National Magic Festival 2018 wraps up hinh anh 1Magician Viet Duy performs with his audience. He won a gold medal at this year's festival (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Five gold and eight silver medals, and two consolation prizes were presented to magicians at the third National Magic Festival 2018, which concluded in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15.

The three-day festival featured 36 performances of magicians from 15 State-owned and private art troupes.

It was organised by the Vietnam Theatre Artists Association in cooperation with its partner, the HCM City Department of Culture & Sports.

Addressing the event, head of the judging panel at the festival Vu Ngoan Hop noted this year’s festival recorded more entries than the two previous editions.

The festival offered a chance to review magic performances nationwide, thus encouraging young artists to develop the sector, he added.-VNA