The organizing board also selected the best films to award the golden lotus prizes in the field of documentary film, scientific film, and cartoon for works, including "Song va ke lai" (Live and retell), a science documentary on a solution to fight coastal erosion and “Mannequin boy “respectively.
The best director prizes in categories of feature film, documentary film, scientific film, and animation went to director Vu Ngoc Dang for the film Hotboy noi loan 2 (Lost in paradise 2), Nguyen Hoang Lam for the documentary “Song va ke lai” (Live and retell), Ho Ngoc Tu for a science documentary on a solution to fight coastal erosion and Trinh Lam Tung for the cartoon “Mot lan dao ngu” (Just once escaping).
“Best Actress” and “Best Actor” awards belonged to Kaity Nguyen in the film "Em chua 18" (I’m not 18 yet - Jailbait) and Quy Binh in the film "Bao Gio Co Yeu Nhau" (When We Fall in Love). “Best Supporting Actress” and “Best Supporting Actor” prizes respectively granted to Ha My in the film "Co gai den tu hom qua" (The girl from yesterday) and Nhan Phuc Vinh in the film "Dao cua dan ngu cu" (The island of aliens or the way station).
The movie “A Yellow Bird” directed and co-written by K. Rajagopal won the ASEAN Film Awards
The organizers also presented other titles, Silver Lotus, the Jury Awards, Best Music Designer, Best Sound Designer, Best Screenwriter, Best Cameraman, Audience Choice Prize.
The 20th Vietnam Film Festival opened in the central coastal city of Da Nang on November 24-28. The event aimed to mark 65 years of building and developing Vietnamese movie industry.
The film fest is to honor local cinematographic works featuring traditional characteristics, humanity and creativity; and pay tribute movie makers and artists who have made outstanding contributions to the national movie industry. In addition, The ASEAN Film Awards which is held for the first time to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
This year’s event themed “Building a modern human movie industry” included a series of activities, such as free outdoor screenings, Vietnamese film week, seminars the ASEAN film industry and then development of Vietnamese movie sector, an exhibition on Vietnamese cinema, exchanges between actors, directors, producers and audiences.
Highlight activities of the event are screenings of featured films, documentary and scientific films, animated films; the introduction of “highest-award-wining films of Vietnam film festivals”; and week of free screenings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The jury selected 77 films from hundreds of movies for the main competition sections including fiction movie, documentary and scientific films and animated film and for screening out of competition.
Kaity Nguyen and Quy Binh win “Best Actress” and “Best Actor” awards.
Director K. Rajagopal receives the ASEAN Film Awards for his film ““A Yellow Bird”.