Feb 11
2012 MMFF-P LAUNCHED FEBRUARY 23 by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Sat, Feb 11, 2012

The 2012 Metro Manila Filmfest will be officially launched by MMDA Chairman Francis N. Tolentino at the roof deck of the EMAR Suites Event Hall on 1409 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong on Thursday, February 23.

An appreciation dinner for the 2011 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 five beneficiaries will also be distributed. The beneficiaries of the rebate from the amusement tax during the two-week festival are the MOWELFUND, the Film Academy of the Philippines, the Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council. the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Optical Media Board,

The new distribution of the amusement tax proceeds effective November 2010 is as follows:

Film Academy of the Philippines——————-20%
Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council————20%
Optical Media Board——————————5%
Film Development Council of the Philippines——–5%

Cash awards, meanwhile, will be handed out to the following:

Best Picture—Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story of Scenema Concepts International and Viva Films
Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award—Manila Kingpin
Quezon City Gender Sensitivity Award—My House Husband of OctoArts Films
2nd Best Picture—Enteng ng Ina Mo of Star Cinema and M-Zet Films
3rd Best Picture—Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 of Regal Entertainment Inc.
Best Director—Manila Kingpin
Best Actor—Dingdong Dantes (Segunda Mano)
Best Actress—Maricel Soriano ( Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)
Best Supporting Actor—John Regala (Manila Kingpin)
Best Supporting Actress—Eugene Domingo (My House Husband)
Best Child Performer—Bugoy Carino (Shake, Rattle & Roll 13)
Best Screenplay—Roy Iglesias and Rey Ventura (Manila Kingpin)
Best Story—Chris Martinez and Marlon Rivera (Shake, Rattle & Roll 13)
Best Cinematography—Carlo Mendoza (Manila Kingpin)
Best Original Theme Song—La Paloma by Ely Buendia (Manila Kingpin)
Best Musical Score—Jessie Lasaten (Manila Kingpin)
Best Editing—Jason Canapay and Ryan Orduna (Manila Kingpin)
Best Visual Effects—Riot Inc. (Panday 2)
Best Make-up—Florencia, Nicandro Medina and Jayver Flores (Enteng ng Ina Mo)
Best Float—Panday 2
Best Indie Film—Pintakasi
New Wave Best Actor—JM de Guzman (Pintakasi)
New Wave Best Actress—Isa Calzado (HIV)
New Wave Gender Sensitivity Award—HIV (feature length) Speechless of Miriam College
Best Student Films—Payaso (De La Salle Lipa) and Mate (Letran)
Special Special Jury Award—Biyahe ni Barbie (De la Salle St. Benilde)

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