Vietnam sweeps awards at sports film festival


Vietnamese films have won the top two prizes at Sport Movies & TV 2006, an international film festival in Milan, Italy, recently.

Vietnam’s Sports After 60 Years, tracing the achievements and development of the country’s sports won the golden laurel wreath for the documentary category.

Hand Movements, about judo training for people with visual disabilities, won the silver laurel wreath award for the Sport and Society category.

A total of 975 films from 67 countries and territories worldwide were screened at the festival dedicated to showcasing the best sports-filmmakers and their works.

Entries in six categories were evaluated by an international jury based on their promotion of sporting images and the cultural and ethical values of sports.

Vietnam had sent seven entries to the festival held from October 27 to November 1.

In 2003 Vietnam had won a gold laurel wreath for documentary Dances of Waves by Ho Chi Minh City’s Tuan Lam.

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by Minh Phat


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