‘Ekstra’ hailed as best foreign feature film in Houston fest
Jeffrey Jeturian’s drama-comedy film “Ekstra” was hailed as the grand winner for best foreign feature film during the awarding rites of the 48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival held on Sunday (Philippine time) in Texas, United States.
Ekstra, which starred seasoned actress Vilma Santos, also won a platinum Remi award for the comedy category in the film festival.
Teen actor Jake Vargas was named “Best Rising Star” for the film “Asintado,” whick also bagged a gold Remi award.
In the “mature themes” category, Joel Lamangan’s “Kamkam” was awarded a gold Remi, an honor also given to Perci Intalan’s “Dementia” in the horror/fantasy genre,.
The annual film festival, now on its 48th edition, honors excellence in various types of independent films and filmmaking.
For this year’s edition, only 51 films were chosen to premiere in the festival out of 500 entries from around the globe. AJH/ With a report from Bayani San Diego Jr.
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