Producers planning to submit screenplay entries for this year’s Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (Philippines) have now more than a month before the May 23 deadline.
This reminder was issued by the executive committee of the 2012 MMFF-P as it also reiterated the requirements a producer must submit to qualify a film as entry to the annual Christmas film festival.
The requirements are as follows:
–A letter of intent from the producer regarding his/her intention to participate in the MMFFP 2012.
–A notarized form of application to participate. (Forms are available from the MMFFP secretariat of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the two major producers’ organizations.)
–Entry fee of P30,000 for a screenplay. This will be non-refundable even if the entry will not be chosen.
–The film producing outfit’s Securities and Exchange Commission registration, Department of Trade and Industry and Bureau of Investments papers.
–Written confirmation of the stars and directors as proof that they are participating in the film.
–Fourteen (14) copies of the screenplay.
–Notarized affidavit of the producer to attest to the following:
a) That the screenplay has never been submitted to any other film festival.
b) That the producer conforms with the rules and regulations governing the 2012 MMFFP with an understanding that he/she shall produce the movie based on the submitted screenplay, filmography and notarized form of application to participate once selected by the Selection Committee.
As decided by the Execom, eight films will be shown simultaneously starting from Christmas Day for this year’s MMFF-P.
All entries and their P30,000 filing fees must be submitted on or before May 23 (Wednesday) at the MMFF-P Secretariat, First Floor, MMDA Building, EDSA corner Orense St., Guadalupe, Makati City.
The other deadlines and pertinent schedules are as follows:
May 24 to May 31—reading of scripts and selection of entries
June 1—final deliberation and announcement of final entries
June 13—deadline for submission of final version of screenplays and payment of P500,000 performance bond
July 2—submission of detailed final filmography charts
November 16—deadline for submission of a minimum of 80 trailers; five posters and 3 DVD copies of the poster
December 15—deadline for submission of graded (timed) prints in 35 mm format
December 18—submission of joint certifications with laboratories concerned that prints needed to service the theaters assigned to them shall be made available on time
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