The 19th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1993.
|1993 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 1993to January 3, 1994|
|Best Picture||Kung Mawawala Ka Pa|
|Most awards||May 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.
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.
|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
Winners and nomineesEdit
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Art Direction||Best Cinematography|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Story||Best Screenplay|
|Best Original Song||Best Music|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Make-up|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Float|
|Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards||Short Films|
|Anak Maynila - Dir. Nonoy Dadivas|
|8||Kung Mawawala Ka Pa|
|3||Doring Dorobo: Hagupit ng Batas|
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.
- "THE 1993 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: AGA MUHLACH WINS ANEW; "KUNG MAWAWALA KA PA" BEST PICTURE". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- The Philippine Star. "1993 Metrofest Awards: The moment of truth". December 29, 1993. Newspaper Print.
- "Short Film entries for '93 MM Film Festival bared." Manila Bulletin 10 December 1993: 1.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1993". Internet Movie Database.
- "A scandal-free Metro Manila Filmfest". Philstar. Retrieved 2014-04-20.