The Execom came up with this partial, official list after an evaluation made by their selection panel prior only to script submitted.
"Our selection committee had a difficult time choosing given the quality of films. We have to thank them for their exhaustive and thorough deliberations," MMFF Executive Committee Chairman Tim Orbos said.
Movies are chosen out of 26 entries submitted that varies from commercial to indie with the following criteria:
- 40% artistic excellence;
- 40% commercial appeal;
- 10% promotion of Filipino cultural and historical values
- 10% global appeal.
The remaining four slots will be announced on November 17 prior to submission of finished outputs.
Here is the official roster of the first four films for MMFF 2017:
Director: Rodel Nacianceno
Producer:CCM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS,Inc.
Lead Actor: Coco Martin
ALMOST IS NOT ENOUGH
Director: Dan Villegas
Producers: QUANTUM & MJM PRODUCTIONS
Lead Actors: Jennylyn Mercado & Jericho Rosales
Director: Joyce A. Bernal
Producers: STAR CINEMA & VIVA FILMS
Lead Actors: Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla & Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
LOVE TRAPS #Family Goals
Director: Antonio Y. Reyes
Producer: OCTO ARTS FILMS
Lead Actors: Vic Sotto & Dawn Zulueta
Source: MMFF 2017
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