Eleven scripts were submitted to vie for eight slot in the 2011 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (Philippines) as the deadline for submission expired yesterday.
Prominent entries are Sen. Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla’s Panday, a film starringVic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas and a Robin Padilla starrer.
The calendar of activities for the 2011 MMFF-P sets the following schedules:
June 10 to June 16—Reading of scripts by the screening committee
June 17 (Friday)—Deliberation on the winning entries and announcement of selected scripts
June 24 (Friday)—Deadline for submission of rewritten final scripts of intended entries and submission of P500,000 performance bond to ensure that entries will be produced
July 18—Submission of detailed final filmographies and production charts
All other activities are already slated for November and December. These include:
Nov. 16—Deadline for submission of certification for a minimum of 80 trailers, five copies of poster and 3 DVDs of poster
Dec. 15—Deadline for submission of graded prints in 35 mm format
Dec. 16 to 18—Screening of official entries by the board of jurors
Dec. 18—Submission of joint certifications of producers and laboratories that the prints needed to service the theaters assigned to them shall be made available on time
Dec. 24—Parade of Stars
Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2012—Showing of official entries in Metro Manila and participating provincial cities
Dec. 27—Awards Night
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.
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