Indies Head 2010 MMFF Parade
Written and photographed
By Jude Bautista
A new float was added in 2010 that wasn’t there in previous years. It may have been the first time the largely mass based audience of the Metro Manila Film Fest got to see the faces of independent film makers. The yearly MMFF now on its 36th year parade could not be more commercial and celebrity driven. And the Indies’ float headed the whole parade.
Adolf Alix’s “Presa”, starring Anita Linda won Best Picture in the Independent Category of the 36th MMFF. Other cast members include: Jodi Sta. Maria, Rosana Roces, Perla Bautista, Liza Lorena, Angeli Bayani and many more. Jonah Lim’s “Nasaan Si Hefte” has qualified for an Italian film fest.
According to the official facebook website: “SENIOR YEAR” will have its theatrical run on March 9, 2011 in SM Cinemas nationwide. It will then have its INTERNATIONAL premiere at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival on March 20, 2011.
The following is a list of films in the Category:
“Rindido” by Noriel Jarito stars: Chanel La Torre, Banjo Romero and Vic Tiro.
“Nasaan Si Hefte?” by Jonah Lim stars: Darryl Wesley Shaw, Anna Luna, Gina Lumauig, Rommel Luna, Keneth Dave Go, Patrick Villanueva, Betty Uy-Regala and Ezekiel Gersin
“Slow Fade” by Rommel Sales stars: Diether Ocampo, Precious Lara Quigaman, Archi Adamos, Jaime Fabregas, Alcris Galura, German Moreno, Alwyn Uytingco and Perry Escano
“Presa” by Adolf Alix stars: Anita Linda, Tetchie Agbayani, Perla Bautista, Angeli Bayani, Ina Feleo, Liza Lorena, Cherry Madrigal, Daria Ramirez, Jodi Sta. Maria, Rosanna Roces
“Senior Year” by Jerrold Tarog stars: Che Ramos, LJ Moreno, RJ Ledesma, Ina Feleo, Arnold Reyes, Ramon Bautista, Dimples Romana, Aaron Balana, Celina Peñaflorida, Eric Marquez, Rossanne de Boda, Nikita Conwi, Daniel Lumain, Mary Lojo, Sheila Bulanhagui, Francez Bunda, Daniel Medrana