|1983 Metro Manila Film Festival
||25 December 1983
||Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag (6)
The 9th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1983. Only eight movies participated.
Cine Suerte's Karnal won the Best Picture and other four awards. The major individual awards, however, was garnered by Lea Productions' Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag including Best Actor and Best Actress for Anthony Alonzo and Coney Reyes respectively, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Willie Milan among others. Other awardees include the films Hot Property and Tengteng de Sarapen.
RVQ Productions' Tengteng de Sarapen was the top grosser of the festival.
|Title of Movie
||Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, Vic Silayan, Joel Torre and Cecille Castillo
|Tengteng De Sarapen
||Dolphy, Alma Moreno, Panchito, Jaypee de Guzman, Raoul Aragonn, Bayani Casimiro, Teroy de Guzman, Palito, Ben David, Rocco Montalban, Larry Silva, Allan Bautista, Max Vera
||Frank Gray, Jr.
|Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag
||Anthony Alonzo, Coney Reyes, Eddie Garcia, Perla Bautista, Alicia Alonzo
||Carmi Martin, Phillip Salvador, Dennis Roldan, Vic Diaz, Tony Santos, Sr.
|Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing
||Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado, Nora Aunor, Jaime Fabregas, Larry Lawrence
||Nino Muhlach, William Martinez, Susan Bautista, Panchito, Pepe Pimentel, Nanette Inventor, Manny Luna, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Bayani Casimiro, Jimmy Santos, Palito, Joaquin Fajardo, Fred Panopio
||J. Erastheo Navoa
||Lito Lapid, Connie Angeles, Chuck Biller, Cole Mackay, Paul Jones, Marlene Chavez, Brad Fletcher
|Over My Dead Body
||Tony Ferrer, Efren Reyes, Jr., Bembol Roco, Raoul Aragon, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Lolita Marquez
||Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
||Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag
||Teng Teng de Sarapen
During the awards night, many were surprised after Coney Reyes won the Best Actress award for the movie Bago Kumalat ang Dugo and Anthony Alonzo is given the Best Actor award for the same movie, besting acting greats Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, and Vic Silayan, who were all in the movie Karnal. In addition, juror's standards of giving Willie Milan the Best Director award against Lino Brocka is questioned.
Box Office gross