A TV serial entitled Dan Troi (Heaven's Altar) won a Gold Prize at the 32 nd National Television Festival, which ended on December 22 in the central city of Vinh, Nghe An province.

The four-day festival, held by the provincial People's Committee and national television channels, received 500 pieces in nine categories including documentaries, reportage, programmes for children, science and education, ethnic language, music, dialogues and talk shows, stage performing arts and feature films.
The 36-episode serial Dan Troi, directed by Bui Huy Thuan, is about the fight in a mountainous province against corruption, an urgent problem in society.

Workshops and exhibitions on rules for television reporters, digital conversions in production and improving the quality of reports were held during the festival.

The organising board granted 30 gold prizes, 57 silver prizes and 134 certificates of merit for excellent works in nine categories.

The annual event was aimed at producers, directors and camera crews of outstanding works that had provided insight into the daily lives of people.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said at the closing ceremony that Vietnamese television and the press were contributing to the development and defence of the country.

The organising board said entries reflected current problems in a lively and truthful manner and met requirements of entertainment and information.-VNA