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Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Metro Manila Film Festival
What is a festival? According to Google, it is:

*a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
*an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
*Another way of describing a Feast Day.

And what is a film festival? It is:

*a cinematic festival that features films (usually films produced during the past year)

Hmm. That's pretty vague and could very well describe the kinds of films that usually comprise the bi-annual Metro Manila Film Festival. It supposedly celebrates new Filipino films and shows them exclusively in local theaters.


I support the idea behind the festival. But not the process. Because the process is just insulting. It doesn't respect filmmakers (mainstream and independent) and it doesn't even require effort anymore.

I feel sad for the actors who are caught in between. And I feel angry at the committee people for not even trying to make an effort.

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posted by Jax @ 6:43:00 AM  
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