1988 Metro Manila Film Festival
The 14th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1988.
|1988 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 1988to January 3, 1989|
|Most awards||Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang (5)|
An unheralded and obscure movie, Patrolman was named the Best Picture in the 1988 Metro Manila Film Festival. The lead star, once unknown stuntman-actor Baldo Marro won the Best Actor award for his role as a dedicated policeman edging out the favored Christopher de Leon. Amy Austria won the Best Actress award for her convincing performance of a woman who led a life of crime in Bubbles: Ativan Gang. Other awardees include Best Director for Laurice Guillen, Best Supporting Actor for Dick Israel and Best Supporting Actress for Jacklyn Jose among others.
FPJ Productions' Agila ng Maynila was the festival's top grosser. Only six entries participated in the 10-day film festival.
Winners and nomineesEdit
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Art Direction||Best Cinematography|
|Best Sound Engineering||Best Musical Score|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Story||Best Screenplay|
|5||Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles – Enforcer: Ativan Gang|
|4||Magkano ang Iyong Dangal?|
"Best Director" controversyEdit
During the award-giving ceremony, stuntman and character actor-turned-filmmaker Baldo Marro won the Best Actor for Patrolman film, which also won him the Best Director award. In fact, he was not known before this. He bested prizewinning director Chito Roño of Itanong Mo sa Buwan in the division, sending uproar from well-meaning critics and regular local film observers. Nevertheless, the announced Best Director award goes to Laurice Guillen.
- Magsanoc, Letty (December 28, 1988). "Austria, Marro win top honors in Metro filmfest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. 8.
- "'Patrolman' is filmfest best picture". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. December 28, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
- "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- "A look at the past MMFF controversies". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
1987 Metro Manila Film Festival
| Metro Manila Film Festival
1989 Metro Manila Film Festival