BAD GENIUS Actress Named Rising Star Asia Ahead of New York Asian Film Festival
Thai actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying has been selected by the New York Asian Film Festival as this year's recipient of the Screen International Rising Star Asia award.
Chuengcharoensukying, who goes by the more convenient nickname "Aokbab”, will be presented with her award on June 30, when her film Bad Genius, directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya, opens this year’s festival. The 16th New York Asian Film Festival runs from June 30 to July 13 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and July 14 to 16 at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street).
Bad Genius marks the debut performance by the 21-year-old actress, and this is also the first year that any Thai artist has won an award at NYAFF. Previous recipients of the Rising Star Asia award include Fumi Nikaido and Jelly Lin. Tickets for this year's festival are available here.