arts camp to look for best movie scripts
Writers and amateurs will
participate in a national script composition camp launched by the Ministry of
Culture and Information’s Cinematography Department on Wednesday.
This is the first time the
script composition camp is being held for all movie categories including
feature, documentary, science and animated movies.
The camp expects to serve
as a script resource for Vietnamese movie makers. Any scripts chosen will be
backed by investments in order to complete their works, said Le Ngoc Minh,
deputy head of the department.
Cash prizes ranging from
VND1.5 million (about US$100) to VND4.5 million will be offered to best scripts.
The organisation board
will accept all themes, but will favour scripts which focus on contemporary
life, children and mountainous ethnic minorities, Minh said.
Minh also reminded writers
about copyright rules in case their films are adapted from literature.
The top films will be made
by State-owned film studios such as the Viet Nam Film Studio, Film Studio I, the
Giai Phong Film Studio, the Central Documentary Science Film Studio and the Viet
Nam Animated Studio.
The camp will open on
August 4. — VNS