Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – The 2016 Korea-Việt Nam Film Industry Network, which aims to promote co-operation in the film industry, closed in HCM City yesterday.
The event, hosted by the Việt Nam Cinema Department and Korea Film Council, offers opportunities for Vietnamese and Korean filmmakers and film distributors to meet and share experiences.
During the network, a series of meetings were organised to discuss filmmaking, scriptwriting, distribution, post-production, technologies and human resources.
At the main meeting on Thursday, representatives of Vietnamese and Korean film agencies introduced an overview of the film industry of the two countries.
Đỗ Duy Anh, deputy director of the Việt Nam Cinema Department, said, “The Vietnamese film industry has developed strongly in recent years. The growth reflects both an increase in the number of films and quality and diversity in film topics.”
“The year, 2015 saw the success of co-operation between state-owned and private film studios,” he said, referring to the Tôi Thấy Hoa Vàng Trên Cỏ Xanh (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass) film on childhood directed by Victor Vũ.
The film, produced by Galaxy Film Studio, Phương Nam Film and Saigon Concert Company, from a request by the Việt Nam Cinema Department, became a phenomenon at the domestic box office, earning over VNĐ80 billion (US$3.6 million) after 40 days of screening.
Anh said the Government was planning to issue policies about filmmaking and film distribution to promote the local film industry and attract more foreign filmmakers.
During the network event, the Việt Nam Cinema Department and Korea Film Council are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in the film industry. — VNS
According to the Việt Nam Cinema Department, 41 Vietnamese feature films were released in 2015, making up 17 per cent of the market share. The number of people who went to the cinema was 51 million in 2015.
The department aims to have 80 Vietnamese films released and 110 million people going to the cinema by 2020.