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Statement


MMDA/MMFF
January 10, 2024

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) concurs with the statement issued by the Film Development Council on the Summer MMFF and the Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

Chairman Don Artes stands by his statements during the presscon saying , “Ako po ay humihingi ng paumanhin dahil hindi na po kami magsa-Summer, ang Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Dahil gusto po naming mag-concentrate sa 50th edition natin. Pero marami din naman po tayong activities na naka-line up.
“Nag-usap ho kami ng FDCP sa pangunguna ni Chair Tirso Cruz III. Na kung puwede instead na Summer MMFF ay magkaroon ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino para ma-sustain po natin yung momentum.
“At kami po sa MMFF ay nag-offer ng tulong kung sakaling magko-conduct po ang FDCP ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.”

This statement is aimed to put an end to the issue and relieve the pressure from FDCP brought about by misinterpretation of what Atty. Artes said during the presscon.