1980 Metro Manila Film Festival
|1980 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||25 December 1980|
|Best Picture||Taga Sa Panahon|
|Most awards||Taga Sa Panahon, Langis at Tubig, Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo and Brutal (2)|
The 6th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1980.
Fernando Poe, Jr. had his first Panday film, the undisputed top grosser of the festival; Nora Aunor had two entries: Lino Brocka's Bona and Laurice Guillen's Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo; Vilma Santos came up with Danny Zialcita's Langis at Tubig; Amy Austria in Marilou Diaz-Abaya's Brutal. Other entries were Basag with Alma Moreno, Taga Sa Panahon with Christopher De Leon and Bembol Roco, and three comedy films: Tembong with Nino Muhlach, Kape't Gatas with Chiquito and Julie Vega, and Dang-Dong with Andrea Bautista (daughter of Ramon Revilla, Sr.).
The Festival's Best Picture was awarded to Premiere Productions' Taga sa Panahon. The awards were spread equally and the category for Best Child Performer was first introduced in this year received by Julie Vega.
|Title of Movie||Starring||Studio||Director|
|Taga sa Panahon||Christopher De Leon, Bembol Roco, Chanda Romero, Cherie Gil, Suzette Ranillo, Michael de Mesa||Augusto Buenaventura|
|Ang Panday||Fernando Poe, Jr., Liz Alindogan, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures, Bentot, Jr.||Ronwaldo Reyes|
|Brutal||Amy Austria, Gina Alajar and Jay Ilagan||Marilou Diaz-Abaya|
|Bona||Nora Aunor and Phillip Salvador||Lino Brocka|
|Basag||Mat Ranillo III, Vivian Velez and Alma Moreno||Van Ludor|
|Dang-Dong||Susan Valdez, Eddie Garcia, George Estregan and Andrea Bautista||Efren Pinon|
|Tembong||Nino Muhlach, Ricky Belmonte, Boots Anson-Roa, Azenth Briones and Eddie Garcia||J. Erastheo Navoa|
|Langis at Tubig||Vilma Santos, Dindo Fernando and Amy Austria||Danny L. Zialcita|
|Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo||Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Rollie Quizon||Laurice Guillen|
|Kape't Gatas||Chiquito and Julie Vega||Ric Santiago|
Winners and nominees
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Sound Engineering||Best Cinematography|
|Best Music||Best Story|
|Best Screenplay||Best Child Performer|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|2||Taga Sa Panahon|
|Langis at Tubig|
|Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo|
Second Golden Age of Philippine film
The period of the Philippine film's artistic accomplishment begins in 1975 (three years after Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law) and ending in the February 1986 People Power Revolution where Marcos lost his power. Nora Aunor's Bona and Himala in 1980 and 1982 respectively (both official entries of MMFF) achieves to represent the period where the accomplishments of two government institutions contributed to the emergence of New Cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. Her films are cinematically accomplished despite being politically engaged films, and the MMFF is able to make these films flourish during this period.
Box Office gross
|MMFF Entry||Gross Ticket Sales|
|Ang Panday||P 24.3 million*|
|Tembong||P 20.0 million|
|Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo||P 18.0 million|
|Langis at Tubig||P 16.5 million|
|Bona||P 16.0 million|
|Kape't Gatas||P 14.0 million|
|Dang-Dong||P 13.0 million|
|Brutal||P 12.3 million|
|Basag||P 11.7 million|
|Taga sa Panahon||P 9.5 million|
- "THE 1980 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "ANG PANDAY" FILMFEST TOP GROSSER". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1980". Internet Movie Database.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1978". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- Kim, Youna (2012). Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self. Macmillan Publishers Limited: England. Print.
1979 Metro Manila Film Festival
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1981 Metro Manila Film Festival