Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Director

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Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Director
Awarded for Excellence in Cinematic Direction Achievement
Country Philippines
Presented by MMDA
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Joyce Bernal,
10,000 Hours (2013)
Official website www.mmda.gov.ph/mmff/

The Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Director is an award presented annually by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It was first awarded at the 1st Metro Manila Film Festival ceremony, held in 1975; Augusto Buenaventura received the award for directing the film, Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa and it is given to directors working in the motion picture industry. [1] Currently, nominees and winners are determined by Executive Committees, headed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman and key members of the film industry.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Eddie Romero won in 1976 for his directing in Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon.
Lino Brocka won in 1979 for directing in Ina ka ng Anak Mo film and another in 1985 in Ano ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos?.
Mark Meily won several directing awards including his first win in 2003 in Crying Ladies.
Cesar Montano won in 2004 for his directing in Panaghoy sa Suba.
Brillante Mendoza won in 2012 for his directing in Thy Womb.
Key Explanation
double-dagger Indicates the winning director
Year Director Film Ref
1975
(1st)
Augusto BuenaventuraAward winner Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa [1]
1976
(2nd)
Eddie Romero Award winner Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon [3]
Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara Minsa'y isang Gamu-gamo
1977
(3rd)
Celso Ad. Castillo Award winner Burlesk Queen [4]
1978
(4th)
Eddie Garcia Award winner Atsay [5]
1979
(5th)
Lino BrockaAward winner Ina ka ng Anak Mo [6]
1980
(6th)
Marilou Diaz-AbayaAward winner Brutal [7]
1981
(7th)
Mike De Leon Award winner Kisapmata [8]
1982
(8th)
Ishmael Bernal Award winner Himala [9]
1983
(9th)
Willy Milan and Ronnie ParedesAward winner Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag [10]
1984
(10th)
Mario O'Hara Award winner Bulaklak sa City Jail [11]
1985
(11th)
Lino BrockaAward winner Ano ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos? [12]
1986
(12th)
Mario O'HaraAward winner Halimaw sa Banga [13]
1987
(13th)
Artemio Marquez Award winner The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez [14]
1988
(14th)
Laurice GuillenAward winner Magkano ang iyong dangal [15]
1989
(15th)
Eddie GarciaAward winner Imortal [16]
1990
(16th)
Gil Portes Award winner Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina? [17]
1991
(17th)
Elwood Perez Award winner Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. [18]
1992
(18th)
Ike Jarlego, Jr. Award winner Andres Manambit: Angkan ng Matatapang [19]
1993
(19th)
Jose Javier ReyesAward winner May Minamahal [20]
1994
(20th)
None[Note 1] [21][22]
1995
(21st)
Joel LamanganAward winner Muling Umawit ang Puso [23]
1996
(22nd)
Peque Gallaga and Lore ReyesAward winner Magic Temple [24]
1997
(23rd)
Chito RoñoAward winner Nasaan Ang Puso? [25]
1998
(24th)
Marilou Diaz-AbayaAward winner José Rizal [26]
1999
(25th)
Marilou Diaz-AbayaAward winner Muro-ami [27]
2000
(26th)
Laurice GuillenAward winner Tanging Yaman [28]
2001
(27th)
Chito RoñoAward winner Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure [29]
2002
(28th)
Joel LamanganAward winner Mano Po [30]
2003
(29th)
Mark MeilyAward winner Crying Ladies [31]
2004
(30th)
Cesar MontanoAward winner Panaghoy sa Suba [32]
2005
(31st)
Jose Javier ReyesAward winner Kutob [33]
2006
(32nd)
Jose Javier ReyesAward winner Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo [34]
2007
(33rd)
Cesar Apolinario Award winner Banal [35]
2008
(34th)
Mark MeilyAward winner Baler [36]
2009
(35th)
Joel LamanganAward winner Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love [37]
Rico Gutierrez, Don Michael Perez, Jessel Monteverde Shake, Rattle & Roll 11
2010
(36th)
Wenn V. DeramasAward winner Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) [38]
2011
(37th)
Tikoy AguiluzAward winner Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story [39]
Tony Y. Reyes Enteng Ng Ina Mo
Chris Martinez Shake, Rattle & Roll 13
2012
(38th)
Brillante MendozaAward winner Thy Womb [40]
Ruel Bayani One More Try
2013
(39th)
Joyce BernalAward winner 10,000 Hours [41]

Multiple awards for Best Director[edit]

Throughout the history of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), there have been directors that have received multiple Awards for Best Director. As of 2013 (39th MMFF), 9 directors have received two or more Best Director awards.

Director Record Set First year awarded Recent year awarded
Joel Lamangan 3 1995 2009
Jose Javier Reyes 1993 2006
Marilou Diaz-Abaya 1980 1999
Mark Meily 2 2003 2008
Chito Rono 1997 2001
Laurice Guillen 1988 2000
Eddie Garcia 1987 1989
Mario O'Hara 1984 1986
Lino Brocka 1985 1985

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No "Best Director" award given.

References[edit]

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