1994 Metro Manila Film Festival
|1994 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 1994 to January 3, 1995|
|Most awards||Lucas Abelardo (6)|
The 20th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in December 1994. This film festival is notable because no film won the award for Best Picture, the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. When asked on the absence of these awards, Board of Jurors chairman Alejandro Roces stated that none of the entries during that year were deserving of the awards. Furthermore, this film festival is different from the Manila Film Festival (MFF) that took place earlier that year, which was marked by a scandal over the recipient of the Best Actor and Best Actress award.
|Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guwapo||Ian Veneracion, Kimberly Diaz, Ramon Christopher, Dick Israel, Bob Soler, Max Laurel, Dencio Padilla, Jimmy Fabregas||Mahogany Pictures and Moviestars Productions||Augusto Salvador|
|Lucas Abelardo||Roi Vinzon, Dante Rivero, Bembol Roco, Bob Soler, Karen Timbol, Zando Zamora, King Gutierrez, Conrad Poe, Levy Ignacio, Dencio Padilla||Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions and Levin Films||Jose "Kaka" Balagtas|
|Mama's Boys 2: Let's Go Na!||Anjo Yllana, Ogie Alcasid, Michael V., Patrick Guzman, Sunshine Cruz, Lailani Navarro, Aileen Angeles, Jennifer Mendoza||OctoArts Films||Tony Y. Reyes|
|Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko||Janno Gibbs, Chiquito, Leo Martinez, Jun Aristorenas, Vina Morales, Donita Rose, Arnmel Ignacio, Malu de Guzman||VIVA Films||J. Erastheo Navoa|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll V||Regal Films||Manny Castaneda and Jose Javier Reyes|
|Wanted: Perfect Father||Dolphy, Dawn Zulueta, Edu Manzano, Babalu, Jeffrey Quizon, Rochelle Barrameda||Star Cinema||Efren Jarlego|
Winners and nominees
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Art Direction||Best Cinematography|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Story||Best Screenplay|
|Best Original Song||Best Music|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Make-up|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Float|
|Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|5||Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko|
|3||Kanto Boy: Anak ni Totoy Guwapo|
|1||Shake, Rattle & Roll V|
Lack of Award-winners
During the "Gabi ng Parangal" held in PICC, December 27 of Tuesday night, Alejandro Roces, chairman of the Board of Jurors announced that: "none of the entries was deserving". Therefore, the six major awards (Three Best Pictures, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Best Director, and Best Screenplay) were not given. On the side note, the Manila Film Fest (MFF) had a similar, but different case in which both the Best Actress and Best Actor awards were given to Ruffa Gutierrez and Gabby Concepcion respectively instead of the supposed-to-be winners.
- Most of the major awards were not given including the "Best Picture" category.
- The following categories are not given: "Best Picture", "Second Best Picture", "Third Best Picture", "Best Director", "Best Screenplay", "Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards".
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1993 Metro Manila Film Festival
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1995 Metro Manila Film Festival