The annual event that puts a spotlight on Philippine cinema is launching its global edition titled Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) on November 2.
The MIFF launch will take place at the Directors Guild of America in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA, Rappler reported.
For the MIFF launch, three entries from the inaugural summer edition of the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival, which was held in April, will be screened.
Following its launch, the MIFF will also screen the eight 2023 MMFF entries in Los Angeles in late January 2024.
The first four entries were selected based on script submissions alone, while the remaining four entries will be selected from finished film submissions.
According to MIFF, the international screening of the MMFF 2023 entries will run for four days in Los Angeles. Final dates have yet to be announced.
Additionally, the international edition of the festival will also have an opening premiere and awards gala. Stars and filmmakers from the eight entries will also be invited to attend the Hollywood edition of MMFF.