The Hanoitimes - The 2017 Golden Kite Awards’ organisation board received 117 cinematographic submissions in various categories.
Those are featured film, TV series, documentary film, cartoon, scientific films and short films, as well as four film studies and critiques. This was announced by Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Cinema Association at the event’s press conference on April 5.
Vietnamese remakes of foreign films and scripts will not be considered for the Kite Awards – the most prestigious cinematographic awards in the country, according to Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Cinema Association.
Golden Kite Awards 2017 attracts 117 movies.
The current number of remakes is enormous, and the awards will not accept nominations for this 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. The award ceremony of the 2017 Golden Kite Awards will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on April 20 and will be broadcast live on the Vietnam Television VTV2 channel.
The nominated films will be screened free for the public at the August Cinema, the National Cinema Centre, and the Studio for Documentary & Scientific Film in Hanoi from April 9 to 13, with invitations given away at these locations starting on April 6.
On the occasion, the Kite Awards organising board will also run 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.
Last year, the most important title of the Golden Kite Awards’ 2016, Best Picture, went to Saigon, I Love You by Ly Minh Thang. The 90-minute comedy features five couples from different places and backgrounds who choose Sai Gon-Ho Chi Minh City as their home and tells the stories of their loves and lives. The culture and lifestyle of the Saigonese are highlighted throughout the film.
VTV-produced Zippo, Mustard and You dominated the awards with victories in 5 categories - Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actress and Actor in a Leading Role, Best Camerawork and Best TV Series.
The 2016 Golden Kite award honoured veteran directors Nguyễn Khắc Lợi and Trần Phương for their contributions to the industry. This year’s competition received 145 entries, including 19 feature films, 21 TV series, 13 cartoons, 57 documentary films, 15 scientific films and 20 short films.