WINNERS: 39th Metro Manila Film Festival
Winners of the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers announced the best films for the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in the awards night held Friday, December 27, at the Meralco Theater.

The MMFF kicked off Christmas Day, December 25, with 8 full-length films in the main competition. The annual festival also included 5 indie films, 5 animated shorts, and 3 student-made shorts under the New Wave category. Under the Cinephone category, the festival featured 4 films made entirely through text messages.

The annual Parade of Stars on December 22 presented the 8 main competition entries through floats.

Here are the winners:

  • New Wave Student Short Film Special Jury Prize: #NoFilter, Mapua Institute of Technology
  • New Wave Short Film Best Picture: Ang Paglisan
  • Best Float Award: Boy Golden
  • Youth Choice Award: Pagpag
  • Best New Wave Film: Dukit by Armando Lao
  • Animation Jury Prize: Ang Lalong ni Kulakog
  • Animation Best Picture: Kaleh and Mbaki
  • Best New Wave Film Director: Armando Lao for Dukit
  • New Wave Best Actress: Agot Isidro
  • New Wave Best Actor: Bor Ocampo, Willy Layug, Bambalito Lacap for Dukit
  • New Wave Special Jury Prize: Mga Anino ng Kahapon
  • New Wave Best Picture: Dukit
  • Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon, My Little Bossings
  • Best Festival Sound Recording: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Musical Score: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Original Theme Song: My Little Bossings
  • Best Makeup: Pagpag
  • Best Visual Effects: 10,000 Hours Best 
  • Production Design: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Editing: 10,000 Hours 
  • Best Cinematography: 10,000 Hours
  • Gender Sensitive Award – New Wave Student Category: Hintayin mo sa Seq. 24
  • Gender Sensitive Award Main Category: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
  • Gender Sensitive Award – New Wave: Island Dreams
  • Special Recognition Award: Ronnie Ricketts
  • FPJ Memorial Award for Film Excellence: 10,000 Hours
  • Mavshack Male Star of the Night: Daniel Padilla, Pagpag
  • Mavshack Female Star of the Night: Eugene Domingo, Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel
  • Best Original Story: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Screenplay: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Director: Joyce Bernal, 10,000 Hours
  • Best Supporting Actor: Pen Medina, 10,000 Hours
  • Best Supporting Actress, Aiza Seguerra, My Little Bossings
  • Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: 10,000 Hours
  • 3rd Best Picture: My Little Bossings
  • 2nd Best Picture: Girl, Boy, Bakla. Tomboy
  • Best Picture: 10,000 Hours
  • Best Actor: Robin Padilla, 10,000 Hours
  • Best Actress: Maricel Soriano, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy

– with reports from Ira Agting/

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