What is the New Wave Feature Film?
The year 2010 marked a new era for the MMFF when it hosted the "Tribute to Independent Cinema", a non-competitive event for the Independent genre, which the Festival later called New Wave. Five independent films were screened in Robinson's Theater as a prelude to the MMFF opening on December 25, 2010.
By 2011, MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino, inspired by the continued popularity of independent films in the country and expressing his support to the genre, announced the addition of the New Wave Section to widen the scope of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
This year, the MMFF will continue the tradition of supporting independent films through a bigger, better and bolder New Wave Section.