Teri Malvar is being recognised 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 it’s maid.
Teri Malvar is one of the three recipients of the third Screen International Rising Star Asia Awards along with Japan’s Go Ayano (Rage) and China’s Jelly Lin (The Mermaid).
The award aims to bring Asia’s most exciting new talent to international attention. Previous recipients were Nikaido Fumi in 2014 and Sometani Shota in 2015.
NYAFF is co-presented by Subway Cinema and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and takes place at Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater, and July 6-9 at SVA Theatre, New Yor City.
Teri Malvar also won Best Actress in Cinema One Originals 2015 for her role in Hamog by Ralston Jover.