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38th National Television Festival opens in Đà Lạt

A photo taken in Cu Lao Dung protection forest in the southern province of Soc Trang will be displayed at a photo exhibition in the 38th National Television Festival. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Six series will vie for the best documentary series prize at the 38th National Television Festival from tomorrow until Saturday in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s city of Da Lat.

This is the first time the festival will honour a documentary series, with entries from People Television, HCM Television, Hue Television and Viet Nam Television.

One series vying for the award is Ky Su Bien Dao Que Huong (Fatherland Sea and Island Chronicle), which was produced by HCM Television’s Television Film Studio (TFS) and features the 28 coastal provinces and cities in Viet Nam.

"The series is a panorama of Vietnamese sea and islands," said Ly Quang Trung, the director. "It features deeply about tradition, culture, history to explain spiritual and religious life in fishing villages. The documentary series will enhance community knowledge and responsibility not only in the country but also overseas Vietnamese on sea and island protection."

Nearly 500 television productions have been nominated for awards in nine categories, including children’s show; reportage; science-education show; talk show; ethnic language show; music show; stage performance and television drama.

The reportage category attracted 148 entries, the most for any section. "The reportage works are produced by many television producers to reflect social issues," said Nguyen Ha Nam, head of Editorial Secretary Board, the festival organiser.

"The producers overcame difficulties and danger to make the reportage works which reveal hot issues related to society and economy and social security. However, there are also reportage works about exemplary people."

Two television dramas up for awards, Ngay Ay Minh Da Yeu (We Love Since That Day) and Gao Nep Gao Te (Wang’s Family), were adapted from a South Korean script, making this year the first time foreign-adapted scripts eligible for the festival.

Two seminars discussing social networks and television and how to produce television programmes with small and mobile equipments will be held during the festival, as will a photo exhibition featuring television producers at work in Palace Hotel in Da Lat City.

The festival will begin at 8.10pm at Lao Dong Culture House. The opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live on VTV1. — VNS

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