In the Canh Dieu Vang (Golden Kite) Awards this year, feature films have surprised the media with their quality and quantity.

Deputy Standing President of Vietnam Cinematography Association, Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, said at a press briefing in Hanoi on Mar. 1 that 12 feature films are engaged in strong competition for this year’s Golden Kite Awards.

Vietnam Feature Film has two contenders, namely “Mui co chay” (The scent of burnt grass) from director Nguyen Huu Muoi and “Tam hon me” (Mother’s soul) directed by Pham Nhue Giang.

The remaining films were produced by private studios, including popular films such as “Hot boy noi loan” (Lost in Paradise ), “Long Ruoi” (The Big Boss), “Ngoi nha trong hem” (House in the alley), “Lenh xoa so” (Eliminating order).

The jury in the feature film category has 13 members headed by director Bui Dinh Hac. The Golden Kite Award is granted for professional works which have a positive effect on audiences and society, said the organising board.
In addition to the 12 feature films, this year's awards competition has attracted 19 TV series, 37 short films, 41 documentaries, 11 cartoons, and ten scientific films.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Friendship Palace in the capital city of Hanoi on March 17, coinciding with Vietnam Cinema Day.

The ceremony will also honour two directors, Bui Dinh Hac and Dang Nhat Minh, for their great contributions to national cinema. “Duong ve que me” (On the road to native village) from director Bui Dinh Hac and “Thuong nho dong que” (Nostalgia for the Countryland) from director Dang Nhat Minh and a selection of documentaries will be screened in 63 cities and provinces.

Audiences in Hanoi will have a chance to obtain free tickets for the film screenings at the Vietnam Cinematography Association’s Theatre, the August Theatre and the National Cinema Centre.-VNA