They will go into three categories -- Movies, Scientific Documentaries, and Animation – and will be judged by three juries comprising of seven members each. The names of the judges have not been revealed yet.
Of the 17 feature films entered in the competition, seven were made by state-owned companies and the rest by private studios, with BHD having the largest number of entries.
The Ho Chi Minh-based studio has registered “Nhung nu hon ruc ro,” “Co dau dai chien,” “Hot boy noi loan,” and “Canh dong bat tan,” all of which were either box-office or critical successes or both.
“Mui co chay,” directed by Nguyen Huu Muoi and produced by the Vietnam Feature Film Studio, is the only movie in the list that has not been completed yet.
But the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival organizer, made an exception and accepted it after seeing its first cut.
Apart from film screenings, the 17th Vietnam Film Festival will also features a photo exhibition and seminar on the history and development of the country’s cinema industry.
It will be held from December 14 to 17.