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40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2014 List of Winners


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MANILA, Philippines - The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) organizers announce the full list of winners and awardees for the 2014 film competition in the awards night held on Saturday, December 27 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

40TH MMFF 2014 winners


Eight (8) official entries have competed for the 2014 MMFF major award categories such as best picture, best actor, best actress and best director.

Entries to MMFF 2014 include Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, Muslim Magnum .357, Praybeyt Benjamin 2, Feng Shui 2, My Big Bossing's Adventures, Shake, Rattle & Roll XV, and English Only, Please.

Official entries MMFF 2014


This year's MMFF also includes 5 full-length entries under New Wave category. Official entries which were launched last November at Resorts World Manila are Ato Bautista's Gemini; Zig Dulay's M. (Mother's Maiden Name); Jason Paul Laxamana's Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker); Arlyn Dela Cruz's Maratabat (Pride and Honor), and Diane Ventura's Mulat (Awaken). Independent films were screened from December 16 to 24, 2014 at SM Megamall and Glorietta 4 cinemas.

The mainstream festival has kicked-off on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and will have ongoing nationwide screening until the first week of January 2014. During the festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine cinemas in order to showcase locally produced films.

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Here is the complete list of winners for the 2014 MMFF (Updated):
  • New Wave Special Jury Prize (shorts): "Kalaw" by Asia Pacific Institute
  • Best Float: Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
  • Youth Choice Film Awards: Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
  • New Wave Best Actor: Allen Dizon for "Magkakabaung"
  • New Wave Best Supporting Actor: Kristopher King for "Maratabat"
  • New Wave Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Sevilla for "Mother's Maiden Name"
  • New Wave Best Actress: Zsa Zsa Padilla for "Mother's Maiden Name"
  • New Wave Best Director: Jason Paul Laxamana for "Magkakabaung"
  • New Wave Special Jury Prize: "Mother's Maiden Name"
  • New Wave Best Picture: "Magkakabaung" by Jason Paul Laxamana
  • Best Musical Score: Von de Guzman for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Best Sound Engineer: Wild Sound for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Best Theme Song: Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
  • Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon for "My Big Bossing"
  • Best Make Up: Kubot The Aswang Chronicles 2
  • Best Visual Effects: Mothership Inc. for "Kubot The Aswang Chronicles 2"
  • Best Production Design: Ericsson Navarro for "Kubot The Aswang Chronicles 2"
  • Best Editor: Marya Ignacio for "English Only Please"
  • Best Cinematographer: Carlo Mendoza for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Face of the Night: Nadine Lustre
  • Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Film: Robin Padilla for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Joey Marquez for "Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2"
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lotlot de Leon for "Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2"
  • Best Director: Dan Villegas for "English Only Please"
  • Best Story: Antoinette Jadaone and Dan Villegas for "English Only Please"
  • Best Screenplay: Antoinette Jadaone for "English Only Please"
  • Special MMFF 40th Year Award: MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino
  • Best Cinematographer: "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Robin Padilla and producers for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • MMFF 2014 3rd Best Picture: "Kubot The Aswang Chronicles 2"
  • MMFF 2014 2nd Best Picture: "English, Only Please"
  • MMFF 2014 Best Picture: "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
  • Best Actor: Derek Ramsay for "English Only Please"
  • Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado for "English Only, Please"

Father Larry Faraon opened the 40th MMFF awards night ceremony with a prayer. The event which was hosted by comedian-host Edu Manzano and 'Feng Shui 2' star Kris Aquino will have a telecast on ABS-CBN Channel 2 after 'The Voice of the Philippines' Season 2.

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