The Philippines annually held a cinema festival called the Metro Manila Film Festival. This year marks its 37th yearly tradition. The festival started with a joyous and colorful float parade of Filipino stars of the participating movie entries last December 24. This year, seven film entries bout for multiple awards.
The films were first showed in the cinemas on December 25 and will go on until the first week of January. As a tradition, Filipinos, together with their families watched the movies in cinemas all over Metro Manila. Different reviews, opinions and movie comparisons were made depending on one’s point of view. To whom the awards will be given this year has concluded last night at the Resorts World Performing Arts Theater.
The Winners of the 37th MMFF 2011 are as follows:
For the Acting Awards:
MMFF 2011 Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes (“Segunda Mano”)
Best Supporting Actor: John Regala (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)
MMFF 2011 Best Actress:Maricel Soriano (“Yesterday Today Tomorrow”)
Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo (“My Househusband”)
Best Child Performer: Bugoy Cariño (“Shake, Rattle & Roll 13?)
2011 MMFF Best Picture: Manila Kingpin The Asiong Salonga Story
2nd Best Picture: Enteng ng Ina Mo
3rd Best Picture: Shake Rattle & Roll 13
MMFF 2011 Best Director: Gary dela Cruz (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)
Best Float: “Ang Panday 2?
Best Production Design- “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best in Editing: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduna)
Best Festival Visual Effects: “Ang Panday 2? (Riot, Inc.)
Best Make-Up: “Enteng ng Ina Mo”
Best Cinematography: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (Carlo Mendoza)
Best Musical Score: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (Nonong Buencamino)
Best Sound Recording: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (Mike Idioma)
Best Festival Original Theme Song: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (“La Paloma” by Ely Buendia)
Best Story: “Shake, Rattle & Roll 13? (“Rain, Rain Go Away”)
Best Screenplay: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” (Roi Iglesias and Rey Ventura)
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Gender Sensitivity Award: “My Househusband”
Male Kutis Ganda Celebrity Award: Ryan Agoncillo
Female Kutis Ganda Celebrity Award: Ai Ai de las Alas
Celebrity Sexiest Appeal of the Night: ER Ejercito
Celebrity Sexiest Appeal of the Night: Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Male Face of the Night: Richard Gomez
Female Face of the Night: Iza Calzado
SMDC Most Glamorous Stars: Iza Calzado and Ryan Agoncillo
Posthumous Award for Excellence: Director/Choreographer Lito Calzado
Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Garcia
For those who have not seen any of the movies for this year’s festival, here are the list of the seven film entries.
1. Enteng ng Ina Mo!
Featured Stars : Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Nikki Valdez, Carlo Aquino, Amy Perez, Bing Loyzaga, Eugene Domingo, Xyriel Manabat, Jose Manalo, Ruby Rodriguez, Marvin Agustin, Lara Quigaman, Megan Young
Produced by : Star Cinema, OctoArts Films, M-Zet Films, APT Entertainment
2. My Househusband (Ikaw Na!)
Featured Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Eugene Domingo, Rocco Nacino, Miriam Quimbao, Francine Prieto
Produced by : OctoArts Films
3. Ang Panday 2
Featured Stars : Bong Revilla, Phillip Salvador, Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Eddie Garcia, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Robert “Buboy” Villar, Joshua Dionisio, Benjie Paras, Barbie Forteza, Jhake Vargas, Bea Binene, Alden Richards
Produced by : GMA Films, Imus Production
4. Segunda Mano
Featured Stars : Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban, Bangs Garcia, Jhong Hilario, Helen Gamboa
Produced by : Star Cinema, MJM Productions, Agosto Dos Pictures
5. Shake, Rattle & Roll 13
Featured Stars : Eugene Domingo, Kathryn Bernardo, Sam Concepcion, Maricar Reyes, Louise delos Reyes Jay Manalo
Produced by : Regal Entertainment Inc. & Regal Multimedia Inc.
6. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Featured Stars : Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Solenn Heussaff, Agot Isidro, Eula Caballero
Produced by : Regal Entertainment Inc.
7. Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Featured Stars : George “E.R” Estregan, Carla Abellana, Phillip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Yul Servo, Dennis Padilla
Produced by : VIVA Communications Inc. & Scenema Concept Int’l
Congratulations to all the winners! “Tangkilikin natin ang Pelikulang Pilipino”