Vietnamese entry in awards shortlist at world’s largest documentary film festival

By Dang Khoa   November 5, 2021 | 01:28 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese entry in awards shortlist at world’s largest documentary film festival
A still from 'Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong'
'Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong' (Children Of The Mist) has been nominated for awards at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

It will go up against 13 others for the Award For Best Film and 11 others for the Award For Best First Feature.

According to the festival website, the winner for Best Film will also receive a €15,000 ($17,300) cash prize while Best First Feature will get €5,000 ($5,700).

Directed by Ha Le Diem, the 90-minute long documentary is narrated by a 12-year-old ethnic H'Mong girl living in the northern town of Sa Pa.

It talks about the clash between ancient customs and modern values in a place where children from a traditional culture also have access to the outside world.

A total of 264 films from more than 80 countries were entered in the festival. The event this year will run from Nov. 17 to 28.

IDFA is the world's largest documentary film festival, and has been held annually since 1988.

 
 
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