arts • 12 Jun, 2017
Jordan Vogt-Roberts To Judge Vietnam Entries To Global Film Competition
Kong director will choose one of 120 films to go to LA
US director and new Vietnam resident Jordan Vogt-Roberts is one of four judges tasked to choose a winning entry from over 120 short films made in Vietnam this weekend, 9-11 June.
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is an international short film competition in which participants are invited to write, film, edit and submit a film of three to four minutes in just 48 hours.
This year’s Vietnam leg began on Friday 9 June, with over 120 teams from across the country participating in the challenge. Each team was asked to pick two film genres and then choose one or use both to film a short movie including three elements: an unemployed character called Lê Minh Viên, a map, and the line: "Are you flirting?”
Vogt-Roberts has agreed to judge the entries alongside local director Phan Nhat Gia Linh and producers Jenni Trang Le and Bao Nguyen, telling press that he is looking for something uniquely Vietnamese:
“The only thing I care about in all forms of filmmaking is voice. I want to see voices and points of view that could only come from Vietnamese filmmakers. Do not try and be like someone or something else,” he said in a press release.
In-keeping with the general theme, every film that competed will be screened over a 48-hour period in both HCMC and Hanoi in late July, with the main awards ceremony held in August.
The winner will bag 10,000,000 VND cash as well as a Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera and a Gremsy H3 Gimbal, taking the total prize value to 90,000,000 VND.
The top film will also be sent to compete in the 48HFP World Finals in Los Angeles in March 2018 with the chance to also screen in the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Image courtesy of HKFILM
Words by Rebecca Jones