2013 Metro Manila Film Festival

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2013 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 2013 (2013-12-25) to January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
Site Manila
Best Picture 10,000 Hours
Most awards 10,000 Hours (14)

The 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), presented by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), was held from 25 December 2013 to the first week of January 2014. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine theaters in order to showcase locally produced films. For this year, eight film entries were chosen by the MMDA to be showcased in the festival. Contrary to previous years, the Enteng Kabisote, Panday, and Shake, Rattle & Roll films were not presented for this year's festival.

10,000 Hours won the most awards with fourteen, including Best Actor for Robin Padilla, Best Director for Joyce Bernal, and Best Picture. Other winners included My Little Bossings with four awards, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy with three, and Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay and Boy Golden with one.


The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival held in 2012 became the highest earning MMFF to date with 767 million pesos, 21% higher than that of 2011.[1][2] On a speech by Chairman Francis Tolentino of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA, announcement was held on the creation of a new category, "Animation" under the "New Wave" will be launched on this year.[3] He stated, "...With the growing talent of pool animators both locally and abroad, it is high time that we recognize and showcase their potential to a broader audience...".[3] The Animahenasyon: Philippine Animation Festival will feature 5 animated films acts as Prelude to be shown in theater 1 week ahead of the mainstream films.[4] In line with the move, the MMFF has partnered with the Animation Council of the Philippines, the country’s lead organization in the promotion of the animation industry development.[5] But in the press conference held on the announcement of 8 official entries, Chairman Tolentino announced that the animation category will have to be postponed until the next festival.[6] He also announced the creation of the MMFF Review Committee which will assess and improve the rules, regulations, and implementing programs of the film festival.[3][7]


Official entries[edit]

On 18 June 2013, the eight official entries were announced by MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino namely 10,000 Hours, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel, Pagpag, Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir, My Super Kap, and My Little Bossings. Due to technical difficulties and other external factors, some entries dropped out of the competition, in which the MMDA committee pick from other entries, which failed to be shortlisted, to replace the withdrawn entry.[8][9][10]

Title Starring Studio Director Genre
10,000 Hours Robin Padilla, Alden Richards, Bela Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Carla Humphries, Pen Medina, Joem Bascon, Michael de Mesa Philippine Film Studios, N2 Productions & Viva Films Joyce Bernal Action, drama, thriller
Boy Golden Jeorge Estregan, KC Concepcion Viva Films & Scenema Concept International Chito S. Roño Action, drama
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Vice Ganda, Maricel Soriano, Joey Marquez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristine Reyes, JC de Vera, Ejay Falcon Star Cinema & Viva Films Wenn Deramas Comedy
Kaleidoscope World Sef Cadayona, Yassi Pressman iAct Productions Eliza Cornejo Romance, dance film
Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Eugene Domingo, Sam Milby Spring Films, MJM Productions & Quantum Films Chris Martinez Comedy, action
My Little Bossings Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Ryzza Mae Dizon, James 'Bimby' Aquino-Yap OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment & K Productions Marlon Rivera Comedy
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Paulo Avelino, Shaina Magdayao Star Cinema & Regal Entertainment Frasco Mortiz Horror, suspense, thriller
Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir Rocco Nacino, Christian Vasquez, Jestoni Alarcon, Robert Correa, Ryan Eigenmann, Victor Basa, Johan Santos HPI Synergy Group & Wings Entertainment Francis O. Villacorta Biography, epic
Additional notes
  • My Super Kap was withdrawn from the official list on 24 July 2013. Bong Revilla mentioned the conflicting schedules of the two of his cast members, Toni Gonzaga and Ai-Ai delas Alas as a reason for a foreseen delay of the film's special effects.[11]
  • Kulay Abo ang Langit was voted by the MMFF Screening Committee as replacement for My Super Kap on 2 August 2013. The film, which is technically No. 9 in the 15-picture line-up of MMFF finalists, has been retitled Pinoy Mutant Warriors by its producers.[12] But due to significant changes from the original submitted film, Pinoy Mutant Warriors was not accepted.
  • Boy Golden was picked as 7th official entry, replacing the withdrawn entry My Super Kap as well as rejected entry, Kulay Abo ang Langit.
  • Be Careful with My Heart: The Movie was withdrawn from the official list on 12 September 2013. Tight schedule of the cast and crew of Be Careful with My Heart on shooting the ongoing series has been stated as the main reason.[13][14]
  • Kaleidoscope World was announced as the 8th official entry to the film festival on 25 September 2013, replacing Be Careful with My Heart.[15]

