A total of fourteen screenplays were submitted to the executive committee of the 2007 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines to vie for the six slots for films to be shown beginning December 25 this year. Producers have up to June 18 to submit their screenplay entries for the second batch of three films which will start showing on January 1, 2008.
The 14 scripts were submitted last May 18, the deadline for the submission of entries for the six films to be included in the December 25 batch.
The winning screenplays of the six entries for the Dec. 25 showing will
be announced on June 8 while the three winning entries for the January 1 showing will be announced on June 28.
The 14 submitted screenplays are as follows:
Resiklo of Imus Productions Inc., starring Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. and Roxanne Guinoo, directed by Mark Javier Reyes;
Ang Anino of Ideal Concept and Violett Films, starring Gretchen Barretto or Assunta de Rossi or Katrina Halili or Angelica Panganiban and Deither Ocampo or Jericho Rosales or Marvin Agustin or Jay Manalo, directed by Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao;
Bahay Kubo of MAQ Productions, starring Maricel Soriano, Jennilyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, directed by Joel Lamangan;
Katas ng Saudi of Maverick Films Inc., starring Jinggoy Estrada and Lorna Tolentino, directed by Jose Javier Reyes;
Enteng Kabisote 4 of OctoArts Films, starring Vic Sotto and Kristine Hermosa, directed by Tony Reyes;
Mr. Housewife (Maybahay Ko) of OctoArts Films, starring Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos, directed by Wenn Deramas;
Babang Luksa of Reality and APT Entertainment, starring Ogie Alcasid, Keempee de Leon, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Ara Mina and Iza Calzado, directed by Erik Matti;
Buchikik of Red Sun Productions, starring Ogie Alcasid, Iza Calzado and Vina Morales, directed by Romy Suzara;
Dear Santa Clause of Regal Entertainment Inc., starring Maricel Soriano and Vhong Navarro, directed by Gilbert Perez;
Shake Rattle & Roll 9 of Regal Entertainment Inc., starring Manilyn Reynes, Roxanne Guinoo and Michelle Rikks in Christmas Tree episode, directed by Topel Lee/ Erich Gonzales, Patrick Garcia and John Pratts in Bangungot episode, directed by Mike Tuviera/ Nash Aguas and Matt Evans in Last Full Show episode, directed by Paul Daza.
Pinoy Super Kid (A Boy Scout Hero) of St. Peter’s House Productions, starring Pauleen Luna, Jiro Manio and Alfred Vargas, directed by Leonardo Q. Belen;
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo of Star Cinema-ABS-CBN, starring Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, directed by Jose Javier Reyes.
Daddy Ko si Mommy of Unitel Pictures, starring Michael V, Eula Valdes and Iza Calzado, directed by Mark Meily;
Cuaresma of X-Zone Entertainment, starring Dennis Trillo, Jiro Manio and Camille Pratts, directed by Lyle Nemenzo Sacris.
Last year, the Metro Filmfest started showing nine films simultaneously on Christmas Day. There was an obvious decline in the box-office during the second week of the filmfest starting on New Year’s Day. This was the main reason that the executive committee decided to break up the films into two batches.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is hereby reminding producers of these pertinent deadlines and dates:
June 18 (Mon), 5 p.m.—Deadline for the submission of notarized
application forms and screenplays for the 2nd batch
Up to June 8—Reading and selection of all the screenplays submitted
for the first batch
June 18 to June 28—Reading and selection of all the screenplays
submitted for the 2nd batch
June 8 (Fri)—Announcement of official entries for the 1st batch
June 28 (Thur)—Announcement of official entries for the 2nd batch
November 20 (Tue)—Deadline of submission of trailers of official entries.
December 3 (Mon)—Deadline of submission of finished film entries of
the 1st batch (Dec. 25 showing).
December 10 (Mon)—Deadline of submission of finished film entries of the 2nd batch (Jan.1 showing).
Deadline of submission of graded (timed) prints of entries for the 1st batch.
December 17 (Mon)—Deadline of submission of graded (timed) prints
of entries for the 2nd batch.
Submission of joint certfications with laboratories concerned that prints needed to service the theaters assigned to them shall be made available on time.
Submission of changes in the filmography charts, such as names of the leading performers and film genres.
December 17-21—Screening of the official entries by the Board of Jurors.
December 24—Parade of Stars in Metro Manila.
December 25, 2007 to January 7, 2008—Showing of official entries with first batch opening on Dec. 25 and second batch opening on January 1.
January 4, 2008—2007 MMFF-P awards night.