6th Hanoi International Film Festival underway

Thứ Sáu, 11/11/2022, 20:26

The sixth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF VI) opened on November 8 evening, featuring 125 films from 56 nations and territories, including 45 of Vietnam.

Themed "Cinema - Humanity, Adaptation and Development", the festival, jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Hanoi People’s Committee, aims to honour excellent international and Vietnamese cinematographic works with high artistic value, imbued with humanity and creativity in cinematic language. 

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said that the festival offers a chance for Vietnamese and foreign artists to exchange experience to contribute to developing Vietnamese, regional and international cinemas.

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At the openning ceremony. 

This is also an opportunity to boost the domestic film industry and its integration into the world market while simultaneously promoting the image of Vietnam as a safe, friendly, peaceful, hospitable, integrating and developing country, he added.

Together with the opening ceremony, the closing and award ceremony will be held at the Friendship Palace at 91 Tran Hung Dao street this Saturday and broadcast live on the national Vietnam Television (VTV).

Eleven long films and 20 short ones have been selected for the contest. The long works are produced by India, Poland, Iran, France, Brazil, Spain, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Activities such as film screening and the film project market are scheduled at Daewoo Hotel, as well as two seminars with themes about the Republic of Korea (RoK) cinema spotlight and film production, distribution and dissemination to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biennial Hanoi International Film Festival was first organised on October 17-21, 2010, as part of the activities to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. The first edition aimed to celebrate Asian cinema, promote cultural exchanges and foster further development cooperation between regional and international filmmakers through the showcase of the latest films by talented directors, especially those from Southeast Asian countries.

It also aimed to build a new film festival brand and affirm the position and integration trend of Vietnamese cinema in international cinematography and attract the attention of world filmmakers to Vietnamese cinema, within the strongly renewing and developing country of Vietnam. In 2020, the festival was cancelled due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By An Nhien