After months of thorough and careful evaluation and deliberations, including a series of dialogues with different industry stakeholders, the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee now welcomes applicants for the much-anticipated annual film festival.
Based on the stated objectives of the 2017 MMFF to pursue both artistic excellence and audience appeal that can equate to more benefits to its target industry beneficiaries, it has been resolved that there will be two ways of entering this year’s MMFF for full-length feature.
1. SCRIPT SUBMISSION. 12 copies of the script plus a duly accomplished application form and complete requirements should be submitted to the MMFF Secretariat on or before 5 p.m. of June 15 at the MMFF Secretariat Office, 3rd Floor MMDA Auditorium Bldg., Orense St., EDSA Corner Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City. Application fee is Php 30k.
Out of all the submitted scripts, four official entries shall be selected. Announcement of which will be on June 30.
2. FINISHED FILMS. The finished film plus the duly accomplished application form and complete requirements can be submitted to the MMFF Secretariat until Oct. 2 for early birds with only Php 30k application fee; and the regular finished film submissions will be until Oct. 30 with a fee of Php 50k.
The remaining four slots as official entries will be selected from all the submitted finished films. Announcement for the remaining four will be on Nov. 17.
The deadline for the Short Film categorywill be on Sept. 1. Announcement for the eight official Short Film entries is on Sept. 29
Letters of intent of filmmakers and producers for joining this year’s MMFF should be given to the MMFF Secretariat on or before 5 p.m. tomorrow.
2017 MMFF Execom vision is to encourage submission of excellent films that will connect to a broader Filipino audience for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.