The 2013 YxineFF international online short film festival will open in Ho Chi Minh City on September 21.

The annual film fest, organised by - 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 One Day) is scheduled to be screened at HCM City ’s Megastar Paragon to open the festival on September 21.

ZAG Village , a non-profit educational organisation, will work alongside the YxineFF, offering its own short film screenings and exchanges with film-making teams.

Earlier, the group held its first public screening, themed “Best Films of 2013” at HCM City-based Orient Cafe on August 31.

All exhibited films are available to view on the website Audiences can vote for their favourite films, leave comments, and communicate with the filmmakers.

YxineFF was founded in 2010 with the slogan “Sharing-Love-Cinema”. This year there will be four competitive categories: international competition, local competition, panorama and in-focus.

The festival’s winners will be honoured at a ceremony in December this year.-VNA