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Is the MMFF 2020 entry ‘Fangirl’ dominating the box-office of the digital film fest?

The said movie is directed by the blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone, starring Paulo Avelino (as himself) and Charlie Dizon (as Jane). 

As the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (2020) kicked off on Christmas Day, ‘Fangirl’ seemed to be a strong favorite.

This year’s MMFF is different compared to previous years because, considering the pandemic, the organizers decided to shift to digital platforms.

So for the first time, MMFF entries will not be screened in cinemas but online streaming platforms, like Upstream and GMovies, instead.

This year, there are ten entries but among these entries, it is ‘Fangirl’ that is currently making a buzz online.

The said movie is directed by the blockbuster director Antoinette Jadaone, starring Paulo Avelino (as himself) and Charlie Dizon (as Jane).

Even on its first day of screening, the film already received good reviews from netizens.

The hashtags #FanGirlMMFF, #CharlieDizon, and #PauloAvelino trended online as netizens expressed their amazement with the film.

They praised the movie for its unique plot and socially relevant message about idolatry so, it is highly recommended.

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Netizens also applauded Avelino and Dizon’s outstanding acting skills exhibited in the said film.

They noticed Dizon who is a fresh face in the local entertainment industry and envisioned her as a big star in the making.

Avelino and Dizon won for Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively for their performances.

However, as MMFF shifted online, piracy became more rampant. ABS-CBN’s film company Black Sheep discouraged illegal reproduction and distribution of the film.

Jadaone also reminded that there will be consequences for violators.

Jadaone expressed her gratitude to all of their supporters as her film garnered ticket sales that are beyond their expectations.

The stars Avelino and Dizon are also thankful for the reviews their movie is receiving.

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Fan Girl won for Best Picture as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay for Jadaone.

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