2014 Metro Manila Film Festival
|2014 Metro Manila Film Festival|
Film festival logo
|Date||December 25, 2014to January 7, 2015|
|Best Picture||Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo|
|Most awards||Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (9)|
The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival is the edition of the annual film festival that is held in Metro Manila, Philippines and is organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). During the film festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine cinemas and theaters in order to showcase locally produced films. The film festival began on December 23, 2014 and was kicked off by the yearly Parade of Stars' float parade starting from the Quirino Grandstand. It is expected to run until January 7 of the following year.
The official list of entries were announced on June 21, 2014. From the 13 submissions, 8 were chosen for the festival;
New Wave entries
MMDA started to accept entries for the New Wave category until October 7, 2014. On October 24, 2014, the official list of entries were announced. Films were screened on selected cinemas from December 17 to 24, 2014.
|Gemini||Sheena McBride, Brigitte McBride, Mon Confiado, Lance Raymundo, Alvin Anson, Sarah Gaugler||Blackswan Pictures||Ato Bautista||Psychological thriller|
|M (Mother's Maiden Name)||Zsa Zsa Padilla, Nico Antonio, Dennis Padilla, Gloria Sevilla||Eight Films||Zig Madamba Dulay||Drama|
|Magkakabaung||Allen Dizon, Gladys Reyes, Chanel Latorre, Emilio Garcia||ATD Entertainment Productions||Jason Paul Laxamana||Drama|
|Maratabat (Pride and Honor)||Julio Diaz, Ping Medina, Chanel Latorre||Blank Pages Productions||Arlyn dela Cruz||Political drama|
|Mulat||Jake Cuenca, Ryan Eigenmann, Loren Burgos||Dvent Productions||Maria Diane Ventura||Drama, romance|
The following are the winners of the mainstream category:
|Best Picture||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Child Performer||Best Cinematography|
|Best Screenplay||Best Original Story|
|Best Production Design||Best Editing|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Make-up Artist|
|Best Original Theme Song||Best Musical Score|
|Best Sound Engineering||Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award|
|Best Float||Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence|
|Youth Choice Award|
- Commemorative Award for Vision and Leadership – Joseph Estrada
- Special MMFF 40th Year Award – Francis Tolentino
- Special Recognition Award (posthumous) – Guillermo de Vega; accepted by wife Maria de Vega
- Face of the Night – Nadine Lustre
New Wave category
The following are the winners of the New Wave category:
- Best Picture – Magkakabaung
- Best Director – Jason Paul Laxamana, Magkakabaung
- Best Actor – Allen Dizon, Magkakabaung
- Best Actress – Zsa Zsa Padilla, M (Mother's Maiden Name)
- Best Supporting Actor – Kristoffer King, Maratabat (Pride and Honor)
- Best Supporting Actress – Gloria Sevilla, M (Mother's Maiden Name)
- Special Jury Prize – M (Mother's Maiden Name)
- Best Student Film – Bundok Chubibo by Glenn Barit
- Student Film Special Jury Prize – Kalaw by Immy Rempis
- Best Animation Film – An Maogmang Lugar by Mary Espedido
- Animation Film Special Jury Prize – Cherry by Dustin Uy
Box Office gross
The Metro Manila Development Authority was criticized for releasing incomplete official earnings of each film. This led to some film studios releasing their own earnings.
|Entry||Gross Ticket Sales|
|December 25||January 7|
|The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin||₱ 53,300,000*||₱ 402,000,000*|
|Feng Shui 2||₱ 31,400,000||
|My Big Bossing||₱ 28,000,000||
|English Only, Please||
|Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2||₱ 11,000,000||
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- "'Praybeyt Benjamin' earnings reach P400M". Star Cinema. January 9, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- "MMFF 2014 entries earned P1.014 billion in the box-office". Philippine Entertainment Portal. January 9, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival official website
- Special coverage of the 40th MMFF by Philippine Entertainment Portal
- IMDb:2014 MMFF
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