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CGV Vietnam To Hold Screenwriting Contest

Contest to offer mentorships, cash prizes to Vietnamese filmmakers.


CJ CGV is looking for Vietnamese storytellers. Continuing its efforts to expand into Southeast Asia, CJ CGV has announced a contest for talented Vietnamese screenwriters. Through the program, CJ CGV hopes to both find and nurture Vietnamese cinema talents and strengthen the local film industry.

The contest will be accepting entries for the first round from June 6th until July 8th, and is open to all Vietnamese citizens between the ages of 18-35, regardless of experience.  To enter, writers should submit an idea no longer than 1,000 words to the CGV Vietnam website.

Successful applicants from the first round will vie for the chance to be one of the lucky 24 projects chosen for round two where writers will receive mentoring from established Vietnamese filmmaking professionals.

Five projects will be chosen for the final round, which will take place in late August.  Winners will be announced in early September.

The contest will allow chosen participants the chance to have their projects presented to top Vietnamese directors and producers. Winning selections will even have the potential to receive financial support form CJ CGV for production.

CJ CGV is also offering over 120,000,000 VND in cash prizes.

CGV has already announced the programs 6 mentors: Directors Charlie Nguyen (The Rebel), Duc Thinh (The Heart Mission), Le Thanh Son (Clash), Phan Gia Nhat Linh (“Sweet 20”, the Vietnamese remake of South Korean hit “Miss Grannie”), Dinh Tuan Vu (Yen’s Life), and actress Truong Ngoc Anh (Tracer).

This is CJ CGV’s first such event in Vietnam and is being co-run with the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

For more information, visit the CGV Vietnam website:
Or you can also visit the contest site:

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Chris Weatherspoon is an American film producer based in South Korea. Over the past 7 years Chris has been able to gain a wealth of experiences in the Korean feature film, television, and animation industries. Chris currently lives in Seoul where he is pursuing his MFA in Film at Chung-Ang University.

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