1981 Metro Manila Film Festival

1981 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 1981 (1981-12-25) to January 3, 1982 (1982-01-03)
Best Picture Kisapmata
Most awards Kisapmata (10)

The 7th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1981.

Bancom Audiovision's Kisapmata, a movie about a deranged retired policeman, won ten of the thirteen awards in the 1981 Metro Manila Film Festival including the Best Picture, Best Director for Mike de Leon, and Best Actor for Vic Silayan and among others. Vilma Santos was named Best Actress for her role in Sining Silangan's Karma.

FPJ Productions' Pagbabalik ng Panday was the top grosser of the festival.[1]


Title Starring Studio Director
Ang Babae sa UlogRicky Belmonte, Jean Saburit, Maria Victoria, Yasmin Ayesa, Alan Bautista, Karen LopezBaby Pascual Films & AssociatesEd Palmos
IndioDante Varona, Chiqui Hollmann, Lirio Vital, Romy Diaz, Subas Herrero, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Odette Khan, Dave BrodettLea ProductionsCarlo J. Caparas
Init O' LamigCharito Solis, Dindo Fernando, Elizabeth Oropesa, Chanda Romero, Gina AlajarCinex Films & F. Puzon Film EnterprisesEddie Rodriguez
KamlonRamon Revilla, Anthony Alonzo, Isabel Rivas, Rosemarie de Vera, Eddie Garcia, George Estregan, Nick Romano, Arnold Mendoza, Laarni EnriquezImus ProductionsJose Yandoc
Kapitan KidlatElizabeth Oropesa, Chanda Romero, Celia Rodriguez, Dranreb Belleza, Michael de Mesa, Rio Locsin, Carlo Gabriel Premiere Productions Emmanuel Borlaza
KarmaVilma Santos, Ronaldo Valdez, Chanda Romero, Tommy Abuel Sining SilanganDanny Zialcita
KisapmataVic Silayan, Jay Ilagan, Charo Santos, Charito SolisBancom AudiovisionMike de Leon
Pagbabalik ng PandayFernando Poe, Jr., Tina Revilla, Bentot, Jr., Rosemarie Gil, Lito Anzures, Jose Romulo, Lilian Laing, Max AlvaradoFPJ ProductionsRonwaldo Reyes
Rock n' RollNora Aunor, Lloyd Samartino, Mark Gil, Ricky DavaoNV Productions & Annie Batungbakal Productions Maryo J. de los Reyes
Tropang Bulilit Niño Muhlach, Sheryl Cruz, Andrea Bautista, Janice de Belen, Lea Salonga, Donna Villa, Lloyd Samartino, Manny LunaD'Wonder FilmsJ. Erastheo Navoa

Winners and nominees


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3]

Best Film Best Director
  • Kisapmata - Bancom Audiovision
    • Ang Babae Sa Ulog
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Sound Engineering Best Cinematography
  • Ver Reyes Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday
Best Child Performer Best Story
  • Bentot, Jr. Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday and
  • Dranreb Belleza Kapitan Kidlat
Best Screenplay Best Editing
Best Art Direction

Multiple awards

Films with multiple awards

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
10 Kisapmata
2 Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday
1 Karma
Kapitan Kidlat


  1. "THE 1981 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "KISAPAMATA" TOP AWARDEE". Video48. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
  2. "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1981". Internet Movie Database.
  3. The Times Journal. "Kisapmata wins nine awards". December 28, 1981. Newspaper Print.

External links

Preceded by
1980 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1982 Metro Manila Film Festival
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