Vietnamese film to be screened in Japan

* Ten top ten events: 1.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was established under the resolution No 1/2007/QH12 dated July 31, 2007 by the 12th National Assembly. 3- Cultural activities held in 2007 including the Smithsonian Festival with the theme “MekongRiver: Connecting Cultures”. Vietnam Cultural Weeks in Laos and the Republic of Korea introducing Vietnam’s cultural characteristics and the promotion of the country’s image and position in the international arena. 4-The successful organisation of numerous cultural festivals including festivals of the Chinese community in HCM City, minority people of Yen Bai province and Muong people of Hoa Binh and the second national festival celebrating traditional then singing and tinh instruments the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang. The festivals were aimed at honouring and preserving the cultural values of ethnic minorities and consolidating national great unity. th Vietnam Film Festival was successfully organised in the northern province of Nam Dinh with the participation of several private film production companies. 6-Vietnam’s sporting delegation finishing third at the SEA Games 24. 7-Truong Thanh Hang winning a gold medal in the 800 metres at the Asian Track and Field Championship 2007. Vietnamese taekwondo martial artists, Nguyen Van Hung, Hoang Ha Giang, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu winning berths into the 2008 Beijing Olympics after claiming victory in the qualifying round. 8-Vietnam welcoming 4.2 million international visitors this year, ranking fifth for attracting foreign tourists in the region. Vietnam’s tourism being advertised on CNN for the first time. 10-The National hosting of the Tourism…... [read more]

The film, made in 1984 by director Dang Nhat Minh, takes a gritty look at the emotional toll war has on those left behind. It feels like something right out of the 1960s, evoking both nostalgia for what was and a profound relief over what has ended. It stars Le Van as the main female character. The film won prestigious national and international prizes including the Golden Lotus at the Vietnam Film Festival in 1985, special prize at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1989, and was also honoured at the International Hawaii Film Festival in 1985. China ranked first with five films in the CNN’s list of top 18 films in Asia, followed by Japan with three. Films made by the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, India, Taiwan and Iran were also included in the list.... [read more]

The event will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee under the title ‘for a Vietnamese cinematography in the renovation and integration process.’ It is expected to provide a venue for artists to exchange experience and filmmakers to boost cooperation for the benefit of Vietnam’s cinema industry in the new period. Viewers at the festival will have a chance to watch the new movies and meet celebrities. Film studios are allowed to send entries that were produced, screened or broadcast between August 16, 2007 and September 30, 2008.... [read more]

17th Vietnam Film Festival to open in mid-December This information was announced at a press briefing held in Hanoi on November 9 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The event, part of activities to mark the 2011 National Tourism Year and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnamese film festivals, aims to select the best works from across the country and honour artists and filmmakers who have contributed to Vietnam's cinematographic history.. Five categories of movies-videos, documentaries, scientific films and animations- will be screened during the event. The opening and closing ceremonies of this year’s film festival will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television (VTV).... [read more]

The event was organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in coordination with the state-run National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh said that the film week is the first cultural activity launched by the embassy since its establishment last April. During the event, five Vietnamese movies which have won international awards will be screened, with three of them focusing on the past wars, he said. According to the Vietnamese diplomat, the film week will help Sri Lankan audiences understand more about Vietnam and its people, both in the past and at present. He said Sri Lanka will send an art troupe to the Hue Festival in central Vietnam in April. Vietnamese artists will open a photographic exhibition in Colombo city in June, and a Vietnamese art troupe will perform in Sri Lanka later this year. Vietnamese horror film receives US film festival invitations Vietnamese movie on lesbian couples to be screened at ASEAN film fest Vietnamese movie to be shown at Berlin int’l film festival First Vietnamese film screened on Star Movies Asia 17th Vietnam Film Festival opens Film-makers fall in love with Vietnam... [read more]

At the opening ceremony, Vietnam's Consul General to Perth Le Viet Duyen highlighted the two countries’ growing relations in the fields of economics, politics, education and training, science and technology, security and national defence, especially since 2009. During the festival, Vietnamese films, including “Vietnam tren duong phat trien” (Vietnam on the way to development) and “Chuyen cua Pao” (The Story of Pao), will be shown at the Northbride Piazza centre. Vietnam is the 19th trade partner of Western Australia with its total trade turnover reaching AUD800 million in 2012. Currently, there are nearly 15,000 Vietnamese living in Western Australia and 2,000 Vietnamese students studying there.... [read more]

Since making runner-up of the 2000 Miss Vietnam Photogenic, Van has appeared on the covers of all the leading fashion magazines in Vietnam, including Harper’s Bazzar, Cosmopolitan and Her World. She first became famous for her role in Dong Mau Anh Hung (The Rebel), which earned her the Best Actress Award at the 15th Vietnam Film Festival in 2007. In 2012, Van took part in two popular films, namely Ngoi Nha Trong Ngo Hem (The House in the Alley) and Ngoc Vien Dong (Pearls of the Far East). In Project Runway Vietnam, Van will be partnered with designer Do Manh Cuong, former jury member of the 2011 Vietnam’s Next Top Model who has had his impressive collections in numerous fashions shows, such as The Muse, Dep Fashion Show, Elle Show and F Show. The remaining host will be a representative from Harper’s Bazzar. The reality show will be broadcast on Vietnam Television (VTV) Channel 3 at 8pm, every Sunday starting from April 28.... [read more]

Cinematography Department Chief and Festival Organising Board Chair Ngo Phuong Lan announced the event’s “Vietnam’s Cinematography: Nation, Humanity, Creativity, Integration” theme at a press briefing in Hanoi on August 27. Lan said the exhibited films will celebrate national identity and the creativity of Vietnamese filmmakers in the context of increasing international integration. The four-day event will screen narrative films, digital videos, documentaries, scientific films, and animations. Lan said that as of August 21, the organizing board has already received 48 submissions from 12 cinematography facilities seeking to attend the festival. The submissions include 11 narrative films, one video, 27 documentaries, 7 scientific films and 2 animations. The 18th festival will have three seven member juries judging the various categories. The Gold Lotus, Silver Lotus and two special organising board prizes will be awarded in each category. Individual prizes span Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Filmmaker, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Designer, Best Music Designer, and Best Sound Designer. Festival audiences will also vote for their favourite films. The festival is expected to attract about 1,000 entrants and invitees. Famous French and Korean filmmakers will join an associated seminar on transnational film production and distribution cooperation. Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City have planned concurrent film weeks celebrating the 18th Vietnam Film Festival beginning on September 20.... [read more]

Besides their box office success, the five films have received praises from local critics for artistic quality. The films Thien menh anh hung (The Blood Letter), Am muu giay got nhon (How to Fight in Six-Inch Heels), Bi mat tham do (Scandal), Ao lua Ha Dong (The White Silk Dress), and Choi voi (Adrift) will be shown at CGV Yeouido cinemas in Seoul. RoK actor Yeo Jin-goo and Vietnamese actress Van Trang will act as ambassadors of the festival, the third of its kind and co-organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK, the Vietnam Cinema Department, the RoK Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the RoK Film Council. The two previous Vietnam Film Festivals in the RoK were held in 2011 and 2012.... [read more]

The event, which runs from November 7 to 9, is part of activities commemorating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the RoK and ASEAN countries. The film ‘the Legend Makers’ tells the story of Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives to install petrol pipes across the Truong Son Trail during the anti-American resistance war. It won the golden lotus prize at the 18th Vietnam Film Festival in 2013. “Dreaming cake”, directed by Nguyen Trong Khoa, was honoured with first place at the Toto's Film Making Class in 2014. The festival will also feature movies from the RoK, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia.... [read more]

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