The crew making "Sai Gon, anh yeu em" (Sai Gon, I love you) won the Golden Kite Award last year (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese remakes of foreign films and scripts will not be considered for the Kite Awards – the most prestigious cinematographic awards in the country.

The information was released by Vice President of the Vietnam Cinema Association Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat on April 5.

She said the current number of remakes is enormous, and the awards will not accept nominations for the category. However, the awards will honour individuals involved in making those works, she added.

In addition, the 2017 edition of the annual awards will include two more prize categories, which are cameramen of scientific documentaries, and animators.

A total of four research studies and 117 films have been submitted to vie for the awards. The entries include 13 feature films, 16 TV series, 13 animation films, 34 documentaries, 9 scientific films, and 32 short films.

The award ceremony will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on April 20, and will be broadcast live on the Vietnam Television VTV2 channel.

Nominated films will be screened free for the public at the August Cinema, National Cinema Centre, and Studio for Documentary & Scientific Film in Hanoi from April 9 to 13, with invitations given away at these places starting April 6.

On the occasion, the Kite Awards organising board also runs a conference to review the creation of films and series last year at the headquarters of the Vietnam Cinema Association (No 51 Tran Hung Dao Street) on April 9.-VNA