Vietnamese film wins monthly award at Top Shorts festival

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Documentary film entitled “Thu Thuy – Mosaic Dreams”, directed by Nguyen Nghiem Nhan won two prizes at the online film festival, Top Shorts for April.

Artist Nguyen Thu Thuy in “The Mirror House” which is also known as the Smiley House in Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi. The building was put a fresh coat by the painter and her group in last October. (Photo: Sggp)

Artist Nguyen Thu Thuy in “The Mirror House” which is also known as the Smiley House in Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi. The building was put a fresh coat by the painter and her group in last October. (Photo: Sggp)

The movie got the titles, “Best Trailer” and “Inspiring Woman in a film”. It honors painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, who is the main character in the film and her team; and their artworks, such as internationally famous ‘ceramic road’ running along the Red River in Hanoi, the ceramic mosaic “ Vietnam – France friendship” in Choisy le Roi city hall (France), the Vietnam Ceramic Mosaic Flag in Truong Sa islands (Spratly Islands).
The giant ceramic mosaic national flag of Vietnam was made 310,000 ceramic tiles covering an area of 310 square meters. The work was given recognition by the Vietnam Book of Records as the largest ceramic national flag of the country in 2012.
The ceramic mosaic “ Vietnam – France friendship” in Choisy le Roi city hall (France) was made by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy in 2013 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the signing of Paris Peace Agreement (1973-2013).
“Ceramic road along the Red River” was a project to upgrade and maintain 6,000m of the dyke along the river to commemorate Hanoi’s 1,000th anniversary in 2010. The road has ceramic pottery patterns as murals that were popular during the Dong Son, Ly Dynasty, Tran Dynasty, Le Dynasty and Nguyen Dynasty eras. The mural is also decorated with traditional architectural designs of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, paintings of Hanoi, of children and of local and international artists. Images of some Hanoi icons like the One Pillar Pagoda, The Huc Bridge, Khue Van Cac Pavilion in the Temple of Literature are also part of the road project work.
Top Shorts is the world's leading online film festival, separated into two parts, including monthly competition and annual film festival. The event is held every year in Los Angeles and attracts international short films (up to 40 minutes) in the following categories, likely narrative, web series, animation, documentary, indie, inspirational, experimental, music video, micro film and more.
The contest was recently ranked the 8th Best Reviewed Festival out of over 4,300 of the world's best film festivals.