CJ Short Films Screened In Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

A series of Vietnamese short films will be screened at Vietnamese Short Film Week, which will be held in HCM City and Hanoi from September 7.

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The programme will feature ten works of different genres on various topics by talented young filmmakers who have won top prizes at international film festivals and the CJ Short Film Making Project, a prominent national contest in the genre from 2018, as vietnamnews reported.

CJ Short Films To Be Screened In Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
The film week features award-winning films from the CJ Short Film Making Project in 2018 and 2019. Photo courtesy of CJ CGV Vietnam

Highlighted works will include Diem Bao (Fortune-telling) by Ho Thanh Thao, Ca Mat Trang (Moonfish) by Tran Thi Ha Trang, Con Dai Cai Mang (Mother’s Love) by Dao Thu Uyen, Nhung Con Voi Ben Ve Duong (Elephants on the Streets) by Dao Quang Trung, and Huong Ky Trong Trang (Dreaming a Dream) by Le Can Truong.

Filmmaker Tran Thi Ha Trang’s project called Cá Mặt Trăng (Moonfish) features a self-discovery journey of a hearing-impaired child, while Hương Kỳ Trong Trăng (Dreaming a Dream) of Le Can Truong is about a man lost in his illusions.

All of them were named as the best works at this year’s CJ Short Films Filmmaking Project.

CJ Short Films To Be Screened In Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Shooting to compete in a scene at the CJ Short Film Project. Photo: SGGP News.

The screening will also present five films that won the CJ Short Films Filmmaking Project in 2018 and 2019, such as Mot Khu Dat Tot (Blessed Land) by Pham Ngoc Lan, May Nhung Khong Mua (Live in the Cloud – Cuckoo Land) by Vu Minh Nghia and Pham Hoang Minh Thy, and Gi Cung Sua (Fix Anything) by Le Lam Vien.

In addition, as VOV News reported, the event will screen six short films by Korean filmmakers such as Pitch Black by Lee Junsup and The Daughter by Nam Soona.

The screening will be held on September 7-9 at CGV Su Van Hanh in District 10 in HCM City. In Hanoi, the event will take place on September 12-13 at CGV Vincom Nguyen Chi Thanh in Dong Da District. Entry is free.

CJ Short Films To Be Screened In Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Five top short films at this year’s CJ Short Film Making Project are screened at Vietnamese Short Film Week. – Photo courtesy of CJ CGV Vietnam.

The CJ Short Film Project was organized by CJ Cultural Foundation and CGV Vietnam. As reported by SGGP News, filmmaking is a collective work that requires filmmakers to connect and support with each other. The movie activities also aim to create a strong community and contribute to the development of the film industry.

The CJ Short Film Making Project, initiated in 2018, aims to bring works by Vietnamese filmmakers to top international film festivals.

Many productions from the contest have been selected to screen and compete at over 50 international film festivals around the world. All the entries feature different genres, and various topics and stories covering various aspects of life and humanity.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the event consisted of 3 screenings at Su Van Hanh CGV theater: September 7-9: screening of 5 best short films CJ short film project season 3; September 8th: screening of 5 short films selected from the CJ Short Film Project season 1 and 2; September 9: Screening of 6 short films selected from the Korean CJ Short Film Project.

In Hanoi, the event consisted of 3 screenings at CGV Vincom Cinema Nguyen Chi Thanh: September 12: screening of 5 best short films CJ short film project season 3; September 13: Screening 5 short films selected from the CJ Short Film Project season 1 and 2 and 6 short films selected from the Korean CJ Short Film Project.

Ruby Lee