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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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

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Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

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