MMDA plans to revise MMFF rules next year

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2012 07:32 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2012 04:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino is planning to revise the rules of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for next year.

In an interview on ANC’s “Headstart” on Wednesday, Tolentino said the new rules could require animation films and independent films as entries.

He added they are also studying the possibility of having online voting to help determine the festival's winners.

“After this filmfest, I intend to form a group that will revisit the rules. Matagal na po itong rules -- provide a section for animation, provide a provision for an online voting, provide for the posible entry of indie films in the commercial run and make the judging more open,” he said.

Tolentino also revealed that he added a number of civilians from various sectors to help judge in this year's festival.

“I failed to mention this -- for this year’s judging, I included a bus driver, a house wife, a public high school student from Mandaluyong, an OFW and one from the Muslim community,” said Tolentino. -- ANC