The 34th National Television Festival wrapped up in Hue on December 20, ending four days of film screenings, workshops and competitions.

The judges awarded prizes to nearly half of the 513 entries submitted for consideration at the festival.

Tran Binh Minh, General Director of Vietnam Television and chairman of the festival organisers, said the entries reflected many aspects of life in the country and were produced using new technology.

However, he added that many of them were not creative enough and he expected a breakthrough at next year's festival in Quang Binh province.

The award winners covered the protection of Vietnamese sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) achipelagoes; and environmental protection at a time of rising pollution and illegal deforestation.

This year's festival welcomed 116 production units with over 500 programmes based on music, children's programmes, documentaries, reports, science and education, talk shows, ethnic languages and television series.

It was the second time that Hue has hosted the annual event, which aims to honour television workers around the country.-VNA