The Cinemalaya award-winning comedy-drama film EKSTRA by Star Cinema and Quantum Films will hold its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Early this month, “Ekstra” reaped major honors at the Director’s Showcase category of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2013. It received the audience choice award, jury prize, netpac, best screenplay for Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone and Direk Jeffrey, best supporting actress for Ruby Ruiz, and best actress for Vilma.

The Jeffrey Jeturian film which hits cinemas nationwide today (August 14) also gained a unanimous grade of “A” from the Cinema Evalution Board (CEB).

“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.

Part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary in the movie industry, “Ekstra” also features Ruby, Tart Carlos of “Be Careful With My Heart,” Cherie gil, Pilar Pilapil, Nico Antonio, Tom Rodriguez, Direk Marlon Rivera, Vince de Jesus with the special participation of Richard ‘Ser Chief’ Yap, Marian Rivera, Piolo Pascual and many others.

EKSTRA will be shown in Toronto, Canada on September 8 and 10.

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