Remember this name: Teri Malvar. Because at the tender age of 15, this girl won the Silver George Best Actress award at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival and the Screen International Rising Star award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival.
Malvar won in Moscow for her role as a street urchin in Ralston Jover’s Hamog (Haze), a film that competed at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival last year. Malvar also won Best Actress at the festival, where Hamog also won the Jury Prize, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actor.
Jover accepted the award in Moscow on Malvar’s behalf, as she was on her way to New York to accept her award at the NYFF. She is one of three actors to win the Screen International Rising Star Award, and was chosen because of her “daring roles that have expanded the range of contemporary Philippine cinema.”
She was chosen for her roles in Hamog and Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita (Anita’s Last Cha-Cha), which competed at the CineFilipino Film Festival in 2013.
The Screen International Rising Star Asia aims to bring attention to Asia’s outstanding new talents. Malvar was awarded with Japan’s Go Ayano and China’s Jelly Lin.
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