- The 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival will push through via online streaming
- The ten official entries have been revealed with film genre ranging from horror, rom-com to family drama
- MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said they hope the annual film festival will help Pinoys feel the Christmas season even amid the pandemic
Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival with push through. This time, it will follow the new normal and will even allow Pinoys all over the world to enjoy it as it will be streamed online via UPSTREAM PH.
The first official entry is “MAGIKLAND” which is a fantasy-adventure film and is produced by the late veteran filmmaker Peque Gallaga.
Second entry is “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 and is directed by Adolf Alix, Jr.
Third entry is “THE MISSING” and is the only horror film this year. It stars Ritz Azul, Joseph Marco, Miles Ocampo under the direction of Easy Ferrer.
Fourth entry is “TAGPUAN” which will bring in romance and drama. Under the direction of McArthur Alejandre, its lead actors are Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado and Alfred Vargas.
Fifth on the list is “ISA PANG BAHAGHARI,” another 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.
Sixth entry is “MANG KEPWENG: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim,” which is a comedy film starring Vhong Navarro and Barbie Imperial.
Seventh entry is another comedy entitled “PA
KBOYS: TAKUSA,” starring seasoned comedians Dennis Padilla, Andrew E. and Janno Gibbs, inder the direction of Al Tantay.
The Eighth film is “SUAREZ: THE HEALING PRIEST”; a biopic of the late Fr. Fernando Suarez to be portrayed by John Arcilla.
Ninth on the list is “THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS” which follows the popular BL (Boys Love) trend. It stars Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson and directed by Dolly Dulu.
Lastly, “FANGIRL” is a coming-of-age drama starring Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino and is directed by blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone.