This s aside from the controversy regarding the disqualification of "Honor Thy Father" the movie.
An open letter to the MMFF Executive Committee from the movie facebook page :
Honor Thy Father was not an MMFF entry when we accepted invitations to screen at international film festivals. You rejected our film in June and invited us to join MMFF in October.
You did not bring up HTF’s international screenings in the letter of disqualification you sent to us one day before the awarding ceremony.
You disqualified us because, according to you, we did not disclose to you HTF's screening as the Opening Film of CinemaOne Originals.
You are muddling the issue.
It must be hard being in your shoes right now. May we suggest that you do the right thing? Tell the truth. It’s not easy getting your story straight otherwise.
Dondon Monteverde and Erik Matti (Reality Entertainment)
John Lloyd Cruz (Co-Executive Producer)