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FULL LIST: MMFF 2017 winners
Maridol Rañoa-Bismark ( - December 28, 2017 - 2:33am
MANILA, Philippines — The 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) gave out its major honors in an awards night held on Wednesday in Kia Theater, Quezon City.

The 2017 MMFF was formally launched on March 7. As part of the launch, changes to the composition of the Executive Committee, the deciding body that proclaimed the official entries and winners, were announced. The changes were made to include other sectors of the local film industry, such as the government, academe, private sector, and media.

The first four entries were declared last June 30 and were selected based on their submitted scripts. The final four were announced last November 17. Out of 26 submitted entries, the final eight chosen are "All of You," "Gandarrapido! The Revenger Squad," "Meant to `Beh," "Ang Panday," "Deadma Walking," "Haunted Forest," "Ang Larawan" and "Siargao."

Out of these eight, the winners are the following:

Best Actress: Joanna Ampil (“Ang Larawan”)

Best Actor: Derek Ramsay (“All of You”)

Best Picture:  “Ang Larawan”

Second Best Picture: “Siargao”

Third Best Picture: “All of You”

Best Supporting Actress: Jasmine Curtis-Smith (“Siargao”)

Best Supporting Actor: Edgar Allan Guzman (“Deadma Walking”)

Best Director: Paul Soriano (“Siargao”)

Best Child Performer: Bae-by Baste (“Meant to Beh”)

Best Sound: “Siargao”

Best Musical Score: “Ang Larawan”

Best Original Theme Song: “Siargao”

Best Visual Effects: “Ang Panday”

Best Production Design:  “Ang Larawan”

Best Full-Length Film – People’s Choice Award: “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad”

Best Editing: “Siargao”

Best Cinematography: “Siargao”

Best Screenplay: “All of You”

Best Visual Effects: “Ang Panday”

Best Production Design: “Ang Larawan”

Children’s Choice: “Ang Panday”

FPJ Memorial Award: “Ang Panday”

Gatpuno J. Villegas Cultural Award: “Ang Larawan”

Special Jury Prize:

Nick Joaquin (“Portrait of the Artist as Filipino”)

Rodel Nacianceno a.k.a. Coco Martin

Short Film – People’s Choice Award – “Noel”

Short Film – Best Picture – “Anong Nangyari kay Nicanor Dante?”

Best Float: “Deadma Walking”


Overall, “Siargao” and "Ang Larawan" got the most awards with seven (including the Special Jury Prize for Nick Joaquin for "Ang Larawan"); followed by “Ang Panday” with five (including the Special Jury Prize for Coco Martin); “All of You” with three; “Deadma Walking” with two; and one each for “Meant to Beh” and “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad.” 

As a new rule, MMFF will announce the highest-grossing film and only allows entries to declare their sales after the festival culminates on January 7.

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