17:38 | 23/09/2015 Society
The directors of two Vietnamese films which, for the first time ever, have been selected in the same year for the Busan International Film Festival, slated to run next month, have revealed how ready they are to share their stories and promote works of the independent Vietnamese film sector.
Up-and-coming independent filmmaker Tran Dung Thanh Huy
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), in its 20th year, will take place from October 1 to 10 in Busan, the Republic of Korea.
For the first time ever, two film projects, “Cha Cha Cha” and “Rom” (The Lottery Boy) by up-and-coming Vietnamese directors Do Quoc Trung and Tran Dung Thanh Huy respectively, have been picked for the BIFF’s Asian Project Market, which is the largest investment and co-production market in Asia, according to apm.asianfilmmarket.org.
This year’s official selections include 30 titles from 15 countries.
The Asian Project Market has chosen a total of 442 projects over the past 17 years, in which approximately 200 were completed and introduced at prestigious international film festivals, the website said.
Trung told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that he is confident about his project, on which he had delivered a presentation at “Gap Go Mua Thu” (Meet the Autumn), a yearly program that offers training and financial aid to aspiring young Vietnamese filmmakers, last year.
Meanwhile, Tran Dung Thanh Huy said he has put aside several lucrative projects to focus all his time and energy on “Rom,” which will vie with 28 others and Trung’s “Cha Cha Cha” at the upcoming BIFF.
Both Trung and Huy are upbeat about an independent community of filmmakers which has taken shape in Vietnam over the past few years./.