Vilma Santos' 'Ekstra' wins at New York Festivals

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2015 11:50 AM | Updated as of Apr 15 2015 07:50 PM

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.