Vietnamese film joins Palm Springs International ShortFest
“Supermarket Affairs” by Vietnamese director Nguyen Luong Hang is one of the four candidates from Southeast Asia competing at the ongoing Palm Springs International ShortFest, the largest film festival for short films in the US.
The film revolves around conflicts between a middle-aged Vietnamese immigrant woman and her Americanised adult daughter over the best way to honour her late husband in his second death anniversary.
The comedic and lusty narrative work previously joined the Spokane International Film Fest, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, and CAAMFest.
The 2023 Palm Springs film fest lasts from June 20 to 26, with the organiser selecting 299 candidates out of the over 6,000 submissions from 129 countries worldwide.
Awards and cash prizes worth 25,000 USD, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards, will be announced on June 25. The Best of the Fest shorts will be screened on the final day, June 26.