|The representative of the Paloma film crew received the award. (Photo: KHIEU MINH)
Paloma tells of a trans woman desperate for a traditional church wedding.
HANIFF 2022 “Cinema-humanism, adaption and development” took place in Hanoi on November 8-12 with the participation of 123 cinematographic works from countries and territories.
The festival aims to honour the best movies and new talents as well as encourage cooperation among film producers and delegates. It is also a venue for the celebration and betterment of both Vietnamese and international cinema and provides local and foreign filmmakers a chance to meet and exchange experiences and thoughts with each other.
The film festival included a series of activities during the event, such as an exhibition featuring film locations of cultural and historical relic sites across the capital, a “Cinema – Connectivity and spread of cultural values” seminar, a “Korean cinema” program, outdoor screenings, exchanges between local and international movie stars and audiences, and a HANIFF Campus and Film Project Market.
According to NDO, the Best Actor award went to actors Hemal Ranasinghe, Mahendra Perera, Ashan Dias, Darshan Dharmaraj, Dasun Pathirana, Priyantha Sirikumara and Suran Dissanayake for their roles in the Sri Lankan film “Maria” (The ocean angel).
The Best Actor award went to actors Hemal Ranasinghe, Mahendra Perera, Ashan Dias, Darshan Dharmaraj, Dasun Pathirana, Priyantha Sirikumara and Suran Dissanayake for their roles in the Sri Lankan film “Maria” (The ocean angel).
The “Best Feature Film Director” award belonged to Hamid Reza Ghorbani, the Iranian director of the movie “Bone Marrow” (Iran).
The “Judge’s Award” was presented to a Polish-Swedish-French co-production, “Woman on the Roof”.
The “Best Short Film” award went to “Pao’s Forest” by director Nguyen Pham Thanh Dat (Vietnam).
The "Best Young Short-Film Director" award was handed to Truong The Thien for the film “Hallway of Memories”.
The “Best Short-Film Director” award was presented to the film titled “Wheels on the Bus” directed by Surya Shahi of Nepal.
Meanwhile, the movies, “Chachacha” by director Do Quoc Trung and “Chua Dat” (Lord of the land) by director Do Thanh Son won the "Jury’s Award" and the first prize in the Asian Project Market./.