Nguyễn Đức Huy (front, second from right) won the second prize for his short film Dream at the contest in 2013. — Photo tintuc.hues.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội secondary and high school students will compete in a short film-making contest for children nationwide.
The contest with the theme of 'Disturbing Others - Good or Need To Think for Others' is held annually by the Japanese Embassy and Ministry of Education and Training to select the outstanding works to attend the International Film Making Contest for Asian Children in Japan.
These films are made by Hà Nội students to capture the their daily lives.
Lê Ngọc Quang, deputy director of Hà Nội Department of Education and Training, said through the theme of the contest, the students will think about their own behaviour.
“Hà Nội is the first city in the country to participate in the film competition for students,” Quang said. “From the success of the contest in Hà Nội, the Japanese Embassy in Việt Nam has expanded to other cities nationwide thus promoting Vietnamese youths’ passion for arts and discovery of talents in this field.”
Each film needs a brief introduction in Vietnamese or Japanese.
The assessment of each work is not based solely on entertainment but on the transmission of truth and innocence of the filmmakers to have influence on society, despite the film-making being amateur.
“I hope that through the films we think together about how to disturb others and think together about how to build a society in which all people really care about each other,” said Matsuda Yuuki, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy.
The final round will be held in September. — VNS