Vice Ganda, Coco Martin return to Metro Manila Film Festival


Posted at Jul 08 2022 02:15 PM

MANILA -- They're back! 

Kapamilya superstars Vice Ganda and Coco Martin are set to return to Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this year with their respective film projects.

This was confirmed on Friday as MMFF revealed the first 4 official entries for the 48th year of the much-awaited annual film festival.

Martin will star in the film "Labyu with an Accent" opposite Jodi Sta. Maria for ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. It will be directed by Martin himself or Rodel Nacianceno in real life.

Meanwhile, Vice Ganda will star in the movie "Partners in Crime" which will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and will also star Ivana Alawi.

Below are the first four MMFF 2022 official entries based on script submissions:


1. LABYU WITH AN ACCENT (ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.) 

Director: Rodel P. Nacianceno
Writer: Patrick Valencia
Starring: Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria

2. NANANAHIMIK ANG GABI (Rein Entertainment Productions)

Director: Philip Louie King
Writer: Shugo Praico
Starring: Ian Veneracion, Mon Confiado and Heaven Peralejo

3. PARTNERS IN CRIME (ABS-CBN Film Production Inc.
& Viva Films)

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Writer: Enrico Santos
Starring: Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi


Director: Paul Soriano
Writer: Emma Villa
Starring: Joey de Leon and Toni Gonzaga
Vice Ganda's last MMFF entry was "The Mall, The Merrier" in 2019 with fellow "It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis. That same year, Martin starred in "3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon."