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Short film contest focuses on responsible drinking

Update: July, 16/2016 - 09:00
Responsible drinking: Film director Charlie Nguyễn is production manager of 7 Film Fest, a contest on short films that feature the theme of traffic safety. - Photo 7filmfest.com
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The Uống Có Trách Nhiệm (7 Film Fest – Responsible Drinking) contest is accepting films from Vietnamese aged 18 and over in the categories of directing and screenplay writing.

The National Committee for Traffic Safety organised the contest to raise awareness about drunk driving. It aims to discover talented filmmakers for the film industry.

In August, the organiser will announce the seven best directors and seven best screenwriters, who will be paired into seven groups of two consisting of a director and screenwriter.

They will learn about filmmaking from talented directors, and then make their own short films about responsible drinking.

All of the films will be screened for the public at local cinemas, including CGV, Galaxy and BHD, and on social networks like YouTube, in September.

The organiser will choose the winner based on 40 per cent of audience votes and 60 per cent of votes of the judges.

The awards ceremony will be held in late October in HCM City.

The contest’s production manager is a Vietnamese–American director Charlie Nguyễn, who is popular among Vietnamese audiences for his action and comedy films, such as Dòng Máu Anh Hùng (The Rebel), Để Mai Tính (Fool for Love), and Cưới Ngay Kẻo Lỡ (Love Puzzle), and a newly released rock movie Fan Cuồng (Fanatic).

The 7 Film Fest was first held last year, attracting 125 filmmakers who submitted 80 screenplays and 30 films.

Participants can register by July 30 at www.7filmfest.com and submit works at info@7filmfest.com or at the office at 10B Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street in District 1. — VNS


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