|Hard at work: Chu Ánh Nguyệt and Dương Phước Trung making a film at the International Filmmaking and Acting Camp in South Korea. Their film won the Best International Film Award. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nominations for the 2016 Golden Lotus Bud Awards have been announced for three categories, including short films, teen films and documentaries.
Of the 90 documentaries, 23 short films and 14 films produced by secondary school students, the organiser selected 10 documentary nominees, 10 short film nominees and five teen film nominees.
The films selected are each 12-20 minutes long. They will be screened this weekend at the Công Nhân Cinema at 42 Tràng Tiền Street in Hà Nội. The awards ceremony will take place at the same venue on August 21.
This year the jury includes veteran filmmakers such as Phan Đăng Di, Phan Huyền Thư and Nguyễn Hoàng Điệp.
The annual award has been sponsored by Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) since 2010. The event features the best short documentaries and short films, all made by participants in the We Are Filmmakers Project (WAFM).
WAFM is a long-term programme to encourage young people to become involved in filmmaking. It was launched in 2009 by the Hà Nội-based TPD.
Film budget limits are set at VNĐ5 million (US$250) per film. The best entries will be screened at international film festivals at home and abroad.
TPD also announced the film Can Love, by WAFM participants Chu Ánh Nguyệt and Dương Phước Trung, won the Best International Film Award at the DIMA International Filmmaking and Acting Camp (DINFAC) in South Korea.
The awards ceremony took place on Friday night at the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and the Arts in Anseong City. 140 Korean students and 22 international students from Việt Nam, the US, the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hungary participated in the camp. — VNS