Vilma Santos’ ‘Ekstra’ Bags Major Awards in Cinemalaya 2013

Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos' latest film, "Ekstra" (The Bit Player) bagged major honors at the recently concluded Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, where Vilma was hailed as best actress.


Under the direction of award-winning director Jeffrey Jeturian and co-produced by Star Cinema and Quantum Films, “Ekstra” shone bright in Cinemalaya’s Director’s Showcase category as it clinched several major honors including the audience choice award, jury prize, netpac, best screenplay for Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone and Direk Jeffrey, and best supporting actress for Ruby Ruiz.

“Ekstra” is a touching drama-comedy film that revolves around the life of Loida Malabanan (played by Vilma), a hardworking single mother who passionately works as as bit player for television and movies.

Taking pride of the film’s outstanding storytelling and portrayal and as part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary in the movie industry, the country’s largest film outfit and Quantum Films will offer “Ekstra” via nationwide theatrical release next Wednesday (August 14).

Aside from Ate Vi, also part of the “Ekstra” cast in special roles are Ruby, Tart Carlos of “Be Careful With My Heart,” Cherie gil, Pilar Pilapil, Nico Antonio, Tom Rodriguez, Direk Marlon Rivera, Vince de Jesus and many more.

Also featured in Vilma’s milestone movie is the special participation of Richard ‘Ser Chief’ Yap, Marian Rivera, and Piolo Pascual.


Don’t miss the Star for All Seasons’ newest film, “Ekstra” to hit cinemas nationwide on August 14, 2013.

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5 Comments on Vilma Santos’ ‘Ekstra’ Bags Major Awards in Cinemalaya 2013

  1. Vilma have all the love and respectin movie industry!!

  2. Vilma a star for all season! Most well love actress she a respected actress and politician!!!

  3. Yolly Saunders // August 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm //

    Compare to thy womb extra is way way far behind sorry for speaking up but it’s the truth and wether u like it or not I don’t really care.

  4. Yolly Saunders // August 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm //

    The movie is walang kwenta I”am sorry!

  5. Masuwerte tayo at may Vilma Santos a truly icon na nagbibigay sa ating ng mga magagandang pelikula.Patunay na tinitingala at patuloy na hinahangaan ng masa.”THE” Queenstar of the Phil Cinema.THE MOVIE QUEEN !.

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