We are known to have the grandest and longest Holiday celebration; however, with the current situation and #newnormal, the Holiday festivities will be a little different this year.
Filipinos still have much to look forward to, with new ways to enjoy the season. One of the best examples is the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), a longstanding and cherished Christmas tradition, which usually runs in cinemas from December 25 until the first weekend of January in the following year.
MMFF features a line-up of locally made films of different genres that is ideal for all members of the family to enjoy. Since cinemas are still closed to the public, MMFF organizer, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), is finding new ways to keep the holiday tradition alive, bringing the magic of the film festival to Filipinos here and abroad.
Recently, MMDA has inked a partnership with Globe Telecom as the exclusive presenter for this year’s MMFF. The partnership brings this year’s line-up of festival entries onto Upstream, the newest transactional video-on-demand (VOD) platform, where you can stream your favorite MMFF films from wherever you may be. Tickets will be affordably priced and can be purchased on GMovies, the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing platform partner of Upstream.
Sharing some photos from the Zoom Launch event.
During the launch event I attended a few days ago, it was shared that the ticket would cost around Php 250/movie. I think it is much more affordable, as this means the whole family can watch the movie versus, watching in the movie theaters where you have to pay for each family member (and then, there are pop corn, snacks and drinks).
I think it is a great move for Globe and MMDA to help local artists and film makers, while providing quality entertainment to the Filipino household. As a telco company that bridges content creators and content consumers, Globe supports battling anti-piracy to help protect the entertainment industry. With Globe’s #PlayItRight anti-piracy campaign, Filipinos are made aware of their responsibility to consume legal online content in respect and support of the works of filmmakers and entertainment content creators.
Let us all support this initiative. #PlayItRight
I sure missed going to the movie theaters.
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