1982 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1982 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 1982
Official website website
Best Picture Himala
Most awards Himala (9)
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The 8th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1982.

ECP's Himala captured nine awards in the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival including the Best Picture, Best Director for Ishmael Bernal and Best Actress for Nora Aunor among others. The film also emerged the top grosser of the festival edging FPJ Productions' Ang Panday...Ikatlong Yugto.[1]


Title of Movie Starring Studio Director
Himala Nora Aunor, Spanky Manikan, Gigi Duenas, Amable Quiambao, Vangie Labalan, Veronica Panlileo, Peng Medina Experimental Cinema of the Philippines Ishmael Bernal
Ang Panday...Ikatlong Yugto Fernando Poe, Jr., Criselda 'Dang' Cecilio, Lito Anzures, Bentot, Jr. FPJ Productions Ronwaldo Reyes
Moral Lorna Tolentino, Gina Alajar, Sandy Andolong, Anna Marin Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Tulisan ng Pasong Musang Ramon Revilla, Susan Valdez, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz, Alicia Alonzo, Johnny Wilson, Janice Jurado Efren Pinon
The Cute, The Sexy n' The Tiny Bering Labra, Pia Moran and Weng Weng, Dencio Padilla, Beth Sandoval and Bonnie De Jesus Pablo Vergara and Eddie Nicart
Tatlo Silang Tatay Ko Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Susan Bautista, Panchito, Dely Atay-Atayan, Ike Lozada, German Moreno and Nino Muhlach J. Erastheo Navoa
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Snooky Serna, Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Robert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Marissa Delgado, Raul Aragon, Alicia Alonzo, Mila Ocampo, Johnny Wilson, Joel Alano, Aiko Melendez, Kristine Garcia Elwood Perez
Maguindanao Mohamad Faizal, Rhoy Flores, Rex Lapid, Charlie Davao, Philip Gamboa, Laarni Enriquez, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Dick Israel, Tony Carrion, Joaquin Fajardo, Willy Dado, Amay Bisaya, Max Alvarado Diego Cagahastian
Haplos Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Rio Locsin, Delia Razon, J. Eddie Infante, Rez Cortez, Juan Rodrigo Antonio Jose Perez
Desire Charito Solis, John Saxon, Techie Agbayani, Judith Chapman, Mark Gil Eddie Romero

Winners and nominees[edit]


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

Nora Aunor, Best Actress winner.
Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Sound Engineering Best Cinematography
Best Editing Best Music
  • Ike Jarlego, Jr. and Ben Pelayo – Himala
Best Art Direction Best Screenplay
  • Raquel Villavicencio – Himala

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
9 Himala
1 Moral
Ang Panday: Ikatlong Yugto


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 are 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.[3]

Box Office gross[edit]

MMFF Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Himala P 20.5 million*
Ang Panday... Ikatlong Yugto P 18.4 million
Tatlo Silang Tatay Ko P 13 million
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town P 12.0 million
Moral P 11.0 million
The Cute, The Sexy n' The Tiny P 10.0 million
Tulisan ng Pasong Musang P 7.7 million
Magindanao P 6.0 million
Haplos P 5.0 million
Desire P 4.8 million


  1. ^ "THE 1982 METRO MANILA FILMFEST: "HIMALA", NORA AUNOR TOP FILMFEST". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1982". Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ Kim, Youna (2012). Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self. Macmillan Publishers Limited: England. Print.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1981 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1983 Metro Manila Film Festival