1983 Metro Manila Film Festival
|1983 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 1983 to January 3, 1984|
|Most awards||Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag (6)|
The 9th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1983. Only eight movies participated.
Cine Suerte's Karnal won the Best Picture and other four awards. The major individual awards, however, was garnered by Lea Productions' Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag including Best Actor and Best Actress for Anthony Alonzo and Coney Reyes respectively, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Willie Milan among others. Other awardees include the films Hot Property and Tengteng de Sarapen.
|Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing||Christopher de Leon, Edgar Mortiz, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado, Nora Aunor, Jaime Fabregas, Larry Lawrence||Vanguard Films||Peque Gallaga|
|Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag||Anthony Alonzo, Coney Reyes, Eddie Garcia, Perla Bautista, Alicia Alonzo||Lea Productions||Willie Milan|
|D'Godson||Nino Muhlach, William Martinez, Susan Bautista, Panchito, Pepe Pimentel, Nanette Inventor, Manny Luna, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Bayani Casimiro, Jimmy Santos, Palito, Joaquin Fajardo, Fred Panopio||D'Wonder Films||J. Erastheo Navoa|
|Gunfighter||Lito Lapid, Connie Angeles, Chuck Biller, Cole Mackay, Paul Jones, Marlene Chavez, Brad Fletcher||Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions||Romy Suzara|
|Hot Property||Carmi Martin, Phillip Salvador, Dennis Roldan, Vic Diaz, Tony Santos, Sr.||Golden Dragon Films||Lino Brocka|
|Karnal||Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, Vic Silayan, Joel Torre, Cecille Castillo||Cine Suerte||Marilou Diaz-Abaya|
|Over My Dead Body||Tony Ferrer, Efren Reyes, Jr., Bembol Roco, Raoul Aragon, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Lolita Marquez||Sunfilms International||Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista|
|Tengteng De Sarapen||Dolphy, Alma Moreno, Panchito, Jaypee de Guzman, Raoul Aragonn, Bayani Casimiro, Teroy de Guzman, Palito, Ben David, Rocco Montalban, Larry Silva, Allan Bautista, Max Vera||RVQ Productions||Frank Gray, Jr.|
Winners and nominees
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Sound Engineering||Best Cinematography|
|Best Editing||Best Music|
|Best Art Direction||Best Screenplay|
|Best Child Performer|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|6||Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag|
|1||Teng Teng de Sarapen|
During the awards night, many were surprised after Coney Reyes won the Best Actress award for the movie Bago Kumalat ang Dugo and Anthony Alonzo is given the Best Actor award for the same movie, besting acting greats Charito Solis, Phillip Salvador, and Vic Silayan, who were all in the movie Karnal. In addition, juror's standards of giving Willie Milan the Best Director award against Lino Brocka is questioned.
- "THE 1983 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "KARNAL" BEST PICTURE". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-12.
- The Times Journal. "Karnal Metro Manila Filmfest top awardee". December 28, 1983. Newspaper Print.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1983". Internet Movie Database.
- "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- "A look at the past MMFF controversies". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
1982 Metro Manila Film Festival
|Metro Manila Film Festival
| Succeeded by|
1984 Metro Manila Film Festival