Six short documentaries and five short films produced by Lao students of the National University of Laos were screened at the 4th film festival to develop film making skills of the students of the Faculty of Mass Communication.
The 4th Film Festival was held at the big hall of the National University of Laos in Vientiane Capital on May 26.
The six short documentaries featured great contribution to society and human life, and fighting for survival and social development.
The first, Rescue 1625 shows how accidents, whether big or small, are not an obstacle for young voluntary aid society. The second, Naga reflects faith and the legend of Naga related to Buddhism, while the third, Green Bus hopes to contribute to decreasing traffic jams in Vientiane Capital. The fourth, Homosexuality talks about how lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) are now more socially accepted than ever before. The fifth, Clothes depicts the fact that Lao people like to wear T-shirts of the same colour and style. The final documentary, Blind Man’s life is a about the life of a talented blind man who never gives up.
The short films include My Father � about Mr Kham, a garbage collector’s son; Lanoy, about an innocent and obedient girl; Kainoy’s Love, about a young girl named Kainoy who never had a love until she met a young man named Alex; Moukda, about a girl born to a rich family; and Bah, about three friends who need scholarships to study aboard and request a supernatural power living in a big tree to make their wish come true.
The film festival was jointly organised by the Mass Communication Department, National University of Laos, Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos and KOICA.
The Film Festival was begun in school year 2014-2015 to present students’ productions such as short films and documentaries to the public, and also in order to support young Lao students in producing films and documentaries as well as to train efficient media workers in the near future, said the Head of Mass Communication Department, National University of Laos, Mrs Hommala Phensisanavong.
Mrs Hommala also said, Lao society needs a more skillful workforce in media fields like television, radio, newspaper or magazine production. Now our students can be filmmakers, TV producers, cinematographers, editors, sound engineers, news writers, announcers, news reporters and so on.
Source: Lao News Agency