Keeping Up With Pinoy Christmas Traditions: UPSTREAM and GMovies Bring MMFF 2020 To You

Christmas day in the Philippines is traditionally bustling and busy, with a flurry of in homes, offices, restaurants, and shops on every corner. Children are dressed up to visit their godparents, and families and barkadas traipse outside the home to make merry. The cinemas have always been a popular holiday choice, with many lining up to watch the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries on premier day. In today’s world, though, some of these activities are put to a halt and families need to make do with activities at home as the next best thing. 

Fortunately, Globe is helping bring cherished Christmas traditions back to life through its various virtual events and experiences that bring the holiday cheer into Filipinos’ homes, starting with the MMFF. Using the newest video-on-demand platform, UPSTREAM, and online cinema ticketing platform, GMovies, movie buffs can now stream all 10 entries for this year’s MMFF at home, wherever they are in the world. Yes, you read that right — even Filipinos abroad can watch the festival entries and have a taste of home this Christmas. 

The online ticket selling for MMFF on GMovies is now open for Philippine residents, while those abroad can avail their tickets starting from December 18. Just visit to view the line-up of entries, click “View Details”, and pay via multiple options to book your tickets. 

Here are the 10 MMFF entries that you can reserve now on GMovies: Coming Home directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr, Magikland directed by Christian Acuña, Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim directed by Topel Lee, Isa Pang Bahaghari directed by Joel Lamangan, Tagpuan directed by McArthur Alejandre, Suarez the Healing Priest directed by Joven Tan, The Boy Foretold by the Stars directed by Dolly Dulu, Fan Girl directed by Antonette Jadaone, The Missing directed by Easy Ferrer, and Pakboys: Takusa directed by Al Tantay. 

Come December 25, Christmas day, you can already watch your chosen film/s under the “My Shows” on your GMovies account by tapping the "Stream now on UPSTREAM.” If you don’t have a GMovies account yet, you can create one now for free on the GMovies website or app. 

This Christmas, bring home the cherished Christmas tradition of MMFF with UPSTREAM and GMovies. For more information, visit the GMovies website at or follow GMovies on Facebook ( and Instagram (@GMovies). 

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