1986 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1986 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date December 25, 1986 (1986-12-25) to January 3, 1987 (1987-01-03)
Site Manila
Best Picture none[Note 1]
Halimaw sa Banga(3rd Best Picture)
Most awards Halimaw sa Banga (10)

The 12th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1986.

NCV productions' Halimaw sa Banga romped away 10 of the 12 awards given including the Best Director and Best Actor for Mario O'Hara - Banga Episode and Best Actress for Liza Lorena - Banga Episode among others. The film also garnered the Third Best Picture Award. Romy Vitug won the Best Cinematography Award for Celso Ad. Castillo's Payaso while the director's son, Chris Ad Castillo, received the Best Supporting Actor Award for Augusto Buenaventura's Bagets Gang.[1][2]


Title Starring Studio Director
Bagets Gang Jinggoy Estrada, Rio Locsin, ER Ejercito, Robin Padilla, Christopher Ad. Castillo Amazaldy Film Production Augusto Buenaventura
Bangkay Mo Akong Hahakbangan Dante Varona, Melissa Mendez, Paquito Diaz, Millicent Bautista, Aurora Sevilla, Fred Moro, Usman Hassim, Rocco Montalban and Joko Diaz Bathala Films Dante Varona
Captain Barbell Edu Manzano, Herbert Bautista, Lea Salonga, Dennis Da Silva, Bing Loyzaga, Nova Villa, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez, Beth Bautista Viva Films Leroy Salvador
Halimaw Liza Lorena, Gina Pareno, Michael de Mesa, Mario O'Hara, Ruel Vernal, Maritess Gutierrez, Ronel Victor, Jaime Fabregas, Ian Kristoffer de Leon & Lotlot de Leon NCV Films Christopher de Leon & Mario O' Hara
Payaso German Moreno and the All-Star Cast Sialina Film Enterprises Celso Ad. Castillo
Salamangkero: The Magician Michael de Mesa, Gina Alajar, Liza Lorena, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Tanya Gomez, Dick Israel, Odette Khan, Ruben Rustia, Tom-Tom, Sunshine Aces Films Tata Esteban
Tuklaw Charito Solis, Nadia Montenegro, Anjo Yllana, Richard Gomez, Janice Jurado, Zandro Zamora, Lucita Soriano, Jaime Fabregas, Robert Talabis Golden Lion Films Carlo J. Caparas

Winners and nominees[edit]


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

Best Film Best Director
  • None
    • Halimaw sa Banga - NCV productions (3rd)
    • Bagets Gang
    • Payaso
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Christopher Ad. Castillo – Bagets Gang
  • Maritess Gutierrez – Halimaw sa Banga
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
  • Romeo Vitug – Payaso
Best Sound Engineering Best Music
  • Rodel Capule – Halimaw sa Banga
  • Jaime Fabregas – Halimaw sa Banga
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Ian de Leon – Halimaw sa Banga
  • Efren Jarlego – Halimaw sa Banga

Multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
10 Halimaw sa Banga

Ceremony Information[edit]

Gabi ng Parangal[edit]

The following are the key people during the "Gabi ng Parangal".[2]

  • Guest Speaker: Kris Aquino - representative of President Cory Aquino
  • Metro Manila Commission officer in charge and executive chairman of the 1986 MMFF - Joey Lina

Lack of Award categories[edit]

The 1986 Metro Manila Film Festival was considered the worst in the 12-year history of the annual 10-day festival of local movies. For the first time, it did not give out the traditional first and second Best Picture awards as well as the other two categories: Best Story and Best Screenplay. According to one of the jurors, Tingting Cojuangco stated: "No one of the seven entries deserved these awards..." He added that they: "...would like to express [their] concern over the current state of the Philippine movie industry as reflected in the entries to the year's MMFF...[The entries] failed to reinforce and inculcate positive Filipino values by portraying negative stereotypes, imitating foreign films and perpetuating commercially-oriented movies...".[4]


  1. ^ Many awards were not given including the "Best Picture" category. Only the "Third Best Picture Award was given.


  1. ^ "THE 1986 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: THE WORST IN 12 YEARS". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  2. ^ a b The Times Journal. "Controversy Rocks film festival". December 29, 1986. Newspaper Print.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1986". Internet Movie Database. 
  4. ^ Cojuangco, Tingting. Metro Manila Film Festival Award Ceremonies. ULTRA, Pasig. December 27, 1986.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
Succeeded by
1987 Metro Manila Film Festival