|A scene from Nguyen Trong Khoi's Khong Co Gi Quy (Even Just for One Day), which will be screened at HCM City's Megastar Paragon to open the festival on September 21.— Photo tretoday
HCM CITY (VNS)– The 2013 YxineFF international online short film festival will open September 21.
The annual film fest, organised by Yxine.com – a forum for cinema lovers, aims to inspire the cinematic passion of young filmmakers from around the world.
This year's festival theme will be "Choice", and as such, online film fans will have the chance to enjoy short films in many genres including cartoons, psychological thrillers, action movies and documentaries, according to head of the YxineFF film selection board Marcus Vu Manh Cuong.
Nguyen Trong Khoi's Khong Co Gi Quy (Even Just for One Day) will be screened at HCM City's Megastar Paragon to open the festival on September 21.
ZAG Village, a non-profit educational organisation, will work alongside YxineFF, offering its own short film screenings and exchanges with film-making teams.
Also on September 21, a second opening ceremony for the festival will be organised in La Clef cinema in Paris, screening five short films from Viet Nam, Cambodia and France.
Vietnamese overseas director Tran Anh Hung and playwright Quoc Dang Tran will join a workshop at the festival on the art of changing novels into films.
All competing films are available to view on the www.yxineff.com website from September 21 to December 13. Audiences can vote for their favourite films, leave comments, and communicate with the filmmakers.
YxineFF was founded in 2010 with the slogan "Sharing-Love-Cinema". This year there will be four competitive categories: international competition, local competition, panorama and in-focus.
The festival's winners will be honoured at a ceremony in December this year.-VNS