Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Young amateur filmmakers aged 18-35 are eligible to participate in the first HTV Short Film Awards 2018, launched in HCM City this week. The contest includes two categories: short films and TV ads. Short films (15 minutes or less) on social issues will feature stories related to young people and their hopes and dreams. Advertising films (30 seconds) will offer messages to all kinds of communities. Stories about youth and their difficulties in life, study and love are expected to be featured. Films should include at least one poster each. Organised by HCM City Television (HTV), in co-operation with its private studio partners, the contest will give participants, particularly students at universities and colleges, and an opportunity to explore their creativity. A group of film producers, directors, and camera operators from film studios and cinematography schools, such as Trần Thị … [Read more...] about HCM City Television launches film contest for youth
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Viet Nam News PARIS — Feminism should be taught in schools, said the French film legend Agnes Varda, who has become an icon for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements demanding equality in the film industry. Varda, 90, who was nominated for an Oscar this year for her documentary Faces Places after winning an honorary one in 2017, said activism had to start in schools. "Feminism is not active enough in schools and colleges, and sexual education has flatlined," the veteran director told a Women in Motion gathering in Paris on Tuesday organised by the fashion conglomerate Kering. "We do not talk enough about it to young men and women," she added. "We have to continue the fight. We thought in the 1960s that things would change quickly. But clearly, that has not been the case." Varda, the only female director who emerged from the French New Wave that rewrote the rules of cinema in the 1960s, has become an icon for many women in the industry. She helped lead a protest by … [Read more...] about Teach feminism in schools, says film legend Agnes Varda
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Vietnamese director Nguyễn Quang Dũng is planning to do a film to remake the 2004 Hollywood romantic comedy 50 First Dates. The film, which was directed by Peter Segal and written by George Wing, is about the love story between the veterinarian Henry and Lucy, a young woman who developed anterograde amnesia after a car accident. It starred American actors Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Dũng said: “50 First Dates is one of my favourite films. Remaking the film will be a highlight of my career.” The Vietnamese version was a co-production of Sony Pictures and private Vietnamese film studio Thiên Ngân (Galaxy). Dũng, 50, was one of the first directing graduates from the HCM City College of Theatre and Cinematography, which became the University of Theatre and Cinematography in 1999. He is known for the comedies Nụ Hôn Thần Chết (A Kiss of Death), Những Nụ Hôn Rực … [Read more...] about Director to remake Hollywood film 50 First Dates
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City-based film studio BHD is remaking the award-winning American comedy-drama TV series Glee with Vietnamese actors and a new plot. Actress Angela Phuong Trinh will perform in Glee Viet Nam, the Vietnamese version of the American TV comedy-drama Glee, which will be broadcast online in mid-August. — File photo courtesy of the producer The original TV show focused on a glee club called New Directions at William McKinley High School led by teacher Will Schuester. Apart from becoming a strong team to compete in the choir competition circuit, the club’s members have to deal with social issues, relationships and discrimination during the TV series. The show, which began airing in the US in 2009, was broadcast for six seasons with a total of 121 episodes, featuring hundreds of famous … [Read more...] about Director filming Vietnamese version of American TV series Glee
Viet Nam News By Bảo Hoa A new drama-comedy film has been taking young Vietnamese audiences by storm, achieving dramatic commercial success since its premiere on April 28. Grossing VNĐ150 billion (US$6.6 million) up to last Tuesday with two million tickets sold, Em Chưa 18 (Jailbait) broke the country's box office sales records in less than a month and became the highest-grossing Vietnamese film at the Vietnamese box office. It has also made its way to the top 3 highest-grossing films in Việt Nam of all time, just behind Kong: Skull Island and Fast and Furious 8. Centered on the young, rich and open-minded demographic in the country's largest city Ho Chi Minh, Jailbait tells the tale of a bait-and-switch romance between Linh Đan (played by Kaity Nguyễn) - a 17-year-old student from a bilingual school, and Hoàng (Kiều Minh Tuấn) - a handsome yoga instructor who is almost twice her age. In an attempt to get back at Tony (Will) - her cheating boyfriend, Linh Đan tricks Hoàng into … [Read more...] about What’s more to good films than commercial success?