The film “Giao Thua” (New Year’s Eve), by Ho Thanh Tuan from Ho Chi Minh City Theater and Cinema University, won the Canh Dieu Vang (Golden Kite) at the Vietnam Short Film Festival 2009 November 13.
A ceremony to award the top prize was held by the Vietnam Cinema Association at Ho Chi Minh City Cinema Culture House.
A total of 62 works of fiction, 22 documentaries and six animated films were entered in the film festival.
Twelve works were nominated for the Canh Dieu Prize and shown at the Tan Son Nhat Cinema.
The documentary “Ba Ngoai Leo Dua” (Maternal grandmother climbs up the coconut tree), by Do Thanh An from Ho Chi Minh City Theater and Cinema University, and “Chu Be Danh Giay” (Shoeshine Boy), by Doan Thanh from Hanoi Theater and Cinema University, both won the Canh Dieu Bac (Silver Kite).
Consolation prizes were awarded to “Hon Cat” (Soul of Sand), “2,4,6; 3,5,7; Chu nhat” (Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday); and “Sadi duoi qua” (Sadi sacks crow).