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    10 official entries for MMFF 2020 bared: how to watch online

    MANILA, Philippines – The complete list of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 official entries has been revealed, all available online through streaming beginning Christmas Day, December 25.

    10 official entries for MMFF 2020 bared: how to watch online

    Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual MMFF will still push through. Pinoy movie fanatics will get to enjoy this year's MMFF offerings following the new normal.

    SEE ALSO: How to buy ticket, watch MMFF 2020 on mobile, laptop or TV

    The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim earlier said that the annual showcase of Filipino movies will continue because they wish for Pinoys to still feel the Christmas season amid the health crisis. This time, they will cater to a much bigger audience as they try to reach Filipinos all over the world by offering the movies via digital screening.

    “The film industry continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 but it should not dampen the Filipinos’ spirit of watching Filipino movies during the Christmas season. This year, we are bringing the MMFF tradition in every Filipino home not just here in the country but all over the world via digital screening for the first time,” he said.

    Lim added that the Parade of Stars and “Gabi ng Parangal,” MMFF traditions, will also be streamed online.

    Here are the 10 official entries for MMFF 2020

    1. MAGIKLAND

    The film, a fantasy-adventure genre, was produced by the late veteran filmmaker Peque Gallaga. It was directed by Christian Acuna and includes Antoinette Jadaone, Irene Villamor, Rod C. Marmol, Pat Apura, and Devein Baltazar as scriptwriters.


    2. COMING HOME

    A family drama film with lead stars Sylvia Sanchez and Jinggoy Estrada. It also includes Martin del Rosario, Edgar Allan Guzman, Shaira Diaz, Ariella Arida, Jake Ejercito. The movie is directed by Adolf Alix, Jr.


    3. THE MISSING

    This is the only horror film this year. It stars Ritz Azul, Joseph Marco, Miles Ocampo under the direction of Easy Ferrer.


    4. TAGPUAN

    A romance-drama directed by McArthur Alejandre. Lead actors are Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado and Alfred Vargas.


    5. ISA PANG BAHAGHARI

    A family drama film starring veteran actors Nora Aunor, Phillip Salvador and Michael De Mesa. It also stars Zanjoe Marudo, Joseph Marco and Sanya Lopez. The film is directed by Joel C. Lamangan.


    6. MANG KEPWENG: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim

    Following the other Mang Kepweng films, it will bring laughter with adventure and fantasy to its viewers. This time, Vhong Navarro pairs with Barbie Imperial.


    7. PAKBOYS: TAKUSA

    Another comedy film starring Dennis Padilla, Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, Angelu de Leon, Maui Taylor, Ana Roces, Jerald Napoles. It is under the direction of Al Tantay.

    8. SUAREZ: THE HEALING PRIEST

    This is a biopic of the late Fr. Fernando Suarez to be portrayed by John Arcilla. It is directed by Joven Tan.


    9. THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS

    This romantic-comedy film follows the popular BL or Boys Love trend. It stars Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson and directed by Dolly Dulu.


    10. FANGIRL

    The film is a coming-of-age drama where a teen girl meets her celebrity crush and learns about his flaws. The film stars Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino and is directed by blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone.


    NOTE: The first three films announced earlier, such a “Praybeyt Benjamin,” “Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan” and “The Exorcism of Siszum,” backed out from the festival citing multiple reasons, according to MMFF.

    The yearly Christmas film festival will take place from December 25, 2020 to January 8, 2021.

    How to watch MMFF 2020 online?

    MMFF has partnered with Globe and Upstream to deliver streaming of 10 official entries.

    Viewers can purchase virtual tickets through Globe's GMovies, at the cost of P250 per film. Payment options are GCash, credit or debit card, Globe mobile load or over the counter (ECPay).

    Watch the film via video-on-demand platform Upstream (www.upstream.ph).

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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