2010 Metro Manila Film Festival

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2010 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 2010 (2010-12-25) to January 7, 2011 (2011-01-07)
Highlights
Best Picture Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)
Most awards Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) (9)

The 36th Metro Manila Film Festival - Philippines (MMFF) is the 36th edition of the annual film festival in Manila, held from December 25, 2010 until January 7, 2011. The Awards Night (known as "Gabi ng Parangal") was held on December 26, 2010. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters in order to showcase the locally produced films especially meant for the festival.

Star Cinema's Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) topped the festival, winning nine awards including the Best Picture, Best Actress for Ai-Ai delas Alas, Best Supporting Actress for Eugene Domingo, Best Director for Wenn Deramas, Best Child Performer for Xyriel Manabat, and the Most Gender-Sensitive Film Award among others.

Philippine "Comedy King" Dolphy, meanwhile, took the Best Actor and Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor trophies for his roles in two separate movies, Father Jejemon and Rosario respectively.

Cinemabuhay and Studio 5's Rosario got seven awards including the Second Best Picture and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, among others.

Changes from previous years[edit]

The November 28, 2010 Entertainment Column in Manila Bulletin, written by Crispina Martinez-Belen, announced changes for the 2010 film festival.[1]

First, the commercial viability criterion (box-office performance of the entries) was removed. As of 2010, the criteria for the selection of Best Picture(s) were: artistry; creativity and technical excellence; innovation; and thematic value. Entries were also judged for global appeal (70 percent) and Filipino cultural and/or historical value (30 percent).

Another change in the 2010 festival format was a tribute to independent films with the screening of five indie films during the week preceding the festival. These films included Senior Year by Jerrold Tarog; Nasaan si Hefte by Jonnah Lim; Presa by Adolf Alix, Jr.; Slow Fade by Rommel Sales; and Rindido by Noriel Jarito.

In addition, the established board of jurors was expanded to include housewives, drivers, students, teachers, etc.

Lastly, the festival logo was also changed to feature a map of the metropolis of Manila, based on the old seal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority with seventeen stars on it symbolizing the seventeen cities and municipality of Metro Manila. The logo for the first 35 festivals featured a torch.

Entries[edit]

Official entries[edit]

These were the eight mainstream films in the film festival.

Title Starring Studio Director Genre
Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Vic Sotto, Bong Revilla, Gwen Zamora, Sam Pinto, Oyo Boy Sotto, Bing Loyzaga & Amy Perez GMA Films, OctoArts Films, APT Entertainment, M-Zet Productions & Imus Productions Tony Y. Reyes Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Dalaw Kris Aquino, Diether Ocampo, Alessandra de Rossi, Karylle, Empress Schuck, Gina Pareño, Ina Feleo, Susan Africa and Maliksi Morales CineMedia & Star Cinema Dondon S. Santos Suspense, Thriller
Father Jejemon Dolphy, Maja Salvador, Ejay Falcon, Efren Reyes, Vandolph, Jeffrey Quizon RVQ Productions Inc. Frank Grey Jr. Dramedy
Rosario Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Yul Servo, Sid Lucero, Isabel Oli, Phillip Salvador, Tonton Gutierrez, Eula Valdez, Liza Lorena & Dolphy Cinemabuhay & Studio5 Albert Martinez Drama
RPG: Metanoia Aga Muhlach, Eugene Domingo, Vhong Navarro, Mika Dela Cruz & Zaijian Jaranilla AmbientMedia & Star Cinema Luis C. Suarez Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Shake, Rattle and Roll 12 Carla Abellana, Rayver Cruz, Andi Eigenmann, John Lapus, Sid Lucero & Shaina Magdayao Regal Entertainment Inc. & Regal Multimedia Inc. Zoren Legaspi, Jerrold Tarog & Topel Lee Horror
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Marian Rivera, John Lapus, Jake Cuenca, Pokwang, Cherry Pie Picache, Jestoni Alarcon, Mylene Dizon, Sheena Halili, Buboy Villar, Sabrina Man, Jairus Aquino, Irma Adlawan, Elijah Alejo Regal Entertainment Mike Tuviera Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Ai-Ai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo, Marvin Agustin, Carlo Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Nikki Valdez, Mark Acueza, Yuuki Kadooka, Tonton Gutierrez, Jestoni Alarcon, Dennis Padilla, Serena Dalrymple, Jiro Manio, Alwyn Uytingco, Xyriel Manabat, Empoy Marquez, John Avila, Rafael Rosell IV, Ricci Chan, Andoy Ranay and Cherry Pie Picache Star Cinema Wenn V. Deramas Dramedy

