Organizers presented awards in various categories, including the Vietnamese Film Award voted by audiences for a series of animated films and the NETPAC Award for outstanding Vietnamese film.

At the closing ceremony of the 2nd Da Nang Asian Film Festival (DANAFF II – 2024) (Photo: VGP)

Addressing the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Tran Chi Cuong said the event brought a vibrant and colorful week of cinema to Da Nang, noting that this marks the second time Da Nang has successfully hosted an international film event.

DANAFF II not only gathered and honored outstanding cinematic works, but also created a space to nurture and cultivate talents — one of important steps to establish a cinematic ecosystem, Cuong stressed, adding that this serves as a solid foundation for building Da Nang into a city known for film events, thus contributing to the development of cultural industries.

He emphasized that DANAFF II is expected to become one of the most attractive and effective ways to showcase national identity and promote the vibrant and dynamic image of Da Nang, serving as a bridge connecting Vietnam and Da Nang with Asia and the world.

Themed "Bridging Asia," the highlight of DANAFF II was the competition in two categories of Asian and Vietnamese Film Awards. Notably, for the first time the festival presented the cinema achievement award to an outstanding filmmaker.

Source: VNA