2009 Metro Manila Film Festival
|2009 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 2009to January 5, 2010|
|Best Picture||Ang Panday|
|Most awards||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love and Ang Panday (7)|
The 35th Metro Manila Film Festival–Philippines is a film festival in the Philippines that starts on December 25, 2009 and ends on January 7, 2010. During this period, no other films are allowed to be screened in Philippine theaters.
Ang Panday received the Best Picture Award in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival. According to reports on the festival’s awards, a film's grosses represent about 40% of its merits, so it should be no surprise that Ang Panday is chosen the best film. With revenues estimated at more than P20 million (approx. US$430,000), Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.'s vehicle has led the Metro Manila festival's box office in its first three days. The film also earned seven other awards including the Best Actor for Revilla, Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor and Child Performer for second consecutive time winners Phillip Salvador and Buboy Villar respectively, and Best Original Theme Song for Ogie Alcasid among others.
Meanwhile, Regal Films' Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love won six awards including the Best Actress for Sharon Cuneta, Best Supporting Actress for Heart Evangelista, Best Director for Joel Lamangan and the prestigious Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards above others.
Films in competition
These are the 7 films in the film festival.
The awarding ceremony was held on December 28, 2009, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay. The jury is composed of National Artist for Film Eddie Romero, Cinema Evaluation Board chair Christine Dayrit, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chair Consoliza Laguardia, festival executive director Rolly Josef, film director Bebong Osorio, Film Editors Guild president Jess Navarro, film producer Simon Ongpin, composer Dero Pedero, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority AGM Planning head Cora Cruz, Manila Bulletin entertainment editor Crispina Belen and Marikina center of excellence head Julie Borje.
The criteria for judging Best Pictures are as follows:
- Box office earning on the first three days (December 25–27): 50%
- Artistry, creativity and technical excellence, innovativeness and global appeal: 40%
- Filipino, cultural and/or historical value: 10%
|Best Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Cinematography||Best Production Design|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Original Story||Best Screenplay|
|Best Original Theme Song||Best Musical Score|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Make-up Artist|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Float|
|Most Gender-Sensitive Film||Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards|
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Posthumous Award for Film Service and Excellence|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love|
|4||I Love You, Goodbye|
|2||Ang Darling Kong Aswang|
|1||Shake, Rattle & Roll 11|
Box office grosses
The festivals organizers targeted a 500 million box office gross after the festival is over.
|#||Film||2-week Gross (in Philippine pesos)|
|December 25 ||December 27||December 31||Total 2-week Gross|
|1||Ang Panday||16.9 million||20.0 million||58.0 million||99.4 million|
|2||I Love You, Goodbye||11.7 million||17.9 million||51.0 million||94.3 million|
|3||Ang Darling Kong Aswang||16.7 million||18.5 million||56.5 million||89.6 million|
|4||Shake Rattle and Roll XI||16.2 million||19.8 million||53.0 million||76.3 million|
|5||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||6.9 million||10.1 million||25.0 million||42 million|
|6||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||8.0 million||10.2 million||23.0 million||23 million|
|7||Wapakman||0.8 million||1.7 million||2.1 million||2.6 million|
|Totals||77.75 million||97.9 million||286.6 million||428.2 million|
Cinema Evaluation Board
- Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love: Graded A
- I Love You, Goodbye: Graded B
- Ang Darling Kong Aswang : Graded B
- Ang Panday:Graded B
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