MMFF 2018 names first four official entries

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) — The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee (MMFF Execom) revealed on Friday afternoon that its selection committee has chosen the first four official entries to the annual Christmas movie screening and competition.

These are Viva Films and Star Cinema's "Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and the Perya" starring Vice Ganda; Viva Films' "Aurora" starring Anne Curtis; Quantum and MJM Films' "Girl in the Orange Dress" with Kim Chui, Jessie Mendiola and Jericho Rosales; and Mzet, APT and CCM Productions' "Popoy En Jack: The Puliscredibles" starring Vic Sotto and Coco Martin.

The film entries this year were evaluated based on the following criteria: 40 percent artistic excellence; 40 percent commercial appeal; 10 percent promotion of Filipino cultural and historical values; and 10 percent global appeal.

The next phase for the Full Length Feature category will be the finished film submission. The films with the duly accomplished application forms and complete requirements can be submitted to the MMFF Secretariat until September 2 for early birds, and until September 21 for the regular submission.

The remaining four slots as official entries shall be selected from all the submitted finished films to complete the eight official entries to the 2018 MMFF.