Indie films[edit]

For the first time in the 36 editions of the Metro Manila Film Festival, it paid tribute to the independent filmmakers in the country by featuring five indie films in addition to the eight mainstream movie entries in the MMFF. These films were exhibited from December 16 to 20.[1]

Awards[edit]

The "Gabi ng Parangal" (Awards Night) was held on December 26, 2010 at the Meralco Theater and it was shown for the first time on GMA Network. Due to its obligation to show the wedding of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, the telecast was shown later that night on a delayed basis.[2]

Dolphy, Best Actor and Best Supporting actor winner
Eugene Domingo, Best Supporting Actress winner
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
  • Rosario - Cinemabuhay and Studio5
Most Gender-Sensitive Film Best Indie Film
  • Presa - Adolf Alix, Jr.
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards
  • Rosario - Cinemabuhay and Studio5

Indie Films[edit]

Multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
9 Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)
7 Rosario
3 RPG Metanoia
2 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote

Criticisms[edit]

On December 28, 2010, multi-awarded Filipino blogger "The Professional Heckler" wrote with sarcasm: "Several people are questioning the results of the MMDA-organized Metro Manila Film Festival 'Gabi ng Parangal'. But that's totally unfair. Awards are subjective. Besides, why expect too much from the very same people who run the metro's traffic system?" He added: "(Malacañang) Palace spokesman Atty. Edwin Lacierda headed this year's MMFF board of jurors. Ignoring criticisms, Lacierda insisted that the list of winners was 'fine-tuned' before being made public."[3]

Box Office gross[edit]

The Metro Manila Development Authority was criticized for not releasing the official final earnings of the Bottom 3 films.

Entry Gross Ticket Sales
December 25[4] December 26[5] December 27[6] January 7[7]
Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote ₱ 31,000,000* ₱ 56,700,000* ₱ 74,700,000* ₱ 159,000,000*
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) ₱ 20,000,000 ₱ 37,800,000 ₱ 54,300,000 ₱ 157,000,000
Dalaw ₱ 12,500,000 ₱ 23,800,000 ₱ 33,100,000 ₱ 96,000,000
Shake, Rattle and Roll 12 ₱ 11,800,000 ₱ 19,900,000 ₱ 25,500,000 ₱ 50,000,000
RPG: Metanoia ₱ 5,100,000 ₱ 9,900,000 ₱ 13,400,000 ₱ 28,000,000
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe ₱ 4,700,000 ₱ 7,800,000 ₱ 10,000,000
Rosario ₱ 3,200,000 ₱ 5,500,000 ₱ 7,600,000
Father Jejemon ₱ 1,400,000 ₱ 2,400,000 ₱ 3,200,000
TOTAL
₱ 530,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Changes in 2010 MMFF introduced". Yahoo. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  2. ^ "Winners of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards". Travel Wire Asia. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  3. ^ Dangerous The Professional Heckler, Professionalheckler.wordpress.com. December 28, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Allan Castalone (December 26, 2010). "MMFF 2010 Results in the Box Office (Opening Day)". Mukamo. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (January 1, 2011). "Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote leads 36th MMFF entries; box-office sales of all entries combined reach P310 million on fifth day". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Allan Castalone (December 29, 2010). "MMFF 2010 Top Grossers (3rd Day)". Mukamo. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "MMFFP 2010 GROSS HITS HALF BILLION PESOS". Film Academy of the Philippines. January 14, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
2010
Succeeded by
2011 Metro Manila Film Festival