1993 Metro Manila Film Festival

The 19th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1993.

1993 Metro Manila Film Festival
DateDecember 25, 1993 (1993-12-25) to January 3, 1994 (1994-01-03)
SiteManila
Highlights
Best PictureKung Mawawala Ka Pa
Most awardsMay Minamahal (9)

Reyna Films' Kung Mawawala Ka Pa and Star Cinema's May Minamahal shared top honors in the 1993 Metro Manila Film Festival. Kung Mawawala Ka Pa was awarded Best Picture and received seven other awards including the Best Actress for Dawn Zulueta among others. On the other hand, May Minamahal won nine awards including the Best Actor for the second consecutive time winner Aga Muhlach, Best Director for Jose Javier Reyes, Second Best Picture, and the coveted Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards among others.[1][2]

This year's festival was also the first to feature short films as part of their Short Film Endowment Program, which was organized in collaboration with Mowelfund Film Institute.

EntriesEdit

Title Starring Studio Director
Doring Dorobo: Hagupit ng Batas Eddie Garcia, Eddie Gutierrez, Boots Anson-Roa, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Paquito Diaz, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Ali Sotto, Dick Israel, & Vivian Foz LEA Productions Augusto Salvador
Gaano Kita Kamahal Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Tirso Cruz III, Daniel Fernando, Juan Rodrigo, Marita Zobel, Sylvia Sanchez, & Ali Sotto Pioneer Films Butch Perez
Inay Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Chanda Romero, Tommy Abuel, Tita Munoz, Orestes Ojeda, Caridad Sanchez, Louella de Cordova, Carol Dauden, Jaclyn Jose, & Melanie Marquez OWNI Films Artemio Marquez
Kung Mawawala Ka Pa Christopher de Leon, Dawn Zulueta, Sarah Jane Abad, Amy Austria, Pilar Pilapil Reyna Films Jose Mari Avellana
May Minamahal Aga Muhlach, Aiko Melendez, Boots Anson-Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, Aljon Jimenez, John Estrada, Agot Isidro, Liza Lorena, Marita Zonbel, Nikka Valencia, Claudine Barretto Star Cinema and Regal Films Jose Javier Reyes
Pusoy Dos Janno Gibbs, Dennis Padilla, Gelli de Belen, Leo Martinez, Mat Ranillo III, Jackie Aquino VIVA Films Jun Aristorenas

Short Film Endowment ProgramEdit

  • Anak Maynila - Nonoy Dadivas (6 min)
  • The Good Kisser of Manila - Joey Tam (14 min)
  • Isaak - Nick Deocampo (10 min)
  • Kamagong - Fruto Corre
  • Nene - Grace Amilbangsa
  • Kanlungan - Robert Quebral

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Winners and nomineesEdit

AwardsEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[4]

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
  • Romy Vitug - Kung Mawawala Ka Pa
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Sarah Jane Abad – Kung Mawawala Ka Pa
  • Augusto Salvador - Doring Dorobo: Hagupit ng Batas
Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Original Song Best Music
  • Kung Mawawala Ka Pa
Best Visual Effects Best Make-up
  • Bobby Pineda – Doring Dorobo: Hagupit ng Batas
  • Teresita Dominguez – Gaano Kita Kamahal
Best Sound Recording Best Float
  • Ramon Reyes - Kung Mawawala Ka Pa
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards Short Films
Anak Maynila - Dir. Nonoy Dadivas

Multiple awardsEdit

Awards Film
9 May Minamahal
8 Kung Mawawala Ka Pa
3 Doring Dorobo: Hagupit ng Batas

ControversiesEdit

Winners' list leakageEdit

During the "Gabi ng Parangal" held in the PICC Plenary Hall, December 27 of Monday night, a supposed leakage of the list of winners marred that year's awards presentation.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE 1993 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: AGA MUHLACH WINS ANEW; "KUNG MAWAWALA KA PA" BEST PICTURE". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ The Philippine Star. "1993 Metrofest Awards: The moment of truth". December 29, 1993. Newspaper Print.
  3. ^ "Short Film entries for '93 MM Film Festival bared." Manila Bulletin 10 December 1993: 1.
  4. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1993". Internet Movie Database.
  5. ^ "A scandal-free Metro Manila Filmfest". Philstar. Retrieved 2014-04-20.

External linksEdit

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