The 2010 Metro Manila Filmfest will be officially launched by new MMDA Chairman Oscar Inocentes at the Gloria Maris in Greenhills on Friday, February 26. An appreciation dinner for the 2009 Metro Manila Filmfest will also be held to hand out cash awards to last December’s filmfest winners.
The first tranche of the share from the amusement tax rebate of six beneficiaries will also be distributed while new Optical Media Board Chairman Ronnie Ricketts will receive a plaque of commendation from the executive committee of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
As of presstime, the following performers are included in the night’s program of activities: Vandolph, Boy2 Quizon and Mar Lopez, Ogie Alcasid, Faith Cuneta, Juris, Say Alonso and Christine Larrazabal.
The cash awards will be handed out to the following:
Ang Panday winners:
Riot, Jay Santiago for best visual effects (P50,000)
Tanging Ikaw Lamang by Ogie Alcasid for best original theme song (P50,000)
Richard Somes for best production design (P50,000)Robert ‘Buboy’ Villar for best child performer (P50,000)
Phillip Salvador for best supporting actor (P50,000) /Senator Ramon ’Bong’ Revilla Jr. for best actor (P100,000) and
Best Picture (P800,000).
Mano Po 6 winners:
Von de Guzman for best musical score (P50,000)
Heart Evangelista for best supporting actress (P50,000);
Roy Iglesias for best screenplay (P100,000)
Director Joel Lamangan for best direction (P100,000)
Sharon Cuneta for best actress (P100,000 and
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award (P550,000).
I Love You, Goodbye winners:
Efren Jarlego and Manet Dayrit for best editing (P50,000)
Lee Briones-Meily for best cinematography (P50,000)
Vanessa Valdez, Kriz Gazmen and Anna Karenina Ramos
for best original story (P50,000) and
Second Best Picture (P550,000).
Ang Darling Kong Aswang winners:
Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong for best sound (P50,000) and Third Best Picture (P300,000).
Shake, Rattle & Roll 11 winner:
Noel Flores for best make-up (P50,000 cash prize).
The six beneficiaries of the rebate from the amusement tax during the two-week festival are the President’s social fund, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Optical Media Board, the MOWELFUND, the Film Academy of the Philippines and the Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council.
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