Producers and possible participants in the 2011 MMFF-P have up to June 9 instead of May 31, 2011 to submit scripts of their entries with the names of the main cast and directors included.
The 2011 Metro Manila Filmfest was officially launched by MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino last March during the appreciation dinner where cash awards were handed out to last December’s filmfest winners was held at the roof deck of the EMAR Suites Event Hall on 1409 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong.
Shares from the amusement tax rebate of five beneficiaries were also distributed that same night. MOWELFUND received P1.5 million; the Film Academy of the Philippines and the Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council, P600,000 each; and the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Optical Media Board, P150,000 each.
The next MMFF-P will still have eight official entries.
The 2010 MMFF-P finally breached the half-billion-peso gross mark, finishing its two-week run with a P530 million gross income.
The first two highest grossers for 2010 were Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote (GMA Films/OctoArts Films/M-Zet Production Inc./APT Entertainment/Imus Productions Inc.), with P159 million, and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na ‘To!) (Star Cinema) with P157 million.
The gross takes of three other films are as follows: Dalaw (Star Cinema/CineMedia), P96 million; Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 (Regal Entertainment Inc.), P50 million; and RPG Metanoia (Star Cinema/ ambientmedia) , P28 million.
The three other entries—Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (Regal Entertainment Inc.), Rosario (Cinemabuhay International/Studio 5) and Father Jejemon (RVQ Productions)—together grossed a combined total of P40 million.
Your FEEDBACK can be posted at www.filmacademyphil.org/forum/