HA NOI (VNS)— The international short film festival YxineFF 2014 launched on Thursday in Da Nang City with the theme The Dreamers.
As part of the launch, audience members were able to speak with Director Nguyen Trong Khoi, who received the Audience Award last year for his film Khong Co Gi Quy (Even Just for One Day). The film was presented at the ceremony together with two other award-winning films.
The fifth edition of YxineFF follows the previous festivals themed Choice in 2013, Individual in 2012, Belief in 2011 and Love in 2010.
YxineFF 2014 will accept submissions from now until June 30. Submissions from Vietnamese and international filmmakers can cover any genre and can't exceed 60 minutes. There are four categories: International Competition, Local Competition, Panorama and In Focus.
Movie screenings will commence from September 19, with the closing and award ceremony to take place in December.
"We look forward to receiving the most distinctive and creative works from young filmmakers who dare to follow their dreams. Just let your minds fly, discover the world through your personal lenses," said president of YxineFF Marcus Manh Cuong Vu.
Vu added that filmmakers could tell stories that transcend reality or reflect their inner personal aspirations through cinema.
YxineFF, a voluntary, non-profit and independent project, has received widespread support from organisations, companies and individuals, including the IDFA Bertha Fund from the Netherlands, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund, Goethe Institute Viet Nam, British Council Viet Nam and the US Consulate General in HCM City.. — VNS