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Asian Cinema Fund 2018

2019 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Project Children of the Mist
Category BIFF Mecenat Fund
Project Children of the Mist
Director HA LE Diem
Country Vietnam
Director's Profile HA Le Diem was born in 1991 in an ethnic minority group of Northeast Vietnam. She left her hometown to study journalism at the University of Social Sciences in Hanoi, from where she graduated in 2013. Children of the Mist is her first feature documentary film project.
 
Synopsis
Di is a 13-year-old girl living in a Hmong ethnic minority village of North Vietnam. She dreams of entering high school but she must convince her parents that studying is not a waste of time and money. In her community, marriage is linked to a controversial tradition: when a boy is interested in a girl, he organises her kidnapping. This process sometimes turns pretty dangerous and dark. Di fears to be kidnapped: getting married so young would mark the end of her dream to see what is beyond the mountains surrounding the village.
Director's Note
Two years ago, I taught a workshop in a region hosting Hmong minorities. Observing the young girls playing in the foggy landscapes, I felt like I was looking at my own reflection in a mirror with 15 years of distance. I became very close to Di, a 13-year-old girl, who gave me access to the whole community. She became like a younger sister, sharing with me all her hopes and fears. This is how I came up with the idea to make a film about the holy time of childhood and its disappearance. We decided to document this major step in her life which will determine her whole future.
Festivals
2021 IDFA - Award for Best Directing, IDFA Best First Feature Special Mention
2022 Budapest International Documentary Festival -Senior Jury Award and Brave Children Award
2022 DocPoint
2022 True False
2022 Tempo Doc Fest - In Competition
2022 Ljubljana Doc film festival - Amnesty International award
2022 Thessaloniki Doc Fest
2022 Cinema du reel - Clarens Prize for Humanist Documentary Filmmaking
2022 Thin Line Film - Special Recognition(Cinema Verite)
2022 One World International FF - Special Jury Award in International Competition
2022 ATC Human Right Film Festival
2022 ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival - Main prize: Small Stamp for Best Film by a Young Filmmaker
2022 Visions du Reel - Perception Change Project Award
2022 Seattle International Film Festival
2022 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Jury′s Special Mention
2022 San Francisco International Film Festival - GGA Docs Competition
2022 New Directors / New Films
2022 African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival
2022 DOXA Documentary Film Festival - Feature Documentary Award
2022 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
2022 MILLENIUM Festival - Sustainable Development Price of the International competition
2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) - Next Generation Award
2022 DOK.fest Munchen Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival Munchen - SOS Children′s Villages Worldwide award
2022 Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International 2020
2022 Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
2022 International Documentary Festival in the Cevennes.
2022 Internationales Film Festival Innsbruck - Winner Documentary Competition
2022 Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival
2022 Docaviv - Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival - BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD
2022 TRT Documentary Days
2022 The Barcelona International Women′s Film Festival
2022 Festival International de film Documentaire d′Agadir - Fidadoc, Agadir
2022 Sydney Film Festival
2022 Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival
2022 FEST - New Directors New Film Festival
2022 Cambodia International Film Festival
2022 Guanajuato International Film Festival - In Competition
2022 DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival
2022 Cervino CineMountain Festival
2022 Edinburgh International Film Festival
2022 Melbourne International Film Festival
2022 MakeDox - Main Competition
2022 Hong-Kong IFF - Documentary Competition
2022 Filmovy festival Litomerice
2022 Film Festival della Lessinia
2022 DMZ International film festival - International Competition
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