Monday, 11/09/2017 15:47

Comedy screenplay wins contest for young cinema writers

Vo Anh Vu and his mother as he receives the top prize at the contest. — Photo courtesy of CGV
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A story beginning with a surprise road-side encounter between a wedding and a funeral, written by Vo Anh Vu, won the top prize at the Talented Screenwriters contest, the organiser has announced.

With the instruction of director Phan Gia Nhat Linh, Vu completed the screenplay as a comedy, but the humorous situation becomes a metaphor for capricious conflicts in society.

 “I’m so happy to receive the prize,” said Vu. “It’s very lucky because I competed with many talented contestants who have interesting ideas.”

“It’s a good chance for young screenwriters like us to practise and develop our skills. We learn much from professional filmmakers.”

Beside Vu, five excellent screenwriters were granted prizes, including Vo Thi Hoang Yen, Ho Thuc An, Tran Thi Phuong, Huynh Chau Ngoc, and Hoang Phi Yen.

CJ CGV Viet Nam, a cinema and entertainment company, organised the contest with aim of nurturing rising talents in the Vietnamese cinema industry. The contest was launched nationwide three months ago for people ages 18 to 35. It attracted 3,800 entrants.

The jury board included prestigious filmmakers such as Truong Ngoc Anh, Phan Gia Nhat Linh, Charlie Nguyen, Duc Thinh, and Dinh Tuan Vu.

Producer and actress Anh said on Friday the judges appreciated the effort and creativity of the contestants.

Six finalists have completed their works with the support of the professional filmmakers.

Dong Won-kwak, director of the company, promised to help the young screenwriters produce their works.

“We will give them financial support to produce the works of awarded contestants and set up a plan to distribute the films in the CGV cinema chain,” he said. — VNS



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