Feb 28
40TH MMFF-P LAUNCHING ON MARCH 5 by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Feb 28, 2014

The 40th Metropolitan Manila Film Festival for December 2014 will be launched on Wednesday, March 5 at Club Filipino, San Juan City. An appreciation dinner for last year’s filmfest will also be held which will include the giving of cash awards to last December’s filmfest winners.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will also give the first tranche of the last filmfest’s amusement tax rebate to the beneficiaries which include the Film Academy of the Philippines.

This comes under the shadow of a complaint by the Academy that the share of the beneficiaries was short of P82 million for the period 2002 to 2008 according to the Commission on Audit. The Academy has sought an explanation from the MMDA about this but the two agencies have not yet started a dialogue.

The winners in last year’s filmfest awards night—which was held at the Meralco theater on Dec. 27, 2013—that will receive the cash awards are the following:

Best Picture
10,000 Hours
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy (2nd Best Picture)
My Little Bossings (3rd Best Picture)

Best Director Bb Joyce Bernal (10,000 Hours)
Best Actor Robin Padilla (10,000 Hours)
Best Actress Maricel Soriano (Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy)
Best Supporting Actor Pen Medina (10,000 Hours)
Best Supporting Actress Aiza Seguerra (My Little Bossings)
Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award 10,000 Hours
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence 10,000 Hours
Best Screenplay Ryllah Epifania Benco & Keiko Aquino (10,000 Hours)
Best Original Story Ryllah Benco & Keiko SAquino (10,000 Hours)
Gender Sensitivity Award Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
Best Cinematography Marissa Floirendo (10,000 Hours)
Best Editor Marya Ignacio (10,000 Hours)
Best Production Design 10,000 Hours
Best Visual Effects 10,000 Hours
Best Make-up Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay
Original Theme Song My Little Bossings – Jan K. Ilacad
Best Musical Score Teresa Barrozo (10,000 Hours)
Best Sound Engineer Emmanuel Clemente (10,000 Hours)
Best Child Performer Ryzza Mae Dizon (My Little Bossings)
Youth Choice Award Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay
Best Float Boy Golden Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story

New Wave Category

Full-Length Category
Best Picture Dukit
Best Director Armando Lao – Dukit
Best Actor Wilfredo Layug, Bor Ocampo, Bambalito Lacap – Dukit
Best Actress Agot Isidro – Mga Anino ng Kahapon
Most Gender Sensitivity Award Island Dreams
Special Jury Prize Mga Anino ng Kahapon

New Wave Student Short Film
Special Jury Prize – NoFilter
Most Gender-Sensitive Film – Hintayin Mo sa Seq. 24

Animation
Best Picture – Kaleh and Mbaki
Special Jury Prize – Ang Lalong ni Kulakog


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