Therese "Teri" Malvar won the Best Actress award at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival held in Russia.
The actress earned the Silver St. George Award for Best Actress at the 38th Moscow International Film Fest that was held from June 23-30, 2016.
She was recognized for portraying a street urchin in the 2015 Cinema One Originals entry Hamog (Haze) directed by Ralston Jover.
At 15 years old, Therese is the youngest Filipino actress to win a Best Actress Award in an A-list film festival. She is the fourth to earn the distinction, joining the ranks of Jaclyn Jose (2015 Cannes Film Festival for Ma’Rosa), Eugene Domingo (2013 Tokyo International Film Festival for Barber's Tales) and Nora Aunor (1995 Cairo International Film Festival for The Flor Contemplacion Story).
Therese was unable to personally attend the Moscow IFF because she is on her way to New York to receive the Screen International's Rising Asia Award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival.
The Moscow International Film Fest is the largest of its kind in East Europe. This year, with 12 feature films, eight documentary films and 14 short films up for competition.
Just a few days ago, Therese accompanied Direk Ralston in accepting the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival.
(Read: Hamog, starring Teri Malvar, wins in Shanghai Film Fest)
Here is the list of winners of the 38th Moscow International Film Fest:
Main Prize “Golden George” for the best film:
THE DAUGHTER (director: REZA MIRKARIMI, Iran)
Special Jury Prize “Silver George”:
THE SINGING SHOES (director: 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 MALVAR (HAZE, Philippines)
“Silver George” for the best film of the documentary competition:
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)
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)