Get #HOOQdOnMMFF This Holiday Season

I've been invited to try HOOQ for the _nth timevideo-on-demand service in the Philippines but I have to decline because internet connection at home is terrible. We've been using pocket wifi though with another provider which is okay in the morning and becomes intermittent until we can no longer browse our websites in the evening. That is also why we love staying in hotels.

Anyhow, I learned about these short and animation film entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Hooq is now the exclusive presenter for the 41st MMFF and its New Wave Category, a partnership geared towards promoting quality Philippine entertainment. I would not want to miss these movies. I've been wanting to watch movies on HOOQ, I heard there are pretty nice Tagalog films. Watching reminds me of good old days when I was a little bonding with my auntie Charito. I'm glad the Supersurf50 all day internet provided better internet connection thus we were able to watch HooqdatMMFF last weekend.

HOOQ and MMFF have come together to address the growing needs of the digital natives through streaming and download of the finalists’ animation and short film entries. 

Started in 2010, MMFF New Wave category aims to give opportunity to independent filmmakers to showcase their entries and the chance to take home prize money that could potentially be used to fund future film projects. This year’s finalists were selected by a jury out of hundreds of national submissions which was then trimmed down to five finalists each.

One of my favorite is the short film, Daisy written and directed by Bryan Reyes of Colegio de San Lorenzo. An interesting story about a wife and mother Barbara and a Proxy Daisy robot who makes her life easier and even better. You'll be the judge what happened at the end of the story.

Ding Mangasyas (Tough Guys) is a story of two brothers who have had a lifelong love-hate relationship filled with violence. The film was directed by Justine Emmanuel Dizon and written by Jason Paul Laxamana of Kayumanggi Pictures.

Lapis tells about real stories of unemployment in the country, It also addresses the conflict of analog vs. digital artistry. Written and directed by Maricel Cariaga of Center Stage Productions, this is her third competition after UP POV 11 and Sinkwento International Film Festival, wherein she placed top 3 for both.    

Momento is a story of Teresita and Ronaldo and their 50th wedding anniversary. Later on Teresita will terrible discovery the darkest hour of their relationship.  Written and directed by Jan-Kyle Nieva of the UP Film Institute, Nieva states that he enjoys disturbing films and made this film to challenge himself into delving into a genre that he has not previously explored.

Mumu as the name implied is all about ghost story. A story of Kara who will be haunted by ghosts. Mumu is directed by Cheryl Tagyamon from UP Diliman, who also wrote the film. Mumu has thus far won 3rd place in the National Digital Arts Awards 2014 Motion Graphics Category for Students, and in the UP Film Institute’s Black Beret Film Festival it won the Audience Choice Award, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Performance.

These short films are available on Hooq and it means you can watch them anytime of the day, during office breaks, while stuck in the traffic of just before going to bed. They will be shown from December 17 to 24 at Glorietta 4, Robinsons Movie World Ermita and SM Megamall.  All ten entries will be available on HOOQ from December 18.

Aside from these short films, HOOQ has the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series, which includes close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival such as “Baler”, “Tanging Yaman”, “Mulawin the Movie, “Pedro Penduko” and many more. 

Here's a good news, if you haven't downloaded or register to Hooq, new users can enjoy a 30-day trial by signing up at Monthly subscription is available at only P149 to all Globe postpaid subscribers. You can also pay via credit card, or it comes free with Globe Home Broadband plans P1,299 and up.

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