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PH teen actress bags 2016 Screen Int’l Rising Star Asia award

Teri Malvar

CINEMA One Originals teen actress Teri Malvar made waves in 2013 when she beat Superstar Nora Aunor in the Best Actress category during the 2013 Cine Filipino Film Festival. Three years later, the young actress is now a recipient of the 2016 Screen International Rising Star Asia award in the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) has also officially announced the 15 titles, which they described to be the “most cutting edge line-up yet,” to be screened from June 22-July 9. Out of the 15 promising films, three are proudly Pinoy made: Erik Matti’s religious crime drama “Honor Thy Father,” Ralston Jover’s noir youth drama “Hamog,” (Haze), and Mario Cornejo’s sensual surfing film “Apocalypse Child.”

It will be remembered that Malvar also won Best Actress in the 2015 Cinema One Originals awards night. Director Ralston Jover’s “Hamog,” a story on the lives of four street children who suddenly get caught in a web of consecutive and unforeseen tragedies, reaped four recognitions including Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, and the coveted Jury Award.

Teri Malvar is recognized for her performances in “daring roles that have expanded the range of contemporary Philippine cinema.” She is best known for playing promising roles in Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita,” Ralston Jover’s “Hamog,” and Ice Idanan’s “Sakaling Di Makarating.”