MANILA – The independent film “Estra” starring veteran actress Vilma Santos won at the recently concluded New York Festivals.
The movie was nominated in the Best Feature Film category, and it bagged a bronze world medal.
Originally an entry to the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in 2013, “Ekstra” marked the indie film debut of Santos.
It was later commercially released by ABS-CBN's film production outfit, Star Cinema after it bagged several awards at the 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.
On the movie, Santos plays a professional TV and film "extra" who opts to withstand harsh conditions to fulfill her passion.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN also bagged several recognitions including three finalist certificates for “Umagang Kay Ganda - Wrath of Haiayan” under the Best Coverage of Breaking News category, “Compassion and Empathy for our Fellow Man” under the News Promotion Category, and “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan” under the National/International Affairs category.
ABS-CBN was also given a bronze world medal for its documentary titled “Haiayan” under the Cinematography category.