WINNERS: Metro Manila Film Festival 2016

Here is the complete list of winners of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival as announced December 29, Thursday night at Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Irma Adlawan, ORO
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Paolo Ballesteros, DIE BEAUTIFUL
Best Picture: SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
Special Jury Prize: Rhed Bustamante, SEKLUSYON

Best Ensemble Cast: ORO
Best Supporting Actress: Phoebe Walker, SEKLUSYON
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bables, DIE BEAUTIFUL

Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
Best Director: Erik Matti, SEKLUSYON
Best Screenplay: SEKLUSYON
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: ORO

Male Celebrity of the Night: Ronnie Alonte
Female Celebrity of the Night: Rhian Ramos

Best Cinematography: SEKLUSYON
Best Editing: SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
Best Production Design: SEKLUSYON

Best Original Theme Song: “Dominus Miserere” – SEKLUSYON
Best Musical Scoring: SAVING SALLY
Best Sound Design: SEKLUSYON

My Most Favorite Film awardee: DIE BEAUTIFUL
Children’s Choice: VINCE & KATH & JAMES • SAVING SALLY • SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
Best Float: DIE BEAUTIFUL

Best Short Film: EJK
Short Film – Special Jury Prize: MANILA SCREAM
Short Film – Best Screenplay: MITATANG
Short Film – Best Work for Children: PASSAGE OF LIFE
Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio, MGA BITOON SA SIYUDAD

WATCH: MMFF 2016 official trailers

With the newly revamped Metro Manila Film Festival comes a surprising Magic 8 without the usual stars that Filipinos have gone accustomed to seeing during Christmas season.

The following are the official trailers for the 8 entries to MMFF 2016:


Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough

Directed by Marlon Rivera
Starring Eugene Domingo, Kean Cipriano, Jericho Rosales, Cai Cortez, Joel Torre


Die Beautiful

Directed by Jun Robles Lana
Starring Paolo Ballesteros, Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, Albie Casiño, Christian Bables, Inah De Belen, IC Mendoza, Cedrick Juan


Kabisera

Directed by Real Florido and Arturo San Agustin
Starring Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC de Vera, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri


 

Oro

Directed by Alvin Yapan
Starring Irma Adlawan, Mercedes Cabral, Joem Bascon, Sandino Martin


Saving Sally

Directed by Awid Liongoren
Starring Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos, TJ Trinidad


Seklusyon by Erik Matti, starring Ronnie Alonte, Dominic Roque, Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Rhed Bustamante, Elora Espano, Phoebe Walker


Sunday Beauty Queen

Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama
Starring Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jacob, Cherry Bretania, Leo Selomenio


Vince & Kath & James

Directed by Ted Boborol
Starring Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto, Ronnie Alonte, Maris Racal


The 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival will run from December 25 up to the second week of January.

8 full-length, 8 shorts revealed: MMFF 2016 movie lineup

The full lineup of films in competition in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMMF)  has been revealed Friday, November 18.

 

Full-length features:

DIE BEAUTIFUL
Production: The IdeaFirst Company
Director: Jun Robles Lana
Starring:  Paolo Ballesteros, Luis Alandy, Gladys Reyes, Albie Casino, Lou Veloso, Inah De Belen, IC Mendoza, Christian Bables.

KABISERA
Production:
Director: Real Florido and Arturo “Boy” San Agustin
Starring: Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC De Vera, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri, Perla Bautista, Ces Quesada, RJ Agustin, Ronwaldo Martin, and Kiko Matos

SAVING SALLY
Production:
Director: Avid Liongoren
Starring: Rhian Ramos, Enzo Marcos & TJ Trinidad.

SEKLUSYON
Production: Reality Entertainment
Director: Erik Matti
Starring: Dominic Roque, Ronnie Alonte (of Hashtag), John Vic De Guzman (volleyball player), JR Versales (model), Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Elora Españo, Phoebe Walker, & Rhed Bustamante.

SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN
Production:
Director: Babyruth Villarama-Gutierrez
Starring: Hazel Perdid, Maylyn Jocob, Cherry Bretania & Leo Selomenio

ORO
Production:
Director: Alvin Yapan
Starring: Joem Bascon

VINCE, KATH AND JAMES
Production: Star Cinema
Director: Theodore Boborol
Starring: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia & Ronni Alonte

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK PART 2: FOREVER IS NOT ENOUGH
Production: Martinez Rivera Films and Quantum Films in association with TBA
Director: Marlon Rivera
Starring: Eugene Domingo, Jericho Rosales, Joel Torre, Agot Isidro, Cai Cortez, Kean Cipriano & Khalil Ramos

Short films:

BIRDS by Christian Polo Lat

EJK by Bor Ocampo

MANILA SCREAM by Roque Lee & Blair Camilo

MGA BITOON SA SIYUDAD (Stars in the City) by Jarell Serecio

MITATANG by Arvin Jezer Gagui

MOMO by Avid Liongoren

PASSAGE OF LIFE by Renz Vincemark Cruz & Hannah Daryl Gayapa

SITSIRITSIT by Brian Spencer Reyes

The festival will open on Christmas Day, December 25, and will run for a few weeks thereafter.

The Parade of Stars will be on December 23. The Awards Night is scheduled on January 8, 2017.