MMFF to kick off with Parade of Stars on December 21


Posted at Nov 24 2022 01:05 PM

MANILA – This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is set to kick off with the traditional Parade of Stars featuring the stars of the movie entries aboard their respective creatively adorned floats.

In an announcement released on Thursday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the parade will be hosted by the local government of Quezon City, and will start from Welcome Rotonda-Quezon Avenue to Quezon Memorial Circle at 2 p.m. of December 21.

The MMDA added that the staging area for the floats of the eight official entries of the MMFF will be along E. Rodriguez to D. Tuazon, with traffic enforcers expected to assist on the sidelines throughout the route.

The entries for this year’s Christmas festival are the following: 

The selection committee, led by screen veteran Boots Anson-Rodrigo, arrived at the eight entries based on artistic excellence (40%), commercial appeal (40%), Filipino cultural values (10%), and global appeal (10%), according the group.

Now on its 48th edition, this year’s MMFF is themed “Balik Saya sa MMFF 2022.”

The 48th MMFF will be held from December 25 to January 7 in cinemas. Awardees will be recognized at the “Gabi ng Parangal” scheduled on December 27.

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