A short film titled “Someone is going to forest” by young local filmmaker Truong Minh Quy has made it to the Asian Short Film Competition’s Top 10 at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival, which is running in Busan, South Korea, till October 12, Tuoi Tre newspaper reports.

Like Quy’s previous short films, “Someone is going to forest” has no clear storyline but is a mere fusion of sounds and images. The film is set in immense forests in Buon Me Thuot town in Central Highland province of Dac Lac, Quy’s hometown and his home. The actors and actresses are Quy himself, his father, younger sister and close friends.

Quy, 23, made the film with minimal costs, he borrowed a camera from one of his friends and did the editing himself.

The 29-minute film will be screened at the Busan International Film Festival on October 8 and 11, and Quy is set to give a talk after the October 8 screening.

Though Quy has yet to gain fame in the short film sector and has made only a few short films, “The Blue Room” (2010), “An Ordinary Sunday” (2011) - the first short film to feature Hong Anh, a professional actress - and “A Raw Video” (2012), his works have received critical acclaim for their notable depth and significance.

After watching Quy’s “An Ordinary Sunday”, local director Phan Dang Di, known for his film “Bi, don’t be afraid”, referred Quy and another young local director to the Busan festival for a training course. During the course, the young man had opportunities to work with and learn from his counterparts from other countries and nurtured his dream of making a film which would compete for the Busan festival’s Short Film award.

“Lua Phat” (Once upon a time in Vietnam), a heavily-invested action fantasy feature film by Vietnamese American actor-director Dustin Nguyen, which failed to receive an enthusiastic embrace as expected and was also criticised for several brandy advertising scenes, will also be screened at the Busan festival.

Busan International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in Asia. Founded in 1996, BIFF has focused on introducing and supporting fresh Asian directors and their films. In 1998, BIFF launched the Asian Project Market followed by the Asian Film Market in 2006.

Along with the Short Film Competition for Korean directors, the Asian Short Film Competition’s Top 10 features films from such countries as Iran, China, India and Singapore. The director of the winning film will walk away with a cash prize of 10,000 USD.-VNA