Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The best Vietnamese films and TV programmes will be honoured during the Golden Kite Awards 2018, taking place on April 15 in Hà Nội.
The Golden Kite Awards are held annually by the Vietnamese Cinema Association.
“It aims to honour films and television programmes which have left a good impression on audiences this year. Selected films and TV shows will have received a warm welcome from audiences, and promote humanity and national identity,” said Nguyễn Thị Hồng Ngát, vice chairwoman of the association, yesterday.
This year the organisers received 117 entries, including feature films, TV series, and animations, but also short films, scientific films and documentaries. The entries were then divided into relevant categories.
Each category has one jury board including notable filmmakers and critics such as script writer Nguyễn Thị Hồng Ngát, the actress Minh Châu, and musician Đỗ Hồng Quân. Joining these household names are directors Lưu Nghiệp Quỳnh and Quốc Trọng.
A still from the film Ở Đây Có Nắng (Here Comes The Sun). The film is one of the entries for the Golden Kite Awards. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
Besise the Golden Kite and Silver Kite awards, the jury board will grant prizes for best director, cameraman, actor, actress, musician, screenwriter and designer.
Among the feature films are many notable entries that hit the box office such as Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait), which won the Golden Lotus Award 2017 for best feature film at the 20th Vietnamese Film Festival. Other entries include Đảo của Dân Ngụ Cư (The Way Station) which won best film, best actor and best director of photography in the ASEAN International Films Festival & Awards (AIFFA) 2017 and Ở Đây Có Nắng (Here Comes The Sun) which will compete at the 6th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival 2018 (GUKIFF) on May 10-17.
A total of 13 feature films will be screened for free in Hà Nội at the Studio for Documentary and Scientific Film (465 Hoàng Hoa Thám Street), the National Cinema Centre (87 Láng Hạ Street) and the August Cinema (45 Hàng Bài Street) on April 9-13. Free tickets can be collected from the cinemas between 3pm-6pm starting from today.
The award ceremony will take place on April 15 at the Hà Nội Opera House (1 Tràng Tiền Street). It will be broadcast live on VTV2.
Singers Đông Nhi, Cát Tường, Khánh Linh and Tùng Dương will perform popular songs as well as numbers from the official sound tracks of the films. — VNS