Cherie Gil won the Best Actress Award in the 2015 Madrid International Film Festival. She was recognized for the film Mana, which is directed by Gabby Fernandez. This marks her second international award after winning Best Actress in the 2015 Asean International Film Festival & Awards for Sonata by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes. Cherie believes her late brother, actor Mark Gil, has been guiding her for all these international recognitions. The film Mana also chosen as the Best Feature Film, the top prize at the Madrid IFF. Both Cherie and Direk Gabby were in Spain to accept their awards.