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Filmmaking workshop kicks off in HCM City

Update: August, 21/2017 - 15:40
Vietnamese film director Lê Thanh Sơn (centre) works with his actors. — Photo thegioidienanh
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Around 20 Vietnamese students will study filmmaking and make a short film during an eight-day workshop, which began on August 21’s morning in HCM City.

The Việt Nam Film Planning Development Co-Workshop, as it is called, has been jointly organised by the South Korean Academy of Film Arts, Korean Film Council and Việt Nam Department of Cinema.

Established Korean and Vietnamese producers and directors will conduct sessions at the workshop. Korean blockbuster Train to Busan’s producer Dong Ha-lee and thriller Killer Toon’s director Kim Young-gyun will talk to participants about how to make a movie and share their Korean film industry experience.

Vietnamese directors Phan Gia Nhật Linh and Lê Thanh Sơn will also share their filmmaking experiences at the workshop.

Linh’s first movie, Em Là Bà Nội Của Anh (Sweet 20), in 2016 and the recent Cô Gái Đến Từ Hôm Qua (The Girl from Yesterday) are among the biggest money-spinners of the Vietnamese film industry.

Sơn is known for the 2010 film, Bẫy Rồng (Clash). Sơn was an assistant director for Áo Lụa Hà Đông (White Silk Dress) and Dòng Máu Anh Hùng (The Rebel), and has also made short films and commercials. He received the Silver Kite Award for both his thesis short film including Clash. He attended the Tribeca Film Festival 2010 portrait studio at the Filmmaker Industry Press Centre in New York.

The workshop will do an overview of the Korean film industry and touch upon film co-operation between South Korea and Việt Nam.

The best student at the workshop will receive a cash prize of US$1,500 and benefit when she or he goes to study at the Asian Film School in Busan. The workshop will end on August 28. — VNS



A scene from director Phan Gia Nhật Linh’s Sweet 20. Photo


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