1975 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1975 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 21 September 1975
Official website website
Best Picture Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Most awards Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (6)
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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).[1]


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.[2]

Joseph Estrada, Best Actor winner

Best Film Best Director
  • Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa – JE Productions
    • Batu-Bato sa Langit – NV Productions (3rd)
  • Augusto Buenaventura – Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Vic Silayan – Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
  • Luciano Carlos – Batu-Bato sa Langit
  • Nonong Rasca – Kapitan Kilas
Best Sound Best Editing
  • Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
  • Edgardo Vinarao – Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Best Music Best Story
  • Ophelia San Juan – Kapitan Kulas

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
6 Diligin mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
4 Batu-Bato sa Langit
2 Kapitan Kulas
1 Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi

Box Office gross[edit]

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


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1976 Metro Manila Film Festival