|SHORT BUT SWEET - Five top short films at this year’s CJ Short Film Making Project are screened at Vietnamese Short Film Week. – Photo courtesy of CJ CGV Vietnam|
HCM CITY — A series of Vietnamese short films will be screened at Vietnamese Short Film Week, which will be held in HCM City and Hà Nội from September 7.
The programme will feature ten works of different genres on various topics by talented young filmmakers who have won top prizes at international film festivals and the CJ Short Film Making Project, a prominent national contest in the genre from 2018.
Highlighted works will include Điềm Báo (Fortune-telling) by Hồ Thanh Thảo, Cá Mặt Trăng (Moonfish) by Trần Thị Hà Trang, Con Dại Cái Mang (Mother’s Love) by Đào Thu Uyên, Những Con Voi Bên Vệ Đường (Elephants on the Streets) by Đào Quang Trung, and Hương Kỳ Trong Trăng (Dreaming a Dream) by Lê Can Trường.
All of them were named as the best works at this year's CJ Short Films Filmmaking Project.
While Điềm Báo (Fortune-telling) features a widow’s fight against a stranger in her dreams who causes bad luck for her son, Cá Mặt Trăng (Moonfish) is about a hearing-impaired child living in a small fishing village who tries his best to save his family and himself from impending doom.
|VIETNAMESE FILM - The film week features award-winning films from the CJ Short Film Making Project in 2018 and 2019. Photo courtesy of CJ CGV Vietnam|
The screening will also present five films which won the CJ Short Films Filmmaking Project in 2018 and 2019, such as Một Khu Đất Tốt (Blessed Land) by Phạm Ngọc Lân, Mây Nhưng Không Mưa (Live in the Cloud - Cuckoo Land) by Vũ Minh Nghĩa and Phạm Hoàng Minh Thy, and Gì Cũng Sửa (Fix Anything) by Lê Lâm Viên.
Một Khu Đất Tốt includes two stories occurring at the same location 10 years apart, a cemetery turned into a luxurious golf course.
The film won Best Film at the International Competition for Fiction & Documentaries at the 16th VIS Vienna Shorts Festival in Austria in 2019.
Mây Nhưng Không Mưa is a love story about a saleswoman at a bridal shop and a vendor who nearly missed each other.
It was nominated in the Orizzonti Short Films Competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in Italy in 2020.
In addition, the event will screen six short films by Korean filmmakers such as Pitch Black by Lee Junsup and The Daughter by Nam Soona.
Pitch Black won Best Korean Short Film award at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2021, while The Daughter was invited to be screened at the 17th Beloit International Film Festival in the US in March.
The screening will be held on September 7-9 at CGV Sư Vạn Hạnh in District 10 in HCM City.
In Hà Nội, the event will take place on September 12-13 at CGV Vincom Nguyễn Chí Thanh in Đống Đa District.
Entry is free. — VNS