17th Vietnam Film Festival awards announced

The 17th Vietnam Film Festival ended at the Sao Mai Theater in Tuy Hoa City in the central coastal province of Phu Yen, evening of December 17.

Silver Lotus awards go to representatives of three film crews. (Photo: Sggp)

The festival presented 108 cinematographic works to compete in various categories such as movies, videos, documentaries, science and cartoons for the Golden Lotus Award.

A seminar on the Vietnamese movie industry was held morning of same day. Accordingly, a movie consultant board will be established in the near future with support of movie insiders such as Phu Yen Province, Galaxy Studio, The National Cinema Center, Vietnam Film Studio and Ly Huynh Studio.

Silver Lotus Award went to three movies in the category of feature film. There were not any nominee for the Gold Award.

Winning films were Mui co chay (Smell of burnt grass), Vu dieu dam me (Passionate dance) and Hot boy noi loan va cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit (Lost in paradise).

Meanwhile movies such as Tam hon me (Mother’s soul), Canh dong bat tan (Floating lives) and Long Thanh cam gia ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long) won the jury award.

Actor Quach Ngoc Ngoan and actresses Nguyen My Hanh and Ninh Duong Ngoc Lan received the “Best actor” and “Best actress” titles for their movies Long Thanh cam gia ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long), Vu dieu dam me (Passionate dance) and Canh dong bat tan (Floating lives).

“Best promising actresses” awards belonged to Phuong Thanh in the film Nhung non hon ruc ro (bright kisses) and Le Khanh in the film Co dau dai chien (Battle Of The Brides). 

“Best promising actor” was Ho Vinh Khoa in the movie Hot boy noi loan va cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit (Lost in paradise).

Vu Ngoc Dang took the “Best director” award for his film Hot boy noi loan va cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit” (Lost in paradise).

Other titles such as “Best scriptwriter” and “Best sound editing” went to Hoang Nhuan Cam for the film Mui co chay (smell of burnt grass) and Banh Bac Hai for the film Vu dieu dam me (Passionate dance).

“Best cameraman” winners were Nguyen Nam for the film Hot boy noi loan va cau chuyen ve thang cuoi, co gai diem va con vit (Lost in paradise) and K’Linh for the movie Co dau dai chien (Battle Of The Brides).

Nguyen Trung Phan and Nguyen Manh Duc were honored with the “Best Art Direction” title for the film Long Thanh cam gia ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long).

Vo Thien Thanh and Huy Tuan were named “Best musicians” in the film Nhung non hon ruc ro (bright kisses).

Other titles:

In the video category:
- The jury award: Ruou can dem mua (wine on a rainy night) and Vu khuc anh trang (Moon dance).
- Most Promising Young Director: Nguyen Quang Dung for the film Nhung non hon ruc ro (bright kisses).

In the cartoon category:
- The Golden Lotus Award: Chiec la (the leaf)
- The Silver Lotus Award: Nguoi con cua rong (the dragon’s son) and Quai vat ho sen (Monster in the lotus lake)
- The jury award: Giac mo Loa Thanh (dream of Co Loa citadel) and Vu dieu anh sang (dance of light)
- Best director: Pham Hong Son for the animated film Chiec la (the leaf)

In the science category:
- The Golden Lotus Award: Buom-con trung canh vay (Buffterly- lepidopteran insect).
- The Silver Lotus Award: Rung Ca Mau ke chuyen (Ca Mau forest tells a story),
- The jury award: Gam ghi trang (White-bellied imperial-pigeon)
- Best director: Trinh Quang Tung and Bui Thi Phuong Thao in the scientific documentary “Buffterly- lepidopteran insect”

In the documentary category:
- The Golden Lotus Award: Hoang Sa trong long to quoc (Hoang Sa Island in the heart of the country)
- The Silver Lotus Award: Song nha gian (waves of frame house of the Spratly Islands and Nguoi thap lua (firer)
- The jury award: Guom dan Thang Long (Thang Long sword and lute), and Tu Thac Ba den Son La (From Thac Ba Fall to Son La)
- Best director: Luu Quy for the film Hoang Sa trong long to quoc (Hoang Sa Island in the heart of the country)

In the documentary on video category:
- The Golden Lotus Award: Ho Chi Minh –coi nguoi cam hung sang tao (Ho Chi Minh- source for creative inspiration)
- The Silver Lotus Award: Chuyen ong hoi dong (councilman’s story) and Ban tho o voi no (nonchalant friends)
- The jury award: Tha mot be lao and Xe om (motorbike taxi)

By Nhu Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh

Other news