Singaporean film wins the “Autumn Meeting Grand Prix”

The film “A land imagined” by Chris Yeo (Yeo Siew Hua) from Singapore won the“Autumn Meeting Grand Prix” worth US$5,000 in the category of the Art-House Film Corner Pitching at the international cinema event “Autumn Meeting 2016" which took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang and the picturesque UNESCO world heritage city of Hoi An from November 8-16.

The “Producer's Choice” prize valued US$3,000 in the category of Entertainment Film-World Pitching went to the Vietnamese comedy film “Chung cu that thu” by young directors Le Hoang and Le Lam Vien.

The “Short Film of The Future” title worth US$1,000 belonged to Chu Anh Nguyet and Ta Minh Duc; and the Star Choice Award with a cash prize of US$1,000 was presented to best actress of the “Actor training program”, Hoang Thuy.

The organization board also offered the Special Mention award to two film projects by Nguyen My Trang and Nguyen Huynh Dieu Hien.

“The Autumn Meeting” is an annual cinema program organized by Cinema Land and DNY Productions. The first show was organized in Da Nang in November 2013 and became a highly successful event.

Famous local and international filmmakers of Taiwan (China) and from other Asia and ASEAN countries, programmers from both the Cannes and Venice film festivals attended the Autumn Meeting 2016.

This year’s workshop and film forum is a rare opportunity for insiders to exchange experience. It also includes activities, such as film screenings, award giving ceremonies, and cinema fundraising, film project market “Art-house Film Corner”, workshops on making a low-budget movie, Voice of Directors.

An actor training program for young people will be instructed by South Korean actress Lydia Park and movie star Moon Sori. Moon Sori won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor or Actress at the 59th Venice International Film Festival for her 2002 film “Oasis.” She is also best known for her acclaimed leading roles in “Hill of Freedom” and “A Good Lawyer’s Wife”.

In addition, 12 participants from Taiwan (China), South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam will receive instruction and career mentoring from renowned Vietnamese French director Tran Anh Hung in a directing workshop. Hung was an Oscar nominee and Cannes Camera d'Or winner in 1993 for Scent of Green Papaya; more recently, director of the 2010 adaptation of Haruki Murakami's hit novel Norwegian Wood.. He was the president of the jury board of the prize “The Film of the Future.” in this year’s 4th event.

There was a budget film production course led by Indonesian filmmakers Joko Anwar and Tia Hasibuan. Meanwhile French filmmaker Julie Beziau offered a film editing workshop for participants.

A workshops on making a low-budget movie led by Indonesian filmmakers Joko Anwar and Tia Hasibuan

        French director Tran Anh Hung in a directing workshop

Vietnamese and international artists join in an actor training program.

By Van Tuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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