VOV.VN - Local director Huynh Tuan Anh has been given the “Best Director of the year” award at the ongoing Asian World Film Festival (AWFF).
Tuan Anh was honoured with the prestigious prize thanks to the release of the historical drama “Phuong Khau”, known as “The Emperor’s Gift” in English, with the film being one of three Vietnamese movies taking part in the festival.
Georges Jojo Chamchoum, executive director of AWFF, said the jury board had been delighted by the ancient Vietnamese costumes portrayed in the film.
He added that the director of Phuong Khau had thereby contributed to the diversity of Asian cultural colours, with these efforts deserving to be encouraged.
Phuong Khau is an original drama series based on royal life during the Nguyen Dynasty, the country’s last feudal rulers. It is set in Hue Imperial Palace and tells the story of concubines during the reign of King Thieu Tri who ruled from 1841 to 1847.
The 11-episode drama witnessed investment capital of VND15 billion and received more than 2.2 million views on YouTube.
The AWFF strives to bring the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to LA, the United States, in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, thereby strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries.
This year’s event, which run until November 11, has attracted the participation of nearly 100 movies from 40 countries across the globe.