Đà Nẵng Asian Film Festival closes, spotlights Vietnamese films

July 08, 2024 - 11:02
The 2nd Đà Nẵng Asian Film Festival (DANAFF II – 2024) has concluded in the central city of Đà Nẵng, with 14 awards in two categories presented.
At the closing ceremony of the 2nd Đà Nẵng Asian Film Festival (DANAFF II – 2024). VNA/VNS Photo

ĐÀ NẴNG Organisers presented awards in various categories, including the Vietnamese Film Award voted by audiences for a series of animated films and the NETPAC Award for outstanding Vietnamese film.

The 2nd Đà Nẵng Asian Film Festival (DANAFF II – 2024) concluded on July 6 evening in the central city of Đà Nẵng, with 14 awards in two categories presented.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Trần Chí Cường said the event brought a vibrant and colourful week of cinema to Đà Nẵng, noting that this marks the second time Đà Nẵng has successfully hosted an international film event.

DANAFF II not only gathered and honoured outstanding cinematic works, but also created a space to nurture and cultivate talents – one of important steps to establish a cinematic ecosystem, Cường stressed, adding that this serves as a solid foundation for building Đà Nẵng into a city known for film events, thus contributing to the development of cultural industries.

He emphasised that DANAFF II is expected to become one of the most attractive and effective ways to showcase national identity and promote the vibrant and dynamic image of Đà Nẵng, serving as a bridge connecting Việt Nam and Đà Nẵng with Asia and the world.

Themed "Bridging Asia", the highlight of DANAFF II was the competition in two categories of Asian and Vietnamese Film Awards. Notably, for the first time the festival presented the cinema achievement award to an outstanding filmmaker. VNA/VNS