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Rolling out the digital red carpet for MMFF 2020

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The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) together with exclusive partner Globe, announced the much-awaited lineup of films for the 2020 MMFF  in a virtual event held via zoom, together with Dondon Monteverde of Sphere Entertainment, Inc. (UPSTREAM).

A wide mix of film genres will treat movie fans on Christmas Day as the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), albeit digital or available on-demand online, continues to provide entertainment in its 2020 edition.

Instead of the usual eight entries, the MMFF 2020 will showcase a diverse line-up of 10 movies, ranging from family drama, horror, action, thriller, romance, fantasy adventure to romantic comedy.

The 10 official entries are: Magikland, a fantasy adventure from Brightlight Productions; Coming Home, a family drama produced Maverick Films, ALV Films; The Missing, a horror film from Regal Entertainment; Tagpuan, a romance movie by Alternative Vision Cinema; Isa Pang Bahaghari, Heaven’s Best Entertainment’s family drama entry; Suarez, the Healing Priest, a biopic film produced by Viva Films and Sarangola Media; Mang Kepweng, Ang Lihim ng Bandang Itim, a comedy film by Cineko Productions; Pakboys Takusa, a comedy film by Viva Film; The Boy Foretold by the Stars, a romantic comedy film from Clerver Minds; and Fan Girl, a drama film produced by Black Sheep and Globe Studios.

But amid the challenges of the pandemic, with social distancing protocols still in place, one asks how the public can fully enjoy these films and recreate the wonderful tradition of the MMFF.

Thankfully, Filipinos from here and even abroad can recreate the wonderful tradition of watching these MMFF films, through the UPSTREAM video streaming platform/app provided by UPSTREAM and GMovies ticketing platform provided by Globe. 

“We are pleased with the lineup of films that we have for the 2020 MMFF. These excellent films made by top-caliber talents will surely bring cheer to Filipinos all over the world. Thank you to our partnership with Globe and UPSTREAM for making it possible to bring this cherished tradition to Filipino homes, here and abroad,” said MMDA Chairman and concurrent Chairman of MMFF Danilo Lim.

MMFF has inked a partnership with Globe as the exclusive presenter for this year’s festival. The partnership brings this year’s line-up of festival entries onto the UPSTREAM video streaming platform, the newest transactional video-on-demand (VOD) platform, where you can stream your favorite MMFF films from anywhere in the world. Tickets are affordably priced at P250 and can be purchased on Globe’s GMovies, the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing platform.

“We are grateful to MMFF for allowing us to recreate this well-loved Christmas tradition of enjoying the MMFF films. Through innovation, we are proud to say that we have elevated this event to a higher level of experience with the use of our GMovies ticketing and UPSTREAM’s video streaming platforms. Now, all Filipinos can watch this exciting MMFF lineup on a platform that revitalizes the local film industry,” said Albert de Larrazabal, Globe’s Chief Commercial Officer.  

“UPSTREAM is excited to bring these proudly Philippine-made 2020 MMFF film entries- which are truly some of the finest in the history of MMFF- to the international arena,” UPSTREAM partner Dondon Monteverde added.

All ten films of the 2020 MMFF will be made available by UPSTREAM via worldwide streaming from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7.


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