The short film Dawn by Vietnamese-American director Leon Le has won a Golden Heart, the top prize in the international online short-film festival YxineFF.
In addition, the 10-minute movie, widely praised for its portrayal of homosexual, bi-gender and transgender individuals, also won the Rainbow Heart Prize and the prize for Best Director.
The film Truc Nhat Voi Thu Ky (On Duty with Secretary) by Vietnamese director Do Quoc Trung won the Pink Heart prize in the Local Competition. 16:30 by Tran Dung Thanh Duy received both the Best Vietnamese Movie and Creativeness prizes.
This year, the annual event attracted 150 films, of which 66 were chosen to be screened on www.yxineff.com. YxineFF began in May 2010 with a target audience of both young independent filmmakers and cinema lovers.
- The 2013 YxineFF international online short film festival will open in Ho Chi Minh City on September 21. The annual film fest, organised by Yxine.com - a forum for cinema lovers, aims to inspire the cinematic passion of young filmmakers all over the world. This year's festival theme will be 'Choice,' and as such online film fans will have the chance to enjoy short films in many genres; including cartoons, psychological thrillers, action movies and documentaries, according to head of the YxineFF film selection board Marcus Vu Manh Cuong. Nguyen Trong Khoi's Khong Co Gi Quy (Even Just for…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge - The Golden Bee Awards, the Students' Short Film Festival, organised from December 13 to 15, attracts short films from over 100 young film makers throughout Vietnam. The organizing board selected 29 outstanding films to compete for the Golden, Silver, the Best Director, the Best Cameraman and the Audience's Choice awards. They were screened at the National Cinema Center on December 14-15. The selected films were made by Vietnamese students at home and abroad and they had never been introduced to the public. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony at the Kim Dong Cinema in…... [read more]
Hopes are high for the future of Vietnam's film industry after the Short Film Festival - Kite Awards 2008 named nation's top 10 short films. The top honor of the Short Film Festival - Kite Awards, the Golden Kite, went to 'Bong Roi' ('Shadow of the Fear'), a film about the fear people make for themselves. When asked about the concept of the film, director Nguyen Thi Thuy Giang said: "Everyone has their own fears about desire and lust that they hardly show to anybody else. The most important thing is that these fears will lift when the person dares…... [read more]
Online short film festival kicks off By Tuong Vi in HCMC Online short film festival YxineFF 2011 for independent film-makers from all over the world is launched on website www.yxineff.com with the slogan ‘Sharing. Love. Cinema’. This year’s second edition is themed ‘Belief’. Entries for the contest are classified into three categories: Competition - new films made by Vietnamese-only on the theme “Belief” lasting a maximum of 15 minutes; Panorama:30 minute films comprising movies shot in the last three years; In Focus: a 15 minute movie section for worldwide entrants. YxineFF accepts entries for all three categories from all genres…... [read more]
Sixty-six films from young directors worldwide will be screened during the third annual online international short-film festival, YxineFF, beginning on September 15 at website www.yxineff.com. With "Individual" as its main theme, the online festival will offer a broad range of individual voices presented to global audiences until December 15. The president of Marcus Manh Cuong Vu, said the themes of many films this year focus on children, teenagers and school life, revealing similar interest of the younger generations in today's flatter world. The festival received 150 entries from mid-April to mid-July. Only 66 out of 150 films will be screened,…... [read more]
The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival concluded on Sunday night after 12 hectic days. After 5 years without an award, French cinema wonthe Palme d'Orwith "Life of Aden" by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche. "Inside Llewyn David" by American brothers Joel and Ethan Coen won the Grand Prix. "Like father like son" by Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu won the Jury Prize. Mexican director Amat Escalante won the Best Director award for his film "Heli". This was the first time Escalante has been nominated. Berenice Bejo, the French-Argentinean actor who won the César Award for "The Artist" won the Best Actress award…... [read more]
Thinking of You by Vietnamese-American Vu Quang Huy has won the Golden Heart prize for best film at YxineFF, Vietnam's first online short film festival. The chemical biology student from the University of California (UC) also received prizes for best director and best cinematography at a ceremony held at HCM City's BHD Cinema Star on December 26. Huy's film, produced in 2009, is a vignette about a quirky flower-shop girl and the elusive "object" of her desire. The five-minute version also won the Audience Award at Hidden Genius, a short film competition sponsored by the Vietnamese-American Arts and Letters Association.…... [read more]
(Cinet)- The 18th Busan International Short Film Festival is taking place from October 03 to 12, in Busan, South Korea. Especially in the short film category, the film "Someone is going to the forest" by director Truong Minh Quy has reached the top 10 in slideshow and judging round. The film is set in immense forests in Buon Me Thuot town in Central Highlands province of Dac Lac, Quy's hometown and his home. The actors and actresses are Quy himself, his father, younger sister and close friends. Minh Quy, 23, made the film with minimal costs, he borrowed a camera…... [read more]
The 8th annual francophone film festival will take place in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Vinh from March 21-April. 9 films from 7 French speaking countries, including Bulgaria, France, Haiti, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia and Vietnam will be screened in the event.Pictures are Vitus, The Stranger, Flapping In The Middle Of Nowhere, Children of the Village, Declaration of War , Toussaint Louverture, Adios Carmen , The Challat of Tuni and Madam Phung’s Last Journey . Chuyen di cuoi cung cua chi Phung (Madam Phung’s Last Journey) directed by Nguyen Thi Tham is a Vietnamese documentary on a homosexual man.…... [read more]
Nhan Dan Online - Ten films from eight countries around the world will screen in Vietnam and at the International Film Festival of Berlin. The films are Marc Jacobs; Symphony No. 42; Birds; A Paradise; Taprobana; Smile, and the world will smile back; The white roses; Three stones for Jean Genet; The big house; and Wonder. The Berlinale shorts, all of which are maximum of 30 minutes long, will be shown free of charge at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi, at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street on August 8 and 9 starting at 7pm and in Ho Chi Minh City…... [read more]