Pinay Actress Honored at New York Fest – MANILA, Philippines – Therese ‘Teri’ Malvar (photo) will be honored with the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award at the 14th New York Asian Film Festival that will run from June 22 to 29 in New York City.
Screen Daily reports that “Malvar is being recognized for her performances in ‘daring roles that have expanded the range of contemporary Philippines’ cinema.’ The 15-year-old actress will be presented with her award before a screening of Ralston Jover’s Hamog (Haze), in which she plays a violent street kid who infiltrates a twisted household as its maid.”
Japan’s Go Ayano and China’s Jenny Lin will also receive the same award.
Teri has already won two Best Actress awards for her debut film Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (2013, 1st CineFilipino Film Festival) and Hamog by Ralston Jover (2015, 10th Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival), and three nominations, all for Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (2014 Gawad Urian Best Actress, 2014 Golden Screen Awards Breakthrough Performance by an Actress and 2014 Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year).
Teri’s latest film is Sakaling Hindi Makarating by Ice Idanan, Second Best Picture and Best Director (Idanan) in the 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival.
This year marks the third Screen International Rising Star Asia award at the NYAFF which aims to bring Asia’s most exciting new talents to international attention.
Aside from Haze, two other Pinoy films made it to the final list of 15 Asian movies that shape the themes of the filmfest’s 15th anniversary edition, namely Apocalypse Child by Mario Cornejo and Honor Thy Father by Erik Matti.
The films will be screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and SVA Theater.