Movie critics predict that two of the seven documentary films produced by young, amateur filmmakers in Ha Noi will win the Golden Lotus Bud award this year.
The French Cultural Centre in Viet Nam and the Megastar Media Company will organise a French film festival at the Megastar Parkson Paragon, 3 Luong Bang Quang Street, District 7 from July 20 to September 27.
Gov't invests in cinema industry
More than VND6.5 trillion (US$309 million) from the State budget will be spent in developing the cinema industry nationwide from now to 2020, according to the Department of Cinematography.
S Korean filmmakers help children realise movie-making dreams
South Korean director Kim Ji-hoon and actress Han Ga-in will come to Viet Nam to work as special mentors at the Toto Filmmaking Class programme.
Amsterdam film festival funds Vietnamese documentary, film fest
Work on a Vietnamese documentary about the possible legalisation of same-sex marriage in Viet Nam has received funding from Amsterdam's International Documentary Festival (IDFA).
Cinema strategy raises eyebrows
Many film industry experts have expressed their doubts about the ambitious goals set in the newly–released Cinematographic Development Strategy, which has been written with a vision to 2030.
The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France will screen three movies and an animation every Saturday in July.
State to honour heroes by funding historical biopics
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to use funds from the State budget to produce four feature films, three of which will be historical biopics.
Documentary fest helps ailing genre
Viewers flooded a recent international documentary film festival in both Ha Noi and HCM City, even though for a long time local audiences have shown little interest in documentary film.
A documentary about Vietnamese Agent Orange victims in HCM City won the top prize in the Best Feature Documentary Film category at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which ended on Friday.
Expo takes a look behind the scenes
The first Vietnamese International Exhibition on Film and Television Technology will be held in Ha Noi from next Wednesday to Friday.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.