The Metro Manila Film Festival is not your ordinary Philippine Festival. This festival features local movies in every movie theaters in the country and vie for the best and blockbuster movie of the year. Also, this festival is geared to those people who love to watch movies and get a chance to see celebrities up close and personal.
Metro Manila Film Festival 2013
Metro Manila Film Festival is an annual event which is mostly held from December 25 to the first week of January, the next year. This year, it will be held as usual on December 25, 2013 (Wednesday) to January 4, 2014 (Saturday).
During the festival, no foreign movies will be featured in local movie houses in order to showcase locally produced films.
What is Metro Manila Film Festival?
The Metro Manila Film Festival is an annual festival which allows local movie industry to showcase its best entries as they compete by the end of the year. During the festival, no foreign movies are featured in order for Filipinos to support the local movies.
Main Attractions – Metro Manila Film Festival
MMFF Parade of the Stars
As the MMFF kick off, stars alights their magnificent float as they come in character and parade along the streets. This parade of floats has been a tradition for the past few years and has been considered as the highlight of the festival as fans brave the afternoon heat to see their favorite stars.
History of Metro Manila Film Festival
The Metro Manila Film Festival was first introduced in 1975. During these times and for the first two decades, the MMFF has served as the standard in choosing the greatest film of the year. And with this, it has captured the attention of many as the MMFF has been known for showcasing the greatest films in Philippine Cinema.
Now, the tradition has continued and has been a much awaited season for Filipino movie lovers all over the country. Featuring a number of great movies and a parade of stars that fans have been enjoying, the MMFF has grown to be a popular festival in time for the Christmas season.
Interesting Information about Metro Manila Film Festival
The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival which was held in 2012 holds the record for having the highest earnings among the past years as it hits 767 million pesos.
In 2011, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino announced the addition of the New Wave Section to widen the Scope of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Requirements must be submitted before October to qualify for the screening of official entries for the MMFF this December. Finalists will also be chosen on the same month and shall be featured in selected cinemas from December 18-23, 2013.
Heavy Traffic: With the float parade and long line of screaming fans, expect heavy traffic on the day itself. Also, some roads might be closed which shall be used as the route of the parade. So, better look for an alternative route before leaving your homes.
Rent a DVD: If you are not a fan of the local movies, better stock up on DVDs and enjoy movies at home as movie theaters will not be featuring foreign movies for at least 2-3 weeks.
Location: Nationwide. The Metro Manila Film Festival is featured in the whole country. Please visit your local movie theaters to see the entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival.
Date: The Metro Manila Film Festival is an annual event which starts from December 25 to the first week of January. This year, this event will be held as usual from December 25, 2013 (Wednesday) to January 4, 2014 (Saturday)