This year’s festival brings together over 100 television production units including more than 500 works competing for prizes in nine categories including children's programmes, documentaries, reports, science and education, talk shows and dialogue, ethnic minority language programmes, musical programmes, stage and television movies.
The entries reflect the country’s political, economic, cultural and social achievements over the past years. They also honour exemplary models during the process of forming new culture, hunger alleviation, poverty reduction and disaster recovery as well as in the fight against corruption and the cause of national security and social safety protection.
Addressing the opening ceremony, General Director of the national Vietnam Television (VTV) Tran Binh Minh said that the festival would contribute to inspiring, nurturing and promoting the creative values of television workers around the country, creating a motivation for them to produce better programmes to serve viewers.
He also emphasised that the 35th Vietnam Television Festival would discover and honour the most outstanding works for television in 2015.
On the occasion, a wide variety of seminars and forums on “Responding to climate change and the challenge of communication”, “Producing graphics on Television” and “Promoting cultural identities of ethnic minorities on Television” will also be held.
The festival runs until December 24.