Love to bloom in online film fest

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After a two-month run, Vietnam's online film festival www.yxineff.com is about to premiere "L.o.v.e," the tenth film in the series at 9 p.m. on July 16.

Director Vu Ngoc Phuong worked as a film editor, directorial assistant and actor in Vietnam before going abroad to attend the International Institute of Cinema and Television in Cebu, Philippines.

"L.o.v.e" is his first film.

Up-and-coming Fiilipina Actress Maria Rosa Delima Reyes stars as Rozie, a young woman who loses her lover in a sudden accident. By taking up her lost lover's camera, Rozie embarks on a bittersweet journey of recollection and reconciliation.

Phuong has submitted the film for the Red Heart Award. The audience-choice award is bestowed upon the director with the most votes. The winner will receive VND20 million (US$1,047) towards his next film.

An hour after the screening, the director will sit for an online discussion.

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