Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A short filmmaking contest was launched in Hà Nội yesterday for all people, including expatriates, in Việt Nam.
The contest with theme For A Green Future is being held to make the community aware of the importance of environment protection. Those aged 15 and above are encouraged to make a short film with a view to raising environmental awareness in the community.
"Each film will be a story or an action that convey filmmakers’ messages to popularise and educate people on environmental protection behaviour," Đặng Đình Soạn, representative of the contest organisation board, said.
"We hope there will be many good films that contribute to environment protection for a better life."
Those keen on filmmaking can send unlimited number of entries. The films with length of 3-5 minutes should not have earlier been sent to other local and international competitions. Topics can range from household garbage treatment, environment technology initiatives, energy saving tips and ecological production, to climate change, biology diversity preservation and many others.
Films can be shot under six categories -- green action, green initiative, green star and green friends, as well as environment kaleidoscope, and environment behaviour and attitude education. Green star category consists of interviews with celebrities on their actions to protect the environment, while green friends will honour a significant effort to protect the environment by an individual or organisation.
The filmmaker or film crew has to ensure the copyright of the film. The film can be shot with a digital camera, mobile phone, tablet, hand camera or professional camera.
Films can be sent to http://www.vimottuonglaixanh.com or No. 1/23/168 Hào Nam Street, Đống Đa District, Hà Nội by post before December 20, 2017.
The three-member panel will comprise an environment expert, a representative of Việt Nam Television (VTV) and an artist. Cash awards of VNĐ30 million (US$1,300), VND20 million and VND10 million will be presented to the first, second and third prize winners, respectively. Ten honourable mention prizes worth VNĐ5 million will be also given to noteworthy filmmakers. The film voted by the audience will be awarded VNĐ2 million.
Some of the film competeting be shortlisted to spread the message of environment protection. Award-winning films will be broadcast on VTV’s show For A Green Future on Channel 3. Winners will be announced on December 27 on the contest’s website. — VNS