39th Metro Manila Film Festival

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2013 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date25 December 2013 (2013-12-25) to 8 January 2014 (2014-01-08)
Official websitewebsite
Best Picture10,000 Hours
Most awards10,000 Hours (12)
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2013 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date25 December 2013 (2013-12-25) to 8 January 2014 (2014-01-08)
Official websitewebsite
Best Picture10,000 Hours
Most awards10,000 Hours (12)
 < 38thMetro Manila Film Festival40th > 

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 twelve, 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] Here are the 8 official entries as of 22 November 2013.

Official EntriesStarringStudioDirectorGenre
10,000 HoursRobin Padilla, Alden Richards, Joem Bascon, Mylene Dizon, Pen Medina, Michael de Mesa, Bobby Andrews, Bela Padilla, Joross Gamboa Special Participation: Sen. Lito Lapid, Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Raymart Santiago, Efren Reyes & Phillip SalvadorPhilippine Film Studios, N2 Productions and VIVA FilmsJoyce BernalAction, drama, thriller
Girl, Boy, Bakla, TomboyVice Ganda, Maricel Soriano, Joey MarquezStar Cinema & VIVA FilmsWenn DeramasComedy
Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng PrequelEugene Domingo, Sam Milby, Angel Aquino, Joel TorreSpring Films, MJM Productions, and Quantum FilmsChris MartinezComedy, action
Pagpag: Siyam na BuhayKathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Paulo Avelino, Shaina MagdayaoStar Cinema & Regal FilmsFrasco MortizHorror, suspense, romance
My Little BossingsVic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Ryzza Mae Dizon, James 'Bimby' Aquino-YapOctoArts Films, M-ZET, APT Entertainment & Kris Aquino ProductionsMarlon RiveraComedy
Kaleidoscope WorldSef Cadayona, Yassi Pressman, Alma ConcepcioniAct ProductionsEliza CornejoRomance, dance film
Pedro Calungsod: Batang MartirRocco Nacino, Christian Vasquez, Jestoni Alarcon, Robert Correa, Ryan Eigenmann, Victor Basa, Johan SantosHPI Synergy Group & Wings EntertainmentFrancis O. VillacortaBiography, epic
Boy GoldenJeorge Estregan, KC Concepcion, Tonton Gutierrez, John Estrada, Gloria Sevilla, Eddie Garcia, Joem Bascon, Baron Geisler, Jhong Hilario, Paolo SerranoViva Films and Scenema Concepts International Inc.Chito S. RoñoAction, 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 PictureBest Director
Best ActorBest Actress
Best Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural AwardFernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence
Best ScreenplayBest Original Story
Gender Sensitivity AwardBest Cinematography
Best EditorBest Production Design
Best Visual EffectsBest Make-up Artist
Best Original Theme SongBest Musical Scorer
Best Sound EngineerBest Child Performer
Youth Choice AwardBest Float

New Wave Category[edit]

New Wave Full-Length Category[edit]

Best PictureBest 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 ActorBest Actress
  • Wilfredo Layug, Bor Ocampo, and Bambalito Lacap - Dukit
Most Gender Sensitivity AwardSpecial Jury Prize
  • Island Dreams
  • Mga Anino ng Kahapon

Other Awards[edit]

Multiple awards[edit]

External links[edit]

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


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  4. ^ "Animahenasyon". Animahenasyon. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
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  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
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