Netizens rally to extend MMFF to January 7

With the hashtag #ExtendMMFF and the love for local quality films, netizens rallied online for the extension of what they call as the "revolutionary MMFF". 

Originally, the MMDA can only require moviehouses in Metro Manila to screen only the 8 festival entries until January 3rd or for a period of 10 days. But due to insistent public demand, the MMDA is considering extending the exclusive screening until January 7th, or back to the original festival period of 14 days. Nothing has been finalized yet as of this writing, except that 10 selected SM Cinemas committed for the extension. 

Here are some of the tweets. 

HOOQ in the MMFF

HOOQ, Asia's largest video-on-demand service, furthers its commitment in uplifting the quality of Filipino movies as it remained the exclusive presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival and its New Wave category. 

"In a year marked by big changes in the MMFF, we are proud to say that our full support for the premiere movie festival in the country has remained the same," said Jane Cruz- Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager. "We welcome another year of partnership with the Metro Manila Film Festival, and we are proud to be part of the festival as it takes brave new steps in focusing on quality films, fresh casting choices and new approaches to filmmaking. 

HOOQ likewise gave out its own set of awards for the Short Films category including Best Screenplay: Mitatang; Best Director: Jarell Serencio Mga Bituin sa Siyudad; Special Jury Prize for Manila Scream; and Best Picture for EJK. 

Ronnie Alonte and Rhian Ramos meanwhile, were recognized as the HOOQ Male and Female Celebrities of the Night for their stunning looks at the red carpet. 

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