Filipina actress Janine Gutierrez honored as Rising Star in New York film fest

Janine Gutierrez Rising Star New York film fest
Janine Gutierrez wins an award from the New York Asian Film Festival for her role in “Dito at Doon.” Photo from TBA Studios FB.

Filipina actress Janine Gutierrez has received the Rising Star Award at the 20th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) in New York, U.S.A.

TBA Studios was the first to share news of Gutierrez’s latest achievement via social media on August 7, 2021.

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The Kapamilya actress was recognized for her lead role in the Filipino film, “Dito at Doon” (Here and There) directed by JP Habac.

“We would like to congratulate our very own @janinegutierrez on winning the Rising Star Award at the New York Asian Film Festival 2021!” TBA Studios announced on Twitter.

Janine Gutierrez also shared the announcement on her Twitter account, adding that winning the award was a “dream come true.”

“Thank you to my TBA family – at sa lahat ng Len na patuloy na lumalaban!! thank you @NYAFF!! dream come true,” Janine Gutierrez wrote.

https://twitter.com/TBAStudiosPH/status/1423957835180699650

TBA Studios’ first-ever pandemic production, “Dito at Doon,” starring Gutierrez and JC Santos, was screened and competed at international film festivals including the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.

Gutierrez earlier starred in “Babae at Baril” which was selected as the opening film for the 2020 New York Asian Film Festival.

Now on its 20th year, the NYAFF returns as a hybrid event with its largest film lineup to date and will screen over 60 films until August 22, 2021.

The New York Asian Film Festival Awards has previously honored Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz as an Asian Star and teen actress Teri Malvar with the 3rd Screen International Rising Star Asia Award.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipina actress Janine Gutierrez for winning the Rising Star Award at the 20th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) in New York, U.S.A.

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