At the press conference (Photo VTV)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Nearly 500 works will be competing at the 38th National Television Festival, which will be held in Da Lat city in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong from December 19-22.

The event, the biggest of its kind all year for Vietnamese TV makers, will be organised by the Lam Dong radio-television station, heard a press conference in Hanoi on December 13.

The organising board will select the best works in various genres including children’s programmes, documentaries, reportage, science-education, talk shows, dialogue, programmes in ethnic minority languages, music shows, and TV serials.

A new feature of this year’s event is that movies adapted from foreign works are allowed to join the competition.

In addition, a range of extended prizes for documentary series will be included for the first time.

As of December 13, the organising board received nearly 500 entries, of which the reportage category continued to attract the largest number of participants.

As part of the event, there will be workshops on social media and television, and solutions to using mobile equipment for TV production. 

Other sideline activities include a free congestive heart screening programme for children under 16 in Lam Dong province, a programme to present clothes to 1,750 children and 2,000 gift packages to students in Lac Duong, Bao Lam, Lam Ha, Don Duong, and Dam Rong districts. –VNA