1980 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1980 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 1980
Official website website
Best Picture Taga Sa Panahon
Most awards Taga Sa Panahon, Langis at Tubig, Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo and Brutal (2)
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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.[1]


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[edit]


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2] Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3]

Best Film Best Director
  • Taga Sa Panahon
  • Brutal
  • Langis at Tubig
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Dindo Fernando – Langis at Tubig
Best Sound Engineering Best Cinematography
Best Music Best Story
  • Danny L. Zialcita – Jose N. Carreon
Best Screenplay Best Child Performer
  • Jose N. Carreon – Taga sa Panahon

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
2 Taga Sa Panahon
Langis at Tubig
Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
1 Ang Panday
Kape't Gatas


Second Golden Age of Philippine film[edit]

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.[4]

Box Office gross[edit]

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


  1. ^ "THE 1980 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "ANG PANDAY" FILMFEST TOP GROSSER". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1980". Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1978". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ Kim, Youna (2012). Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self. Macmillan Publishers Limited: England. Print.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1979 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1981 Metro Manila Film Festival