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Three Vietnamese directors win awards at Singapore International Film Festival

Three Vietnamese directors win awards at Singapore International Film Festival

Monday, December 06, 2021, 16:06 GMT+7
Three Vietnamese directors win awards at Singapore International Film Festival
A screenshot from ‘The Men Who Wait’ by Vietnamese director Truong Minh Quy. Photo: SGIFF

Three young Vietnamese directors have been named the winners of various prizes at the 2021 Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

The 2021 SGIFF ran from November 25 to December 5, featuring a diverse and inclusive range of over 100 films by filmmakers from all over the world.

The winners of the festival’s Silver Screen Awards were announced on Sunday.

Representatives from Vietnam won three awards this year.

‘The Men Who Wait’ by Truong Minh Quy won the Best Southeast Asian Short Film.

A screenshot from ‘Grandma’s Broken Leg’ by Huynh Cong Nho. Photo: SGIFF

A screenshot from ‘Grandma’s Broken Leg’ by Huynh Cong Nho. Photo: SGIFF

The organizing board stated that the film depicts the aspirations and loneliness of people in their most vulnerable state.

‘Grandma’s Broken Leg’ by Huynh Cong Nho was honored with the Youth Jury Prize.

The Fellowship Prize was given to Pham Hoang Minh Thy for ‘Daughter of the Mountain God.’

Thy shared this prize with Filipino director Paul Rembert Patindol for his ‘Rafael’ film.

This year’s Best Film went to ‘Hit The Road’ by Iranian director Panah Panahi, while the Best Director title was presented to India’s P.S. Vinothraj for ‘Pebbles.’

Vietnamese director Pham Hoang Minh Thy. Photo: SGIFF

Vietnamese director Pham Hoang Minh Thy. Photo: SGIFF

The SGIFF is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore.

Founded in 1987, the festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema, according to its website.

With the Silver Screen Awards as a component, the event recognizes excellence in Asian cinema in two main categories – Asian Feature Film Competition and Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.

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