The Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 Gabi ng Parangal was held at The Theater at Solaire in Pasay City on December 27, 2018.
Among the 8 films that competed for more than 20 awards in the festival, the LGBT-themed “Rainbow’s Sunset” garnered the most awards, bagging 11 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress in a leading role.
The horror film “Aurora” won 5 awards including 2nd Best Picture and Best Cinematography. “One Great Love” and “Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles” won 3 awards each.
“Fantastica”, “Otlum”, “The Girl in the Orange Dress”, and “Mary, Marry Me” did not win in any category.
Here’s the full list of winners for MMFF 2018:
- Best Picture : Rainbow’s Sunset
- 2nd Best Picture : Aurora
- 3rd Best Picture : One Great Love
- Best Director : Joel Lamangan (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Actor : Dennis Trillo (One Great Love)
- Best Actress : Gloria Romero (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Supporting Actor : Tony Mabesa (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Supporting Actress : Aiko Melendez (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Child Performer : Phoebe Villamor (Aurora)
- Best Screenplay : Rainbow’s Sunset
- Best Cinematography : Aurora
- Best Sound Design : Aurora
- Best Original Theme Song : “Sa’yo Na” (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Editing :
Tara Illenberger, Renewin Alano (Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles)
- Best Visual Effects :
Man Sabre, Jam Garcia (Aurora)
- Best Musical Score : One Great Love
- Best Production Design : Rainbow’s Sunset
- Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award : Rainbow’s Sunset
- Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award : Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
- Special Jury Prize : Max Collins (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Special Jury Prize : Eddie Garcia (Rainbow’s Sunset)
- Best Float : Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles
- Star of the Night (Male) : Jericho Rosales
- Star of the Night (Female) : Anne Curtis
- Best student short film : “Kasilyas” by Bulacan State University