1975 Metro Manila Film Festival
|1975 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||21 September 1975|
|Best Picture||Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa|
|Most awards||Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (6)|
The 1st Metro Manila Film Festival, also known then as the 1975 Metropolitan Film Festival, was held on September 21, 1975 in Manila to commemorate the third anniversary of the continuation of Martial Law.
The film Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa received most of the 1975 awards, winning six major awards including the Best Film and Best Actor for Joseph Estrada. Batu-Bato sa Langit and Kapitan Kulas came in second and third respectively. The feature film Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi won one award, Best Acress for Charito Solis.
Nora Aunor's entry, NV Productions' Batu-Bato sa Langit (directed by Luciano B. Carlos), won as 3rd Best Picture. Vilma Santos, on the other hand, gave a notable performance in Roma Films' Karugtong ang Kahapon.
That time, Aunor and Santos were at their peak of their careers: their lives and the movies they made were being followed closely, compared, watched, praised, and scrutinized by both fans and critics. Their storied and fierce rivalry dominated the Philippine movie industry for years. In fact, one could argue that even to this day, a Filipino movie fan is either a Noranian (Nora Aunor's fans) or a Vilmanian (Vilma Santos' fans).
|Title of Movie||Starring||Studio||Director|
|Alat!||Tony Ferrer, George Estregan, Chanda Romero, Suzanne Gonzales||Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions||Pierre Salas|
|Araw-Araw Gabi-Gabi||Charito Solis, Tony Santos Sr., Rosanna Ortiz, Dindo Fernando||Premiere Productions||Danilo Cabreira|
|Batu Bato sa Langit (Ang tamaa'y huwag magagalit...)||Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Nida Blanca||N.V. Productions||Luciano B. Carlos|
|Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa||Joseph Estrada, Gloria Diaz||JE Productions||Augusto Buenaventura|
|Kapitan Kulas||Ramon Revilla, Sr., Elizabeth Oropesa, Helen Gamboa, Walter Navarro||Lea Productions||Romy Suzara|
|Karugtong Ang Kahapon||Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez||Roma Films||Fely Crisostomo|
|Postcards from China||Dante Rivero, Boots Anson-Roa, Pilar Pilapil||Lyra Ventures||Cesar Gallardo|
|Siya'y Umalis, Siya'y Dumating||Marlene Dauden, Nestor de Villa||Mirick Films||Mitos Villarreal|
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Screenplay||Best Cinematography|
|Best Sound||Best Editing|
|Best Music||Best Story|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|6||Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa|
|4||Batu-Bato sa Langit|
Box Office gross
|MMFF Entry||Gross Ticket Sales|
|Batu-Bato sa Langit (Ang Tamaa'y Huwag Magagalit!)||P 10.9 million*|
|Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa||P 10.3 million|
|Kapitan Kulas||P 8.0 million|
|Siya'y Umalis, Siya'y Dumating||P 7.0 million|
|Postcards From China||P 6.0 million|
|Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi||P 5.0 million|
|Karugtong ang Kahapon||P 4.5 million|
|Alat||P 4.0 million|
- "THE 1975 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: ESTRADA, SOLIS TOP AWARDEES". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1975". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
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