The competition is part of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival that is taking place in the Republic of Korea (RoK) from June 29 to July 7.

The film project directed by Oscar Duong and produced by Hang Trinh was the only Vietnamese representative to clinch the prize in the “It Project” category. This category is for film projects that are in the content development stage.

“Sesame Has Its Soul” tells the story of Vietnamese women who immigrate to the RoK and their hidden pain when the beauty standards in the country are a great burden for Vietnamese – Korean women in particular, as well as globally in general.

At the event, film director Oscar Duong shared that he hopes the project will soon be completed and screened in both Vietnam and foreign countries in the near future.