Vietnamese films honoured at International Children's Film Festival

Tuesday, 2019-12-17 13:33:06
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Vietnamese students film makers at the Film Festival
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NDO – The film named "The To - Do list" by students of Viet Duc High School, Hanoi - representing Vietnam - won the Outstanding Film Award at the 13th Asian International Children's Film Festival, held in Japan.

The group of students includes Dang Lam Nhi, Hoang Hai Dang, Hoang Thi Dieu Khue. The information was announced by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training on December 16.

With the theme of “How do you feel about causing others trouble. Is it okay if only you are good? Can you think about other people?”, this year’s festival took place in Minamiawaji City, Hyogo, Japan, attracting the participation of student groups from 15 Asian countries and territories and 10 Japanese provinces and cities. From among the more than 400 films, the organising board selected 69 excellent works to be honoured.

The film festival aims to help children pay more attention to the environment and society around them, nurturing them into emotional people. Through the making of films, it helps children to be able to express their thoughts and desires in daily life, from which they will come up with solutions and actions that bring a lot of good meaning in life.

The film "The To-do List" by Vietnamese students is about two characters named Dang and Hai. Hai unfortunately suffers from a fatal illness and will only survive for a short time, and so has listed the places he wants to go on a piece of paper ("To-do List"). Dang accidentally saw this paper, so encouraged his friend, every day he came to push a wheelchair to bring Hai to those places. Hai's mother thought that Dang was not good and bothered his son, so she banned Dang from seeing Hai. When Hai died, Hai's mother accidentally found a picture of her son lying under the pillow, thanking Dang. Hai's mother regretted realizing that she misunderstood Dang, having interrupted her son's last aspirations in the middle.

The film was highly appreciated by the judges.

This year, the organizing board presented 13 awards for the categories, including one special prize, four excellence prizes and eight consolation prizes.

Earlier, in July, the Hanoi Department of Education and Training held a film competition for high school students in Hanoi 2019 and selected three films representing Vietnam.