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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.