2009 Metro Manila Film Festival

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2009 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 2009 (2009-12-25) to January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05)
Official website website
Best Picture Ang Panday
Most awards Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love and Ang Panday (7)
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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.[1] 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.[2]

Films in competition[edit]

These are the 7 films in the film festival.

Title Starring Studio Director
Ang Panday Bong Revilla, Iza Calzado, Rhian Ramos, Buboy Villar, Phillip Salvador & Geoff Eigenmann GMA Films and Imus Productions Mac Alejandre
Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Christopher De Leon, Heart Evangelista Dennis Trillo, Ciara Sotto & Glaiza de Castro Regal Entertainment Joel Lamangan
Ang Darling Kong Aswang Vic Sotto, Cristine Reyes, Agot Isidro, Rafael Rosell & Jean Garcia OctoArts Films, APT Entertainment and M-Zet TV Productions Tony Y. Reyes
Shake, Rattle and Roll XI Ruffa Gutierrez, Zoren Legaspi, Megan Young, Jennica Garcia, Mart Escudero, Maja Salvador, Iya Villania, Bangs Garcia Regal Entertainment Michael Perez, Jessel Monterverde, Rico Gutierrez
Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Dolphy, Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Pokwang, Eugene Domingo, Heart Evangelista, Eric Quizon, Vandolph, & Epi Quizon RVQ Productions Enrico S. Quizon
I Love You, Goodbye Angelica Panganiban, Gabby Concepcion, Kim Chiu, & Derek Ramsay Star Cinema Laurice Guillen
Wapakman Manny Pacquiao, Krista Ranillo, Rufa Mae Quinto, Benjie Paras, Bianca King, & Polo Ravales Solar Entertainment Corporation Topel Lee


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.[2][1]

The criteria for judging Best Pictures are as follows:[2]

  • 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%
Bong Revilla, Best Actor winner
Ogie Alcasid, Best Original Theme Song winner
Regine Velasquez, Best Original Theme Song performer
Dolphy, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
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

Special categories[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Lifetime Achievement Award Posthumous Award for Film Service and Excellence
  • Esperidion Laxa

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
7 Ang Panday
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[edit]

The festivals organizers targeted a 500 million box office gross after the festival is over.[3]

# Film 2-week Gross (in Philippine pesos)
December 25 [4] December 27[5] December 31[3] 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 76.8 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 31.9 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 436.6 million

Cinema Evaluation Board[edit]


  1. ^ a b Valle, Jocelyn (2009-12-29). "MMFF 2009 opening-day top grosser the biggest award winner". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Cruz, Marinel (2009-12-29). "‘Ang Panday’ wins Best Picture, most MMFF awards". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b San Diego, Bayani (2010-01-01). "Fantasy continues to rule filmfest box office". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ San Diego, Bayani (2009-12-26). "Pacman flick knocked out on first day". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  5. ^ Villagomez, Kaye (2009-12-28). "‘Panday’ continues to hammer lead in MMFF '09". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2008 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
2010 Metro Manila Film Festival