| December 25, 2014 (2014-12-25) to January 7, 2015 (2015-01-07)|
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (9)
The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival is the edition of the annual film festival that is held in Metro Manila, Philippines and is organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). During the film festival, no foreign films are shown in Philippine cinemas and theaters in order to showcase locally produced films. The film festival began on December 23, 2014 and was kicked off by the yearly Parade of Stars' float parade starting from the Quirino Grandstand. It is expected to run until January 7 of the following year.
The awards night commenced on December 27, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center, and was hosted by Edu Manzano and Kris Aquino. It was also aired via delayed telecast on ABS-CBN.
2014 Metro Manila Film Festival Wikipedia
The official list of entries were announced on June 21, 2014. From the 13 submissions, 8 were chosen for the festival;
MMDA started to accept entries for the New Wave category until October 7, 2014. On October 24, 2014, the official list of entries were announced. Films were screened on selected cinemas from December 17 to 24, 2014.
The following are the winners of the mainstream category:Commemorative Award for Vision and Leadership – Joseph Estrada
Special MMFF 40th Year Award – Francis Tolentino
Special Recognition Award (posthumous) – Guillermo de Vega; accepted by wife Maria de Vega
Face of the Night – Nadine Lustre
The following are the winners of the New Wave category:Best Picture – Magkakabaung
Best Director – Jason Paul Laxamana, Magkakabaung
Best Actor – Allen Dizon, Magkakabaung
Best Actress – Zsa Zsa Padilla, M (Mother's Maiden Name)
Best Supporting Actor – Kristoffer King, Maratabat (Pride and Honor)
Best Supporting Actress – Gloria Sevilla, M (Mother's Maiden Name)
Special Jury Prize – M (Mother's Maiden Name)
Best Student Film – Bundok Chubibo by Glenn Barit
Student Film Special Jury Prize – Kalaw by Immy Rempis
Best Animation Film – An Maogmang Lugar by Mary Espedido
Animation Film Special Jury Prize – Cherry by Dustin Uy
The Metro Manila Development Authority was criticized for releasing incomplete official earnings of each film. This led to some film studios releasing their own earnings.