Film director Charlie Nguyen (Photo: )
HCM City (VNA) - The Uong Co Trach Nhiem (7 Film Fest – Responsible Drinking) contest is accepting films from Vietnamese aged 18 and over in the categories of directing and screenplay writing.

The National Committee for Traffic Safety organised the contest to raise awareness about drunk driving. It aims to discover talented filmmakers for the film industry.

In August, the organiser will announce the seven best directors and seven best screenwriters, who will be paired into seven groups of two consisting of a director and screenwriter.

They will learn about filmmaking from talented directors, and then make their own short films about responsible drinking.

All of the films will be screened for the public at local cinemas, including CGV, Galaxy and BHD, and on social networks like YouTube, in September.

The organiser will choose the winner based on 40 percent of audience votes and 60 percent of votes of the judges.

The awards ceremony will be held in late October in HCM City.

The contest’s production manager is a Vietnamese–American director Charlie Nguyen, who is popular among Vietnamese audiences for his action and comedy films, such as Dong Mau Anh Hung (The Rebel), De Mai Tinh (Fool for Love), and Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo (Love Puzzle), and a newly released rock movie Fan Cuong (Fanatic).

The 7 Film Fest was first held in 2015, attracting 125 filmmakers who submitted 80 screenplays and 30 films.

Participants can register by July 30 at and submit works at or at the office at 10B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1.-VNA