|Director Quan Lelan|
A Vietnamese American won the Columbine Award, which honors works reflecting non-violent resolutions to conflicts, at the Moondance International Film Festival in the US.
The Princes Concubine by Quan Lelan tells the story of a fearless woman who uses her wits to save her country from a bloody war.
The script was also named as one of the 100 finalists from 4,394 scripts submitted Hollywoodâs 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition.
In 2007, Lelan, who holds a masterâs degree in film from the University of Southern California, also won first prize at another Hollywoodâs screenwriting contest, Cynosure, which honors work featuring female and minority protagonists in bold and non-stereotypical roles.
Founded 10 years ago, the annual Moondance festival in Boulder, Colorado is one of the leading indie film festivals in the US.
This yearâs Columbine Award for a Feature Screenplay also went to Ruth Witteried for A More Perfect Union.
Source: Tuoi Tre