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Linh wins British Council award

Update: October, 03/2013 - 10:29
Phan Gia Nhat Linh.— Photo giadinh
HCM CITY (VNS)  — Phan Gia Nhat Linh, the co-founder of the online short film festival Yxine Film Fest, was given the highest prize at the Young Creative Entrepreneur Screen/Multimedia Awards 2013 organised by the British Council yesterday.

The runner-up position went to Tran Hoang Hai, the founder of the HCM City-based Thuy Cat Commerce and Services Company.

Before winning the award, Linh worked as PR manager for two feature films; Bride of Silence by director Doan Minh Phuong and Hon Truong Ba, Da Hang Thit (Truong Ba Soul in a Butcher's Body) by Nguyen Quang Dung. He also managed the major movie forums Moviesboom and Yxine.

Linh was also the first Vietnamese person to receive a Ford Foundation fellowship in film production, allowing him to study at South California University's Cinematic Arts Faculty. — VNS

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