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4/6/2018 10:32:41 AM

2018 Golden Kite Awards to feature top films

The best Vietnamese films and TV programmes will be honoured during the Golden Kite Awards 2018, taking place in mid-April in Hanoi.

A still from the film “Bạn gái tôi là sếp” (She’s the Boss). (Photo courtesy of the organiser)

First presented in 2003, the Golden Kite Awards (Canh dieu vang) are organized annually by the Vietnam 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 Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, vice chairwoman of the association, on April 5th.

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 Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, the actress Minh Chau, and musician Do Hong Quan. Joining these household names are directors Luu Nghiep Quynh and Quoc Trong.

Beside the Golden Kite and Silver Kite awards, the jury board will grant prizes for best director, cameraman, actor, actress, musician, screenwriter and designer.

A still from the film Ở Đây Có Nắng (Here Comes The Sun). (Photo courtesy of the organiser)

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 10th-17th.

13 films nominated for the Awards will be screened for free in Hanoi at the Studio for Documentary and Scientific Film (465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street), the National Cinema Centre (87 Lang Ha Street) and the August Cinema (45 Hang Bai Street) on April 9th-13th. Free tickets can be collected from the cinemas between 3 pm-6 pm starting from April 6th.

The award ceremony will take place on April 15th at the Hanoi Opera House (1 Trang Tien Street). It will be broadcast live on VTV2.

Singers Dong Nhi, Cat Tuong, Khanh Linh and Tung Duong will perform popular songs as well as numbers from the official sound tracks of the films./.

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