Vietnam’s A-listers along with filmmakers and actors from around the world are taking to the red carpet in the capital for the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF). The festival features significant changes from previous years under the theme “Cinema – Integration and Sustainable Development”. A total of 146 films from more than 40 countries will be screened, including a re-release of "Indochine", filmed in Vietnam and starring French cinema queen Catherine Deneuve, who is in town for the event. Some are hoping the event will breathe life into Vietnam's movie industry - still in its infancy and mostly unknown, even on home soil. To bring the festival closer to the public, event organizers have decided to screen the films outdoors, while adding flavors of music and fashion in between each showcase with a long catwalk and South Korean bands. Also new in this festival is that the most important categories are no longer limited to film … [Read more...] about What’s new at the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival?
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12 documentries and 10 featured films from China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philipines, Hong Kong (China), Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam will compete for categories including Best Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, a prize of the Network of the Promotion of Asian Cinema (Netpac), and the Media Award. The films produced in 2009 or 2010 that have not been screened abroad before or not been screened in Asia before October 21 can enter. Entries must have not been screened on TV or internet. Other films from 25 countries throughout the world will be presented in the World Cinema program. Good local movies which have been produced in recent years will be screened in the "Vietnamese Cinema Today" section. The Country in Focus section which showcases pictures from a chosen country every year will introduce five latest films of the French movie industry. During the five-day event, there will be seminars on Vietnam's … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s 1st international film festival to be held in Hanoi
The second Hanoi International Film Festival (Haniff) will be held from November 25-29 focusing on the Development and Unification of the Asia-Pacific Film Industry. "The festival aims to encourage new talents from Vietnam 's film industry and other countries, particularly in the Asia â Pacific region, and support exchanges among global cinema," said Ngo Phuong Lan, head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Cinematography Department at a press conference held on Sept. 27 in Hanoi . The festival organisers have received more than 200 entries from 38 Asian and European countries and regions. Ten new films from the Asia â Pacific region will be premiered at the festival, competing in the best feature film category. More than 30 Vietnamese feature films were selected for the Country Focus category, focusing on the renewal stage and contemporary movies in the 2010 â 2012 period. It is the first time this many Vietnamese feature films will be screened at an … [Read more...] about Hanoi to host International Film Festival
With the Sundance Film Festival starting next Thursday and the Oscars not too far off, the movie buffs at online travel adviser Cheapflights (http:///www.cheapflights.com) have compiled a top 10 list of their favorite film festivals across the globe. Sundance Film FestivalPhoto: Reuters 1. Sundance Film Festival - Park City, Utah, United States Sundance Film Festival started out in 1978 as an event designed to attract more filmmakers to Utah while staying away from the overpowering Hollywood scene. Thirty-four years later, Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States, exhibiting feature-length films, documentaries, shorts, and animation while fostering dialogues among film enthusiasts. This year, the festival will run from Jan 19-29 in Park City, Utah, showcasing 200 films whittled down from nearly 9,000 submissions. Can't make it to the big event? On Jan 26, nine movie theaters across the United States will be hosting a filmmaker and his or her work as … [Read more...] about Travel Picks: World’s top 10 film festivals
VietNamNet Bridge - The ongoing 17th Vietnam Film Festival in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, has revealed the jury for the feature film category. Headed by famous director Luu Trong Ninh, the panel members include renowned actress Tra Giang, director Bui Thac Chuyen, screenwriter Trinh Thanh Nha, and cinematographer Dinh Anh Dung. Director Ninh is known for war-related movies and recently “Thang Long Aspiration”, a historical drama representing Vietnam which will compete in the Oscar’s Best Foreign Film category. Chuyen is widely known for “Adrift,” which was well-received at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Although the festival looks for the best of various film genres, from documentaries to animated works, its feature film category has traditionally been the center of both public anticipation and media attention. The judges said they had watched the 17 nominated movies and arrived in Phu Yen on December 14 to start their work. To Van Dong, a senior … [Read more...] about Jury for Vietnam Film Festival announced