MMFF names first 4 official entries for 2020; 'Praybeyt Benjamin 3' confirmed

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Posted at Jul 17 2020 06:16 PM | Updated as of Jul 17 2020 06:25 PM

A new "Praybeyt Benjamin" movie from Vice Ganda and a new horror-comedy from the Gonzaga sisters are among the first four official entries of this year's MMFF. Instagram

MANILA -- It appears this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is still pushing through, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the movie industry in general, with cinemas remaining closed and restrictions forced on those who want to begin filming again. 

This, after the organizers of the MMFF announced this Friday the first four entries for the 2020 edition. 

Based on script submissions, these include a pair of comedies from Vice Ganda and celebrity sisters Alex and Toni Gonzaga, a Regal Films horror movie starring Joshua Garcia, and what is billed to be a big-budget animated, fantasy epic titled "Magikland." 

You can check them out on the post below:

 

The announcement is the first bit of news from the MMFF organizers, since they confirmed the cancellation of what would have been the first summer edition of the annual film festival due to COVID-19.