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Informal survey says young people support new MMFF

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JUST A THOUGHT: “True love isn’t only based on the things that two people go through together, but it is also based on how real and how hard two people work at loving each other.”

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STUDENT WRITERS SUPPORT MMFF 2016:If feedback among young people, ages 16 years old and above, were to be a gauge, the new, revitalized MMFF 2016 is off to a good start.

At an open forum held in UST Dec. 20, I asked the 300 participants of a journalism seminar if they were interested to watch the films taking part in the filmfest. The audience roared with unanimous approval.

I thought it was a good sign and congratulated the students, who came from various parts of the country for their enlightened state of mind. Some participants came from Angeles, Pampanga, Lipa, Batangas, Legazpi, Albay, and as far as Davao City.

The students, most of whom are finishing college, were participants in Inkblots, an annual, three-day journalism seminar sponsored by UST’s official student paper, “The Varsitarian.”

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THANK YOU, DINGDONG: I was their speaker in Feature Writing. As a bonus, we featured a mock press conference where the participants interviewed our special guest, Dingdong Dantes.

We thank Dingdong for having taken time to grace the event despite the fact that he had just emerged from taping his current top rater, “Alyas Robin Hood,” the night before.

The students said they were excited to watch all eight films in the new MMFF. They also welcomed the new artistic qualifications set by the present screening committee. They also said they hoped it would be for keeps.

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CHOOSE YOUR PICK: Just to refresh you, the eight films taking part in MMFF 2016 are “Sunday Beauty Queen” (reality film), “Kabisera” (family drama), “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2” (comedy), “Seklusyon” (horror), “Vince and Kath and James” (teen romance), “Oro” (action-drama), “Saving Sally” (romance), “Die Beautiful” (comedy).

Support the MMFF. Support the local movie industry. (NESTOR CUARTERO)

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