Film screenings will begin in HCM City this weekend to prepare for the annual Golden Kite Awards ceremony to be organised by the Vietnam Cinematography Association.

Ten nominations for 2012 Golden Kite for best film of the year will be screened, including Dam Me (Passion), Lac Loi ( Losing Way ), Thien Menh Anh Hung (Blood Letter) and Bi Mat Tham Do (Scandal).

Produced by State-owned film studios, Dam Me and Lac Loi dwell on the topics of love, family and social problems.

Before being nominated for the best film category at Golden Kite, Thien Menh Anh Hung received the Jury Prize at the International Film Festival in Hanoi last year.

Female director Pham Nhue Giang of Hanoi is a nominee for best director for the social drama Lac Loi.
Giang won the Golden Lotus for Best Movie in 2002 from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for her production, Thung Lung Hoang Vang ( Deserted Valley ).

The 2012 Golden Kite has received 18 TV series, 24 short films, 13 cartoons, 37 documentaries, ten scientific films, and three cinematography research projects as submissions for awards in six categories.

The awards’ jury has nine members including People’s Artist Khai Hung, People’s Artist Dang Nhat Minh, and young director Bui Tuan Dung.-VNA