2002 Metro Manila Film Festival
|2002 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 2002to January 10, 2003|
|Best Picture||Mano Po|
|Most awards||Mano Po (12)|
Regal Films' Mano Po was the big winner in the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film receives a total of twelve awards including the major awards such as Best Picture, Best Actor for Eddie Garcia, Best Actress for Ara Mina, Best Supporting Actress for Kris Aquino, and Best Director for Joel Lamangan among others. The film is also the recipient of the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards.
There are two batches of films in competition, the first batch was shown from December 25, while the second batch was shown on January 1, 2003.
|Ang Agimat: Anting-Anting ni Lolo||Ramon Revilla Sr., Ramon "Jolo" Revilla, Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr., Mylene Dizon, Carlos Morales, Shaina Magdayao, Nancy Castiglione, Jaime Fabregas, Pen Medina, Goyong, Karylle Padilla & Gina Alajar||Imus Productions||Augusto Salvador|
|Ang Alamat ng Lawin||Fernando Poe, Jr., Ina Raymundo, Cathy Vilar, Ryan Yamazaki, Franklin Cristobal, Khen Kurillo, Romy Diaz, Augusto Victa, Alex Cunanan, William Romero||FPJ Productions||Ronwaldo Reyes|
|Dekada '70||Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Piolo Pascual, Marvin Agustin, Carlos Agassi, Danilo Barrios, John Wayne Sace||Star Cinema||Chito Rono|
|Home Along da Riber||Dolphy, Jolina Magdangal, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vandolph, Eddie Gutierrez, Long Mejia, James Blanco, Boy2 Quizon, Michelle Quizon, Palito||RVQ Productions||Enrico Quizon|
|Hula Mo...Huli Ko||Rudy Fernandez and Rufa Mae Quinto||Reflection Films||Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao|
|Lapu-Lapu||Lito Lapid, Joyce Jimenez, Jeric Raval, Mark Lapid, Roi Vinzon, Jess Lapid Jr., Vic Vargas, Gloria Sevilla, Maria Isabel Lopez, Ian Veneracion, Julio Diaz, Bob Soler, Conrad Poe, Robert Rivera, Dinah Dominguez, Clod Robinson & Dante Rivero||Calinauan Cineworks||William G. Mayo|
|Mano Po||Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino, Ara Mina, Eddie Garcia, Gina Alajar, Boots Anson-Roa, Amy Austria, Tirso Cruz III, Cogie Domingo, Maxene Magalona, Jay Manalo, Eric Quizon||Regal Films||Joel Lamangan|
|Lastikman||Vic Sotto, Donita Rose, Jeffrey Quizon, Michael V., Michelle Bayle, Ryan Eigenmann, Anne Curtis & Oyo Boy Sotto||Octoarts Films and M-Zet Productions||Tony Y. Reyes|
|Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut||Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Spencer Reyes, Danilo Barrios, Chris Cruz, Gloria Romero, Jaime Fabregas||MAQ Productions and Roadrunner Network, Inc.||Chito Rono|
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut|
Walking out of Dekada '70 cast
The cast of the film Dekada '70 walked out of the award ceremonies after Lualhati Bautista failed to win the Best Story and Best Screenplay awards. Even more controversial was the decision of the judges to name the first-timer Ara Mina the Best Actress for her role in Mano Po, beating multi-awarded Vilma Santos, who was in Dekada '70.
Inclusion of two films
The producers of the films Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut and Lastikman protested the non-inclusion of the two films as official entries, prompting the Metro Manila Film Festival committee to extend the annual event. Consequently, the committee extended the film screenings to seven days to accommodate two more films which did not make it to the entries.
Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut issues
Speaking of the films, Chito Rono, director of Second Best Picture Dekada '70, was curious as to why was Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut named the Third Best Picture award if the officials disqualify it as an official entry. In the same way, the production team of Ang Agimat: Anting-Anting ni Lolo was also appalled to the decision of the jurors to give the Best Visual Effects award to Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut if they only use "mono", beating their use of the more advanced "Dolby Digital System".
Box Office gross
|Entry||Gross Ticket Sales|
|Mano Po||₱ 67,220,645.40*|
|Ang Agimat: Anting-Anting ni Lolo||₱ 46,528,274.28|
|Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut||₱ 39,941,856.68|
|Dekada '70||₱ 37,945,673.25|
|Home Along da Riber||₱ 28,143,340.90|
|Ang Alamat ng Lawin||₱ 20,453,252.95|
|Hula Mo...Huli Ko||₱ 10,334,808.45|
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