The 17th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1991.
MRN Film International’s Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. romped away with eight awards in the 1991 Metro Manila Film Festival--- Best Picture, Best Actress (Nora Aunor); Best Director (Elwood Perez); Best Screenplay and Best Original Story (Ricky Lee); Best Film Editor (George Jarlego); Best Musical Score (Danny Tan) and Best Theme Song (Lucio San Pedro).
FLT Film International’s Juan Tamad at Mister Shooli sa Mongolian Barbeque (The Movie) received seven awards--- Best Actor (Eric Quizon); Best Supporting Actor (Leo Martinez); Best Cinematography (Johnny Arajo); Best Sound Recording (Gaudencio Barredo); Best Production Design (Edel Templonuevo); the festival’s Second Best Picture and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards.
Viva Films’ Darna had four awards--- Best Supporting Actress (Tetchie Agbayani); Best Make-up Artist (Cecille Baun); Best Visual Special Effects (Carlos Lacap); and the festival’s Third Best Picture. The Best Child Performer went to Aiza Seguerra for Regal Films’ Okay Ka Fairy Ko, The Movie.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
||Winners and nominees
||Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. (English: The Real Life of Pacita M.)
- Mayor Latigo: Alkalde ng Baras (Octoarts Films)
Contreras Gang (Moviestars Production)
Mongolian Barbecue: The Movie (FLT Films International)
Darna (VIVA Films)
Pakasalan mo ako (Regal Films)
Shake, Rattle & Roll III (Good Harvest Presentation)
Ilalaban Kita ng Patayan (Seiko Films)
||Eric Quizon (for Mongolian Barbecue: The Movie)
||Nora Aunor (for Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.)
|Best Supporting Actor
||Leo Martinez (for Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Movie)
|Best Supporting Actress
||Tetchie Agbayani (for Mongolian Barbecue: The Movie)
||Elwood Perez (for Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.)