Forum on MMFF 2017 fracas

Months before the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which is held annually in December, controversies have once again erupted over the first batch of entries for its 2017 edition.

This year, the rules committee has decided to divide the selection process of the eight entries into two: based on screenplays and finished films.

Last Friday’s announcement of the first four entries, which were chosen based on submitted scripts, led to another dispute, made more contentious by the resignation of three executive committee members: Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala (on June 12), Roland Tolentino (June 30) and Ricky Lee (July 1).

The Inquirer asked various industry insiders to weigh in on the ragi…

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