PH teen actress Therese Malvar wins Best Actress at Moscow film festival
MANILA, Philippines – Fifteen-year-old Therese "Teri" Malvar won Best Actress at the Moscow International Film Festival for her performance in the movie Hamog (Haze).
This is just one of the awards Teri has received for the role, as she is also one the recipients of the New York Asian Film Festival’s Rising Star Asia Award and was Best Actress at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival in 2015.
In Hamog, Teri plays one of the street urchins who loiter around Manila's main roads, like EDSA.
Hamog, directed by Ralston Jover, was part of C1 Film Festival 2015. For the C1 festival, it also won the Jury Prize, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actor.
Teri was with Ralston in Shanghai recently, to receive the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award at the 2016 Shanghai Film Festival.
The MIFF 2016 was held from June 23 to 30. Here is the full list of awardees at the Festival:
- Main Prize “Golden George” for the best film – The Daughter (dir. REZA MIRKARIMI, Iran)
- Special Jury Prize “Silver George” – The Singing Shoes (dir. RADOSLAV SPASSOV, Bulgaria)
- “Silver George” for the best director – Puk Grasten (37, Denmark-USA)
- “Silver George” for the best actor – Farhad Aslani (The Daughter, Iran)
- “Silver George” for the best actress – Therese Malvarl (Haze, Philippines)
- “Silver George” for the best film of the documentary – Mrs B. A North Korean Woman (dir. JERO YUN, Republic of Korea, France)
- Prize for the best film of Short Films Competition – Selfied (dir. NICOLE BRENDING, USA, Canada)
- Special Prizes for An Outstanding Contribution To The World Cinema:
- SERGEY SOLOVYOV (Russia)
- CARLOS SAURA (Spain)
- STEPHEN FREARS (UK)
- Special Prize for The Outstanding Achievement In The Career Of Acting and Devotion To The Principles of K. Stanislavsky's school – MARINA NEYOLOVA (Russia)
You may also have seen Therese in Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita. – Rappler.com