25th Metro Manila Film Festival

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1999 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 1999
Official website website
Best Picture Muro Ami
Most awards Muro Ami (13)
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The 25th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in Manila, Philippines starting December 25.

Once again, GMA Films received most of the awards for the film Muro Ami, which won thirteen awards in the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival including the Best Picture, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards and Best Director for second consecutive time winner Marilou Diaz-Abaya among others. Meanwhile, Viva Films' Bulaklak ng Maynila received five awards including the Best Actor for fifth-time winner Christopher de Leon, Best Actress for Elizabeth Oropesa and the Second Best Picture Award. The Third Best Picture Award goes to Regal Films' Sa Piling ng mga Aswang while the Best Float during the festival's parade goes to Millennium Films' Pepeng Agimat.[1][2]


Title of Movie Starring Studio Director
Muro Ami Cesar Montano, Amy Austria, Pen Medina, Jhong Hilario, Rebecca Lusterio GMA Films Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Bulaklak ng Maynila Christopher de Leon, Elizabeth Oropesa, Angelu de Leon, Jomari Yllana, Bembol Roco, Jake Roxas VIVA Films Joel Lamangan.
Pepeng Agimat Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Princess Punzalan, Dennis Padilla, Jess Lapid, Jr., Vanessa del Bianco, Gladys Reyes and LJ Moreno Millennium Cinema Felix Dalay
Sa Piling ng Aswang Maricel Soriano, Gina Alajar, Gardo Versoza and Manilyn Reynes Regal Films Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Esperanza, The Movie Judy Ann Santos, Wowie de Guzman, Piolo Pascual, Dante Rivero, Charo Santos-Concio, Joel Torre, Marvin Agustin, Lito Legaspi, Bembol Roco, Elizabeth Oropesa, Rosa Rosal, Chat Silayan, Angelika dela Cruz Star Cinema Jerry Lopez Sineneng
Ako ang Lalagot ng Hininga Mo Dan Alvaro, Dante Varona, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Daisy Reyes, Erick Esguerra, Bernard Bonnin, Maggie dela Riva, Erie Zarate, Gabriel Romulo, Nick Romano, Romy Diaz, Roberto Gonzales MHR Productions Rene Balan

Winners and nominees[edit]


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

Rebecca Lusterio, Best Child Performer winner
Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography Best Production Design
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Jess Navarro and Manet Dayrit - Muro Ami
Best Original Story Best Screenplay
Best Original Theme Song Best Musical Score
  • Vehnee Saturno ("Anong Daling Sabihin") - Bulaklak ng Maynila
Best Visual Effects Best Make-up Artist
  • Marc Ambat (Optima Digital) - Muro Ami
Best Sound Recording Best Float
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
13 Muro Ami
5 Bulaklak ng Maynila
2 Sa Piling ng mga Aswang

Box Office gross[edit]

This is the list of the films' final gross as of January 7, 2000.

MMFF Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Muro-Ami P 110.3 million*
Esperanza the Movie P 84.1 million
Pepeng Agimat P 48 million
Sa Piling ng mga Aswang P 47.1 million
Ako ang Lalagot sa Hininga Mo P 26.2 million
Bulaklak ng Maynila P 12.5 million


External links[edit]

Preceded by
1998 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
2000 Metro Manila Film Festival