1980 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1980 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 1980 (1980-12-25) to January 3, 1981 (1981-01-03)
Best Picture Taga sa Panahon
Most awards Brutal, Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo, Langis at Tubig and Taga sa Panahon (2)

The 6th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1980.

Fernando Poe, Jr. had his first Panday film, the undisputed top grosser of the festival; Nora Aunor had two entries: Lino Brocka's Bona and Laurice Guillen's Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo; Vilma Santos came up with Danny Zialcita's Langis at Tubig; Amy Austria in Marilou Diaz-Abaya's Brutal. Other entries were Basag with Alma Moreno, Taga sa Panahon with Christopher De Leon and Bembol Roco, and three comedy films: Tembong with Nino Muhlach, Kape't Gatas with Chiquito and Julie Vega, and Dang-Dong with Andrea Bautista (daughter of Ramon Revilla, Sr.).

The Festival's Best Picture was awarded to Premiere Productions' Taga sa Panahon. The awards were spread equally and the category for Best Child Performer was first introduced in this year received by Julie Vega.[1]


Title Starring Studio Director
Basag Mat Ranillo III, Vivian Velez, Alma Moreno Showbiz Van Ludor
Bona Nora Aunor, Phillip Salvador NV Productions Lino Brocka
Brutal Amy Austria, Gina Alajar, Jay Ilagan Bancom Audiovision Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Dang-Dong Susan Valdez, Eddie Garcia, George Estregan, Andrea Bautista Imus Productions Efren Pinon
Kape't Gatas Chiquito, Julie Vega Larry Santiago Productions Ric Santiago
Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Rollie Quizon Lea Productions Laurice Guillen
Langis at Tubig Vilma Santos, Dindo Fernando, Amy Austria Sining Silangan Danny L. Zialcita
Ang Panday Fernando Poe, Jr., Liz Alindogan, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures, Bentot, Jr. FPJ Productions Ronwaldo Reyes
Taga sa Panahon Christopher De Leon, Bembol Roco, Chanda Romero, Cherie Gil, Suzette Ranillo, Michael de Mesa Premiere Productions Augusto Buenaventura
Tembong Niño Muhlach, Ricky Belmonte, Boots Anson-Roa, Azenth Briones, Eddie Garcia D'Wonder Films J. Erastheo Navoa

Winners and nominees[edit]


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2] Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3]

Best Film Best Director
  • Taga sa Panahon
  • Brutal
  • Langis at Tubig
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Dindo Fernando – Langis at Tubig
Best Sound Engineering Best Cinematography
  • Rudy Baldovino and Ben Pelayo – Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
  • Rudy Lacap – Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
Best Music Best Story
  • Danny L. Zialcita – Jose N. Carreon
Best Screenplay Best Child Performer
  • Jose N. Carreon – Taga sa Panahon

Multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
2 Taga sa Panahon
Langis at Tubig
Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo


Second Golden Age of Philippine film[edit]

The period of the Philippine film's artistic accomplishment begins in 1975 (three years after Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law) and ending in the February 1986 People Power Revolution where Marcos lost his power. Nora Aunor's Bona and Himala in 1980 and 1982 respectively (both official entries of MMFF) achieves to represent the period where the accomplishments of two government institutions contributed to the emergence of New Cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. Her films are cinematically accomplished despite being politically engaged films, and the MMFF is able to make these films flourish during this period.[4]


  1. ^ "THE 1980 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "ANG PANDAY" FILMFEST TOP GROSSER". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1980". Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1978". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ Kim, Youna (2012). Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self. Macmillan Publishers Limited: England. Print.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1979 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1981 Metro Manila Film Festival