2022 Metro Manila Film Festival

The 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is the 48th edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival held in Metro Manila and throughout the Philippines. It is being organized by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters (excluding IMAX and 4D theaters).

2022 Metro Manila Film Festival
48th Metro Manila Film Festival
2022 Metro Manila Film Festival logo.png
No. of films8
Festival dateDecember 25, 2022 (2022-12-25) to January 7, 2023 (2023-01-07)
MMFF chronology
49th ed.


Feature filmsEdit

The following was the criteria used in determining the final 8 entries:[1]

  Artistic excellence (40%)
  Commercial appeal (40%)
  Filipino cultural sensibility (10%)
  Global appeal (10%)

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executive Committee announced the first four official entries in July 2022 which were entered as script submissions.[2] The last four entries was announced after the submission period for finished films ended on September 30, 2022.[1][3]

On October 20, 2022, the last four films was announced by MMFF Executive Committee. These four additional films are finished films selected within the record high of 22 films that were submitted. Now on its 48th edition, this year theme is "Balik Saya sa MMFF 2022".[4]

Title Starring Production company Director/s Genre
First Batch
Labyu with an Accent Coco Martin, Jodi Sta. Maria ABS-CBN Film Productions and CCM Creatives Rodel Nacianceno Romance, Comedy
Nanahimik ang Gabi Ian Veneracion, Heaven Peralejo, Mon Confiado Rein Entertainment Philippines Shugo Praico Horror, Thriller, Action
Partners in Crime Vice Ganda, Ivana Alawi ABS-CBN Film Productions and Viva Films Cathy Garcia-Molina Action, Comedy
My Teacher Toni Gonzaga, Joey de Leon TEN17P, DepEd Entertainment and APT Entertainment Paul Soriano Drama, Family
Second Batch
Deleter Nadine Lustre, Louise delos Reyes, McCoy de Leon, Jeffrey Hidalgo Viva Films Mikhail Red Techno-horror, Psychological thriller
Family Matters Noel Trinidad, Liza Lorena Cineko Productions, Inc. Nuel Naval Drama, Family
Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Edu Manzano, Aljur Abrenica, Paolo Gumabao Borracho Film Production and Viva Films Lester Dimaranan Action, Drama
My Father, Myself Dimples Romana, Sean de Guzman, Jake Cuenca 3:16 Media Network and Regal Entertainment Joel Lamangan Drama

Parade of StarsEdit

2022 Parade of Stars route
  Parade route map from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
The My Teacher float at the Parade of Stars

The Parade of Stars, the traditional motorcade of floats featuring the eight official entries, for the 2022 MMFF was held in Quezon City on December 21, 2022. The route traversed Quezon Avenue from Welcome Rotonda to the Quezon Memorial Circle.[5] The route is 7.36 kilometers (4.57 mi) long.[6][7] The parade ended on Quezon Memorial Circle.


2022 Metro Manila Film Festival
Gabi ng Parangal
DateDecember 27, 2022 (2022-12-27)
SiteNew Frontier Theater, Quezon City
Hosted byGiselle Sanchez, Cindy Miranda, and BB Gandanghari
Best PictureDeleter
Best DirectionMikhail Red
Best ActorIan Veneracion
(Nanahimik ang Gabi)
Best ActressNadine Lustre
Most awardsDeleter (7)
Television coverage
ChannelOne PH[8]

The Gabi ng Parangal (transl. Awards Night) of the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival was held at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City on December 27, 2022.[9]

Viva Live was the producer of the program which was hosted by Giselle Sanchez, Cindy Miranda, and BB Gandanghari.[10]

The criteria for judging was based on a definition by Eddie Romero, National Artist for film. Jurors underwent a secret vote but were briefed on the Romero criteria and the MMFF Executive Committee tallied the votes.[11]

The board of jurors include: Laurice Guillen (head), Jose Arturo Garcia (cochair), Tirso Cruz III (Film Development Council of the Philippines chair), Dan Fernandez, Raquel Villavicencio, Ino Manalo, Alex Cortez, Noah Tonga, Victor Pablo Trinidad and Lucky Blanco.[11]

Major awardsEdit

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ( ). Nominations are also listed if applicable.[8][12][13]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Production Design Best Editing
Best Sound Best Original Theme Song
Best Musical Score Best Visual Effects
Best Child Performer Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence Best Float
Special Jury Prize Gender Sensitivity Award

Other awardsEdit

Multiple awardsEdit

Awards Film
7 Deleter
5 Nanahimik ang Gabi
Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told
3 My Father, Myself

Multiple nominationsEdit

Nominations Film
13 Nanahimik ang Gabi
12 Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told
11 Deleter
10 My Father, Myself
6 Family Matters
4 My Teacher
2 Partners in Crime

Box office grossEdit

MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes stated that the eight entries of 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival reaches a combined box office gross of ₱500 million during the official run of the film festival, with the actual box office gross figure deemed "acceptable in the industry practice". The top four grossing films in alphabetical order was also released namely: Deleter, Family Matters, Labyu with an Accent, and Partners in Crime. He added that the inaugural edition of Metro Manila Summer Film Festival starting April 8, 2023.[15]


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  2. ^ "MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2022". Rappler. July 8, 2022. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "MMFF unveils first four entries for 2022". CNN Philippines. July 8, 2022. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  4. ^ "Complete MMFF 2022 lineup announced". ABS CBN News. October 20, 2022. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "MMFF 2022 to hold 'Parade of Stars' on Dec. 21". CNN Philippines. November 24, 2022. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "MMDA releases 'Parade of Stars' route on Dec. 21". Manila Bulletin. November 24, 2022. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Policarpio, Allan (December 24, 2022). "MMFF Parade of Stars restores semblance of normalcy". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 25, 2022.
  8. ^ a b c "Full List: Winners, MMFF 2022 awards night". The Summit Express. Retrieved December 27, 2022.
  9. ^ "Manila filmfest parade of stars set for December 21". Manila Standard. November 24, 2022. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Gabinete, Jojo (December 24, 2022). "BB Gandanghari, kaabang-abang ang mga pasabog sa Gabi ng Parangal ng MMFF 2022" [BB Gandanghari, other surprises highly anticipated at the Awards Night (Gabi ng Parangal) of MMFF 2022]. PEP.ph (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved December 25, 2022.
  11. ^ a b Cruz, Marinel (January 13, 2023). "MMDA Chair Artes: 'Family Matters' snub not due to MMFF Execom meddling". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  12. ^ Purnell, Kristoffer (December 27, 2022). "'Deleter,' 'Nanahimik Ang Gabi,' and 'Mamasapano' win big at MMFF 2022". The Philippine Star. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  13. ^ Dumaual, Mario (December 28, 2022). "MMFF belatedly announces Special Jury Prize for action movie entry". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  14. ^ "Vilma Santos, kikilalanin ang ambag sa industriya sa MMFF 2022 Gabi Ng Parangal" [Vilma Santos, know her contributions to the industry at the MMFF 2022 Awards Night (Gabi Ng Parangal)]. PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. December 25, 2022. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  15. ^ Sadongdong, Martin (January 9, 2022). "MMFF 2022 reaches P500M gross sales; summer film fest slated in April". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
Preceded by Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
2023 Metro Manila Film Festival