All The Winners At Metro Manila Film Festival 2021
"Big Night!" and "Kun Maupay Man it Panahon" won big at MMFF 2021's "Gabi ng Parangal" awards ceremony
The Metro Manila Film Festival 2021 has eight entries: A Hard Day, Big Night!, Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw, Huwag Kang Lalabas, Kun Maupay Man it Panahon, Love at First Stream, Nelia, and The Exorsis. The annual Christmas holidays festival is currently on its 47th edition.
MMFF 2021 held its Parade of Stars last December 19. But instead of the traditional motorcade, a fluvial parade was held for the first time in the history of the film festival. Two days after the movies were released in cinemas on Christmas day, MMFF held a "Gabi ng Parangal" awards ceremony in SM Aura Premier in Taguig City.
Last year, both events were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the entries were made available online. This year, the MMFF entries returned to cinemas after over a year of lockdowns that caused temporary mall closures and restricted shuttered mass-gathering venues.
Big Night! (starring Christian Bables) and Kun Maupay Man it Panahon (starring Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, and Rans Rifol) were the night's big winners.
Check out the gallery below for the full list of winners at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2021:
MMFF 2021 Winners
MMFF 2021 Winners
Best Picture: "Big Night!"
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Christian Bables, "Big Night!"
Best Director: Jun Lana, "Big Night!"
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: John Arcilla, "Big Night!"
Best Musical Score: "Big Night!," Teresa Barrozo
Best Cinematography: "Big Night!," Carlo Canlas Mendoza
Gender Sensitivity Award: "Big Night!"
Best Screenplay: "Big Night!," Jun Lana
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Charo Santos-Concio, "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
2nd Best Picture: "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Rans Rifol, "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
Best Production Design: "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon," Whammy Alcazaren
MMFF Jury Prize Award: Daniel Padilla, "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
Best Visual Effects: "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon"
Best Float: "Huwag Kang Lalabas"
Photo Credit: MJ Felipe
3rd Best Picture: "A Hard Day"
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award: "A Hard Day"
Best Editing: "A Hard Day," Lawrence Fajardo
Best Sound: "A Hard Day," Albert Michael Idioma
Best Original Theme Song: "Umulan Man o Umaraw" from "Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw"
Photo Credit: @direklouieignacio
MMFF Creator Jury’s Choice: "Kandado" of Pio Balbuena (short film)
Photo Credit: @piobalbuena
Veteran actress Rosa Rosal also received the Marichu Vera Perez Memorial Award.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Lead photos from @charosantos @theideafirstcompany