15:29 | 28/03/2018 Society
A total of 23 films and short reports produced by children were screened at a Children Film Festival that opened in Cao Bang city on March 17.
|Children eagerly taking part in the filming process under the project - Photo: Childfund Vietnam|
The films screened provided children’s views on social issues, such as child trafficking, child marriage, clean water and environmental sanitation in rural areas, and poverty reduction.
The film ‘Dung De Con Co Don’ (Don’t Let Me Be Lonely) by a group of children from Trung Hoa commune, Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province, won the Best Short Film Prize.
The organizing board also presented an award for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Cameraman and Potential Prize at the event.
According to Hoang Ngoc Hung, Vice Chairman of Lang Ngam commune People’s Committee, Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province, the project has encouraged the children’s confidence and observation on the life around them.
“We have not only learnt about how to make a films, presentations and communication skills but we have also had a chance to make friends and share our views on children’s issues,” said Nong Thi Que, a 14-year-old girl from Tu Do commune, Quang Uyen district, Cao Bang province.
“Through the project, I feel that our voice is respected and listened to by adults,” she said.
The event was held under a child project being implemented in 12 communes in Quang Uyen district (Cao Bang province), Kim Boi district (Hoa Binh province), and Ngan Son district (Bac Kan province) the ChildFund Vietnam, with sponsorship from the Australian Government.
The project, launched in 2016, has given opportunities to nearly 300 children in difficult areas, as well as children from ethnic minority groups, to learn basic skills in film making, such as scriptwriting, filming and film editing.