The best director award presented (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Four Golden Lotus Awards were presented to the most outstanding works at a closing ceremony for the 19th Vietnam Film Festival on December 5 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The awardees are Yellow Flowers in the Green Grass (feature film), the Boy and Reed Grass (animation), the Symphony (scientific film) and the Peak of Victory (documentary).

Another nine were presented Silver Lotus Awards, including The Life of Yen, Children of the Village, and Freezing Land.

Awards were also presented to the best director, best screenwriter, best cinematographer, best actor and actress in supporting roles, best actor and actress in leading roles, best production design and best soundtrack – and people’s choice awards.

Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, hailed the high quality of the awarded works, as well as the love for Vietnamese films.

The biennial event has inspired the creation of high-quality cinematic works, contributing to the development of the sector, Lan said.

A number of exchanges, workshops and free film screenings formed part of the activities held throughout the five-day festival.

The 20th Vietnam Film Festival will take place in the central city of Da Nang in 2017.

The 18th one, held in northern Quang Ninh province in 2013, presented Golden Lotus Awards to Legend Makers and Scandals – Red Carpet Secrets (feature films); Yellow Ox (animation), Secrets of Ancient Statues (scientific film), An Opportunity was Missed (documentary) and The Partner (video film).-VNA