Over 50 Countries and Territories to Attend Hanoi International Film Festival 2022
|At the press conference.
123 films from over 50 countries and territories worldwide have been registered for the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF VI) from November 8-12, heard a press conference in Hanoi on October 20.
With the theme "Cinema - Humanity, Adaptation and Development", HANIFF VI will be jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Cinema Department and the municipal Department of Sports and Tourism, according to VNA.
Speaking at the press conference, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said the festival aims to honour excellent international and Vietnamese cinematographic works with high artistic value, rich in humanity and creativity in cinematic language.
It also encourages new Vietnamese and world talent in film acting and producing, and provides a platform for Vietnamese and foreign movie artists to share their professional expertise.
The deputy minister added that the event will also help promote tourism development and services, contributing to promoting the image of Vietnam as a safe, friendly, peaceful, hospitable, integrated and developing country.
Two ceremonies will be held on November 8 and 12 to mark the opening and closing of the event. Awards will also be presented on the closing night ceremony at the Friendship Palace at 91 Tran Hung Dao street.
The two ceremonies will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television (VTV).
In the framework of the event, an exhibition highlighting Hanoi historical monuments and cultural heritages as film locations, and seminars on cinema highlights of the Republic of Korea and film production to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, will be organised.
There will also be outdoor movie screening programmes, exchanges with actors and actresses on November 9, 10 and 11 in the centre of Hanoi, and sightseeing tours through some attractive destinations around Hanoi for guests and participants on November 11.
|Opening of the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn
The festival organising committee has set up a council to select qualified films to be shown at the five-day festival, which starts on November 8.
The council conducted final evaluation activities on the candidates in mid-September and is expected to select works from different categories for the contest, including 10-12 foreign films for the long film category and about 40 others for the short film category.
In the short film category, the council is expected to select 30 features, documentaries and animations from around the world and ten from Vietnam.
The category of world panorama will feature 70-80 films, including 56 long and 21 short productions, which will be shown during the festival. The contemporary feature category will have 43 films, 22 short and 21 feature films.
It is reported that the organising board has worked with cinema chains such as the National Cinema Centre, BHD Cineplex, CJ CGV and Galaxy to coordinate preparing and promoting the filming programmes two weeks before the opening ceremony.
The sixth Hanoi International Film Festival was delayed in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.
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