10 years old Barbara Miguel emerged as the youngest winner in this year’s Harlem International Film Festival where she bagged the Best Actress trophy at the festival’s conclusion in New York.
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In the latest celebrity update, Barbara Miguel was cited for her powerful portrayal of Krista, a nine-year-old child impregnated by her own father in the indie film “Nuwebe.” Krista is considered as the youngest mother in Philippine history.
In fact, the movie is based on real-life accounts recently competed in the Cinemalaya new breed category.
The award is the young star’s second acting trophy after winning Best Child Actress for the indie movie “Migrante” at the 61st Film Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards early this year.
“We are of course very happy of her win. We didn’t expect it because the competition was pretty tough,” director Israel Laban said.
The New York-based international film festival is described as “a marriage of Little Africa to El Barrio, Jazz to Dance, History to Art, and Film to one of the world’s most dynamic communities.”
Director Laban insisted that the Kapuso star stood among the 200 child actors who auditioned for the character of Krista. The director said Barbara later became their “only choice” for the lead role.
“She was really good. She worked hard studying the script and her character,” Laban said when asked how Barbara bested older nominees.
The indie film also stars Jake Cuenca, Nadine Samonte, Anita Linda and Manny Castańeda.
Furthermore, “Nuwebe” has since made the rounds of various international film fests, including Montreal World Film Festial in Canada and MovieMov Italian Film Festival in Rome.
Meanwhile, The film is also expected to be screened in the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival.