Teen actress Therese ‘Teri’ Malvar is one of this year’s recipients of the Screen International Rising Star Asia award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).
The GMA Artist Center talent actress was recognised for her remarkable portrayal of “daring roles that have expanded the range of contemporary Philippines’ cinema.”
These include her critically acclaimed performances in Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s lesbian movie Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita and Ralston Jover’s drama about juvenile delinquents Hamog, which previously gave earned Malvar Best Actress awards from local award giving bodies.
The young actress feels honoured to be one of the awardees at the NYAFF as well as to represent the Philippines in the prestigious film festival. She will personally receive her award during the festival proper in New York.
“I would like to thank the New York Asian Film Festival for believing in me. This recognition will continue to fire-up my passion in acting and be a game-changer in this industry. Mabuhay ang talentong Pilipino,” she said.
The year 2016 marks the third Screen International Rising Star Asia award at NYAFF. The award aims to bring Asia’s outstanding new talents to international attention.
Other recipients this year are Japan’s Go Ayano and China’s Jelly Lin.