Quezon City council asks MMDA to turn over management of MMFF to " more qualified" film industry members
Will the quality of movies improve if the organizer is replaced?
Julie Aurelio of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the Quezon City Council has passed a resolution urging the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) "to let more qualified longtimers from the film industry manage the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)" because the agency is already too busy managing traffic, garbage and other public service concerns.
According to the report, part of the council's resolution read: "It is but proper that the MMDA be relieved of its task of organizing the MMFF, and transfer it again to the Mowelfund (Movie Workers Welfare Foundation) and the Film Academy of the Philippines, the people of which are more qualified to run the film fest because they are from the film industry themselves." While MMDA's predecessor, the Metro Manila Commission, used to oversee the film festival by tradition, "the function is not provided for in the present MMDA charter."
Among the councilors who authored the resolution also happened to be movie actors- Anjo Yllana, Roderick Paulate and Gian Sotto.
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