|A scene from the short film Chờ (Waiting), a production by students at the Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine that won the top prize at the S-Shortfilm contest. Still photo taken from the film Chờ.|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Chờ (Waiting), a short film by students at the Phạm Ngọc Thạch University of Medicine, has won the top prize at the S-Shortfilm contest designed to raise student awareness about traffic behavior.
The awards ceremony for the contest, organised by the Trẻ (Youth) Film Studio, was held at District 1’s Galaxy Nguyễn Du cinema on October 8.
Chờ is a four-minute film featuring a young man who witnesses a traffic accident between two men.
One of them who runs a red light and hits the other is unconscious, but no one stops to help him except the witness.
Nguyễn Minh Quang, leader of the winning team, said: “My team and I want to send a message to people about driving carefully and slowly to avoid accidents. We hope people can be kind and stop to help the victims.”
The second and third prizes were given to Thông Điệp Giao Thông (Traffic Messages) and Cuộc Đời Là Những Chuyến Đi (Life is a Trip). Both of them were produced by two student groups at the University of Agriculture and Forestry.
The S-Shortfilm contest began in September with workshops on video clips and short filmmaking at eight universities across the city. After the workshops, the participants developed and made their own films.
The jury, consisting of directors Luk Vân and Xuân Trung, and the director of the Youth Film Studio, Phan Văn An, selected the 20 best productions for the finale early this month. —VNS