Hey, everybody–Merry Christmas! What are your holiday plans? If you’re living in the Philippines, I hope you consider watching this year’s entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) because the 2016 line-up is pretty interesting. If you’ve been following the news, you’d have already known that “the usual suspects” are missing from the roster, and the films that made it to the cut offer a different “flavor” from what we’ve been served for years now.
Unfortunately, there are some cinemas who aren’t showing official MMFF entries in favor of those they’re sure will rake in money for them. I personally think this is unfair not only to the people involved in the films that qualified for this year’s festival, but also to the viewing public that’s been continuously shortchanged by being fed haphazardly done movies year after year after year.
If you’re of the same opinion, I encourage you to please please go to the cinemas, watch the films, and spread the word so that others may be interested to do the same. And because it’s Christmas–here’s a giveaway!
Watch this year’s Metro Manila Film Fest entries and get a chance
to win #romanceclass paperbacks!
I’m giving away the following titles + small gifts w/ the books:
[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”click”]Keep the Faith[/sg_popup] by Ana Tejano [ Synopsis ]
[sg_popup id=”2″ event=”click”]Settle the Score/Hustle Play[/sg_popup] by Tara Frejas [ Synopsis ]
[sg_popup id=”3″ event=”click”]Dare to Love[/sg_popup] by C.P. Santi [ Synopsis ]
How to join:
ONE | Watch at least two (2) films which have qualified for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Here is the official list:
TWO | Take a photo of your movie tickets and upload them on Twitter. In the caption, make sure to use the official hashtags of the movies you’ve seen, plus #MMFF2016. (Ex: “I’ve seen #SavingSally and #Seklusyon today! Both great films! #MMFF2016”)
IMPORTANT: Tag @tarafrejas in your tweets.
So basically it’s like this: Two films = two tickets = 1 tweet = 1 official entry
(Please, please, please be honest about this. I might have no way of knowing if you just nicked the tickets somewhere and took a picture, but please. Be honest.)
THREE | Individual points will be tallied and three lucky winners will announced on January 7, 2017. Winners will be contacted privately for prize distribution, hopefully by the week of January 9-13, 2017.
Disclaimer: I am in no way connected to the MMFF 2016 organizers or the people behind this year’s official entries. This giveaway was created purely out of the desire to support quality Filipino movies in the hope that they get more viewership and in the future help mold the minds of the masa.
If you want to support this cause, please feel free to share this post. I believe Mina V. Esguerra is also doing an ebook giveaway. See here.