1989 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1989 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 1989
Official website website
Best Picture Imortal
Most awards Imortal (11)
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The 15th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1989.

Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon received top honors winning the Best Actress and Best Actor trophies in the 1989 Metro Manila Film Festival. Their movie on VIVA Films entitled Imortal wins the Best Picture award and eight more including Best Director for multi-awarded Eddie Garcia among others.

Seiko Films' Ang Bukas ay Akin won three awards while the Best Child Performer award went to Atong Redillas for the movie, Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki.[1][2]


Title of Movie Starring Studio Director
Imortal Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Cherie Gil, Liza Lorena, Tommy Abuel, Ricky Davao, Jaclyn Jose, Gelli de Belen, Roi Vinzon, Richard Reynoso, Raoul Aragonn VIVA Films Eddie Garcia
Ang Bukas ay Akin Gretchen Barretto, Jestoni Alarcon, Cherie Gil, Cesar Montano, Isabel Rivas Seiko Films Laurice Guillen
Tupang Itim Jess Lapid, Jr., Techie Agbayani, Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado, Jun Austria, Glaiza Herradura Joe Balagtas
Last Two Minutes Alvin Patrimonio, Paul Alvarez, Jerry Codinera, Roderick Paulate, Rene Requiestas, Ruffa Gutierrez, Carmina Villaroel, Aiko Melendez, Aljon Jimenez, Jeffrey Santos, Zoren Legaspi, Janice de Belen, Alice Dixson, Maricel Laxa & Benjie Paras Regal Films Mike Relon Makiling
Irosin: Pagputok ng Araw...Babaha ng Dugo! Anthony Alonzo, Aga Muhlach, Ricky Davao, Paquito Diaz, Chat Silayan, Monica Herrera, Philip Gamboa & Aurora Sevilla Augusto Buenaventura
Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki Ramon Revilla, Sr., Maria Isabel Lopez, Atong Redillas, Tina Godinez, Brylle Mondejar Carlo J. Caparas

Winners and nominees[edit]


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

Cesar Montano, Best Supporting Actor winner
Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
  • Elmer Manapul – Imortal
  • Romeo Vitug - Ang Bukas ay Akin
Best Sound Direction Best Music
  • Albert Rima - Ang Bukas ay Akin
  • George Canseco - Imortal
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Atong Redillas – Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki
  • Ike Jarlego, Jr. - Imortal
Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Original Song
  • George Canseco – Imortal

Special awards[edit]

Special Award D'Wonder Film's Pagputok ng Arawm Babaha ng Dugo sa Irosin
Posthumous Award for Film Service and Excellence Vic Silayan

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
11 Imortal
3 Ang Bukas ay Akin
1 Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki

Box Office gross[edit]

MMFF Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Last Two Minutes P 35.8 million*
Tupang Itim P 33.5 million
Ang Bukas ay Akin P 28 million
Imortal P 26.5 million
Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki P 24.2 million
Irosin: Pagputok ng Araw...Babaha ng Dugo! P 13.0 million


  1. ^ "THE 1989 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "IMORTAL" SWEEPS AWARDS". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  2. ^ The Philippine Star. "Metro Filmfest Winners". December 28, 1989. Newspaper Print.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1989". Internet Movie Database. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1988 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1990 Metro Manila Film Festival