In its Facebook page, MMFF
announced that the Kris-produced and starred movie was disqualified by the MMFF
executive committee for late filing of request of change of lead actor beyond the deadline.
The film, produced by Ten17P, will replace Kris Aquino's horror film '(K)ampon' as an official entry, the MMFF
announced in its Facebook page Tuesday.
, held every December, is by far the biggest money-making event in the industry.
The MMDA, through the MMFF
, backed last year's best picture winner as it competed in the international filmfest on April 14.
, which often feature commercial films with horror, love or comedy themes, aims to promote Filipino films every December during which movie fans get no foreign movie to watch.
has reportedly approved Kapamilya actress Bela Padilla as replacement for Nadine.
Dubbed as the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival, the second edition of MMFF
will be based on submitted finished films produced not earlier than Jan.
When was it that a new selection committee and, eventually, a different group of jurors were ordained to oversee the MMFF
? At the end of the festival, a vociferous call for non-intellectual films or 'good films' was called.
In past MMFF
editions, cinema operators have been reported to pullout festival entries that are doing poorly at the box office, despite the MMFF
ruling that no festival finalist will be removed from the cinemas during the first-week run of the 14-day film fest.
'Miss Lustre has begged off the project due to medical concerns and her resulting inability to perform her duties as an actress during the shoot up to the promotion of the film,' Viva co-founder Vincent Del Rosario said in a letter he wrote for the MMFF