New Wave entries[edit]

These films were screened from December 18 to December 24 as a prelude to the MMFF.[16]

Title Starring Studio Director Genre
Mga Anino ng Kahapon Agot Isidro, TJ Trinidad, Carlo Cruz, Carl Acosta, Upeng Galang-Fernandez Vim Yapan-Alem Chua Productions Alvin Yapan Drama
Dukit Willy Layug, Raquel Villavicencio, Bor Ocampo, Bambalito Lacap, Thea Lelay, Rhea Lim, Mark Joseph Griswold, Grace Martinez Centerstage Productions Armando Lao Drama
Island Dreams Louise delos Reyes, Alexis Petitprez, Irma Adlawan, Chanel Latorre, Natasha Villaroman, Hector Macaso, Junar Vidal, Ronaldo Baxafra Kenau Pictures Production Aloy Adlawan, Gino M. Santos Romance, comedy
Ang Maestra Perla Bautista, Vaness del Moral, Jenine Desiderio, Dexter Doria, Mel Kimura, Lui Manansala Pixel Works Enterprise, Scenema Concept International Joven Tan Drama
Saka-Saka Ejay Falcon, Joseph Marco, Toby Alejar, Mon Confiado, Baron Geisler, Gigi Locsin Cinebro Toto Natividad Action, drama


On 27 December 2013, the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night was held at Meralco Theater in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. The awards night was aired on TV5.

Major awards[edit]

Robin Padilla, Best Actor winner
Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence
Best Screenplay Best Original Story
Gender Sensitivity Award Best Cinematography
Best Editor Best Production Design
Best Visual Effects Best Make-up Artist
Best Original Theme Song Best Musical Scorer
Best Sound Engineer Best Child Performer
Youth Choice Award Best Float

New Wave category[edit]

Full-Length Category[edit]

Best Picture Best Director
  • Dukit – Armando Y. Lao
    • Mga Anino ng Kahapon – Alemberg Ang
    • Island Dreams – Kenneth Au
    • Ang Maestra – Maylyn V. Enriquez
    • Saka Saka – Toto Natividad
  • Armando Y. Lao – Dukit
    • Alvin B. Yapan – Mga Anino ng Kahapon
    • Aloy Adlawan and Gino M. Santos – Island Dreams
    • Joven M. Tan – Ang Maestra
    • Toto Natividad – Saka Saka
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Wilfredo Layug, Bor Ocampo, and Bambalito Lacap - Dukit
Most Gender Sensitivity Award Special Jury Prize
  • Island Dreams
  • Mga Anino ng Kahapon

Other Awards[edit]

Multiple awards[edit]

Box Office gross[edit]

The Metro Manila Development Authority was criticized for only releasing the official earnings of the Top 4 films.

Entry Gross Ticket Sales
December 25[17] January 7[18][19]
My Little Bossings ₱ 50,400,000* ₱ 375,900,000*
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy ₱ 47,600,000 ₱ 375,450,000
Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay ₱ 23,700,000 ₱ 170,500,000
Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel P 8,100,000 ₱ 30,600,000
TOTAL[20] ₱ 999,302,000


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  6. ^ Arriola, Tessa. "Tolentino unveils 8 official MMFF entries". Manila Times. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  7. ^ Calderon, Nora (27 February 2013). "Rules sa MMFF babaguhin na!". Philippine Star. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
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  10. ^ "MMDA announces 8 official entries for MMFF 2013". Lionheart.TV. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  11. ^ Bong Revilla backs out of 2013 MMFF
  12. ^ Aljur-Rhian film replaces Revilla starrer in MMFF 2013
  13. ^ No more 'Be Careful With My Heart' in MMFF
  14. ^ http://scoopboy.com/careful-heart-movie-mmff-2013/
  15. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/495241/francis-m-film-is-mmff-entry
  16. ^ Bubbles Salvador (December 18, 2013). "PEP Guide to MMFF 2013 New Wave Section". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  17. ^ "My Little Bossings grossed P50.4 million on MMFF 2013 opening day". Philippine Entertainment Portal. December 27, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  18. ^ "Kita ng 2013 MMFF, P1B na; entry ni Vic Sotto, nangunguna pa rin sa takilya". Remate. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
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  20. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (March 6, 2014). "39th MMFF entries gross almost P1 billion; MMDA chairman bares plans to open MMFF archives". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved August 11, 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2012 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
2014 Metro Manila Film Festival