi/One Night’’ - Lakan Media Creatives
  • ‘’Kinalimutan Natin ang mga Bata’’ - University of the Philippines Film Institute
  • ‘’Noel’’ - Go Motion Productions



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