2001 Metro Manila Film Festival

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2001 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 2001 (2001-12-25) to January 3, 2002 (2002-01-03)
Best Picture Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure
Most awards Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (11)

The 27th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in Manila, Philippines starting December 25, 2001 to January 3, 2002.[1]

Award-winning actor Cesar Montano, newcomer Assunta de Rossi and the film Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure topped the 2001 Metro Manila Film Festival. Montano and De Rossi took home the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their performances in the films Bagong Buwan and Hubog respectively. Bagong Buwan and Hubog made it to the top three Best Picture honors. Nevertheless, MAQ Productions' Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure still leads the awards which won a total of eleven awards including the Best Picture and Best Director for Chito Rono among others. de Rossi's younger sister, Alessandra de Rossi was named Best Supporting Actress for Hubog, while Ronnie Lazaro received the Best Supporting Actor award for Bagong Buwan. The latter film also received five other awards including the Best Child Performer for Jiro Manio, Second Best Picture and the recipient of Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.[2][3]


Title Starring Studio Director
Bagong Buwan Cesar Montano, Jericho Rosales, Amy Austria, Caridad Sanchez, Jiro Manio, Ronnie Lazaro Star Cinema Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Bahay ni Lola Gloria Romero, Aiza Seguerra, Manilyn Reynes, Gina Alajar, James Blanco, Maybelyn dela Cruz, Maxene Magalona, Miko Sotto, Isabella de Leon and Allan K. Regal Films Uro Q. dela Cruz
Di Kita Ma-Reach Mikey Arroyo, LJ Moreno, Eula Valdez, Tonton Gutierrez, Ana Capri, Raymond Bagatsing ECorp Films Wilfredo Milan
Hubog Jay Manalo, Wendell Ramos, Alessandra de Rossi, Assunta de Rossi Good Harvest Productions Joel Lamangan
Susmaryosep: 4 Fathers Bobby Andrews, Bojo Molina, Polo Ravales, Gerard Madrid Maverick Films Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Tatarin Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Rica Peralejo, Raymond Bagatsing, Carlos Morales, Patricia Javier Viva Films Tikoy Aguiluz
Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure Danilo Barrios, Camille Prats, Armando Goyena, Rustom Padilla, Carlo Munoz, Vic Diaz, Tetsuya Matsui and Albert Martinez MAQ Productions Chito Rono

Winners and nominees[edit]


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[4]

Best Film 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
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
11 Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure
7 Bagong Buwan
3 Hubog

Ceremony Information[edit]

Disappointment towards the Best Picture[edit]

During the "Gabi ng Parangal" held in PICC Plenary Hall on December 27, Cesar Montano, although he received the Best Actor award, expressed his disappointment that his film, Bagong Buwan did not receive the Best Picture award.[5][6] He states: "For me, Bagong Buwan is still the best picture. No offense meant, but for others, Yamashita may be the best picture. Kanya-kanya 'yan. Wala nga lang kaming trophy. Bibili na lang kami ng trophy sa Recto. (To each his own. We just don't have a trophy. We'll just buy one in Recto)", referring to a strip on C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila notorious for manufacturing fake diplomas, certificates and trophies.[3]

Box Office gross[edit]

Final figures as of January 3, 2002.[7]

Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Bagong Buwan ₱ 38,115,631*
Bahay ni Lola ₱ 36,830,052
Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure ₱ 23,840,110
Hubog ₱ 13,768,880
Tatarin ₱ 12,961,774
Susmaryosep: 4 Fathers ₱ 1,872,713
Di Kita Ma-Reach ₱ 779,042
₱ 128,168,202


  1. ^ "PARADE USHERS IN METRO FILMFEST TODAY". Star & Philippine Headline News Online. December 24, 2001. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Ranoa-Bismark, Maridol. "Montano, De Rossi, Yamashita top awardees at Metro Filmfest". The Philippine Star. December 29, 2001. Newspaper Print.
  4. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 2001". Internet Movie Database. 
  5. ^ "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  6. ^ "A look at the past MMFF controversies". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  7. ^ "BAGONG BUWAN TOPS FILMFEST BOX OFFICE". Philippine Headline News Online. January 7, 2002. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2000 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival