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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The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

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5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

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Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.