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Christmas MMFF lineup revealed, to be streamed via UPSTREAM

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) together with exclusive partner Globe, announced the much-awaited lineup of films for the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival in a presscon held via zoom, together with Dondon Monteverde of Sphere Entertainment, Inc. (UPSTREAM).

The 2020 MMFF official entries in different genres such as fantasy, drama, comedy, horror and romance, that every family member will enjoy include the following:

●        Coming Home
●        Fan Girl
●        Isa Pang Bahaghari
●        Magikland
●        Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim
●        PAKBOYS Takuya
●        Suarez: The Healing Priest
●        Tagpuan
●        The Boy Foretold by the Stars
●        The Missing

But amid the challenges of the pandemic, with social distancing protocols still in place, one asks how the public can fully enjoy these films and recreate the wonderful tradition of the MMFF.

Thankfully, Filipinos from here and even abroad can recreate the wonderful tradition of watching these MMFF films, through the UPSTREAM video streaming platform/app provided by UPSTREAM and GMovies ticketing platform provided by Globe. All ten films of the 2020 MMFF will be made available by UPSTREAM via streaming here and internationally from December 25, 2020 to January 7, 2021.

“We are pleased with the lineup of films that we have for the 2020 MMFF. These excellent films made by top caliber talents will surely bring cheer to Filipinos all over the world. Thank you to our partnership with Globe and UPSTREAM for making it possible to bring this cherished tradition to Filipino homes, here and abroad,” said MMDA Chairman and concurrent Chairman of MMFF Danilo Lim.

MMFF has inked a partnership with Globe as the exclusive presenter for this year’s festival. The partnership brings this year’s line-up of festival entries onto the UPSTREAM video streaming platform, the newest transactional video-on-demand (VOD) platform, where you can stream your favorite MMFF films from anywhere in the world. Tickets are affordably priced at P250 and can be purchased on Globe’s GMovies, the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing platform.

“We are grateful to MMFF for allowing us to recreate this well loved Christmas tradition of enjoying the MMFF films. Through innovation, we are proud to say that we have elevated this event to a higher level of experience with the use of our GMovies ticketing and UPSTREAM’s video streaming platforms. Now, all Filipinos can watch this exciting MMFF lineup on a platform that revitalizes the local film industry,” said Albert de Larrazabal, Globe’s Chief Commercial Officer.  

“UPSTREAM is excited to bring these proudly Philippine-made 2020 MMFF film entries- which are truly some of the finest in the history of MMFF- to the international arena,” UPSTREAM partner Dondon Monteverde added.

With Globe’s #PlayItRight campaign, UPSTREAM is likewise able to deliver a better viewing experience for customers while protecting the content creators’ intellectual property rights. The #PlayItRight campaign is the telco company’s anti-piracy advocacy that helps protect the entertainment industry from illegal streaming and content piracy.

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