Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — Nearly 1,000 representatives from television and radio stations nationwide gathered yesterday at the 37th national TV festival being celebrated in the central province of Thanh Hóa.
The annual event, organised by Việt Nam National Television, aims to honour producers, directors and camera crew, as well as to acknowledge the outstanding work that has provided insights into the daily lives of people. The work, divided into nine categories, including documentaries, reportage, talk shows, science education and ethnic minority television shows, will compete for the best television work awards at the festival.
The festival also provides an opportunity for those working in television to share their experiences and get updated on the latest trends to serve viewers better.
This is the first year that the festival is being held in Thanh Hóa Province.
According to Trần Bình Minh, the general director of Vietnam Television and also the chairman of the festival, this year’s event has received 492 entries from 140 television channels, particularly the reportage category, which has attracted 150 entries, the most for any section.
Other highlights of the 37th national TV festival are talks delivered by presenters from the United States and Indonesia about television and internet development trends throughout the world, as well as two seminars discussing the most concerning issues in television nowadays – producing children’s shows, which are both educational and entertaining, and promoting tourism through television.
Marginal activities include an exhibition featuring photos taken by television producers throughout the country, seminars to exchange experiences in television broadcasting and the ceremony of presenting over 3,000 uniform coats and 1,000 sets of gifts to disadvantaged students in Thanh Hóa Province.
The festival will end this Saturday. — VNS