HÀ NỘI — A total of 123 films from over 50 countries and territories worldwide have been registered for the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF VI) from November 8-12.
With the theme "Cinema - Humanity, Adaptation and Development", HANIFF VI will be jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Cinema Department and the municipal Department of Sports and Tourism.
|The biennial event always attracts thousands of actors and audiences from many countries. — Photo dangcongsan.vn|
Speaking at the press conference, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tạ Quang Đông said the festival aims to honour excellent international and Vietnamese cinematographic works with high artistic value, rich in humanity and creativity in cinematic language.
It also encourages new Vietnamese and world talent in acting and producing, and provides a platform for Vietnamese and foreign movie artists to share their professional expertise.
The deputy minister added that the event will also help promote tourism development and services, contributing to promoting the image of Việt Nam as a safe, friendly, peaceful, hospitable, integrated and developing country.
In the framework of the event, an exhibition highlighting Hà Nội's historical monuments and cultural heritages as film locations, and seminars on cinema highlights of the Republic of Korea and film production, will be organised.
There will also be outdoor movie screenings, exchanges with actors and actresses, and sightseeing tours through some attractive destinations around Hà Nội for guests and participants.
Tickets will be distributed free at three screening places: The National Cinema Centre (87 Láng Hạ Street, Đống Đa District); CGV cinema (54 Nguyễn Chí Thanh Street, Đống Đa District); BHD Star cinema (No 2 Phạm Ngọc Thạch Street, Đống Đa District).
The schedule for ticket distribution and film screenings will be updated on the event website.
Awards will also be presented on the closing night ceremony at the Friendship Palace at 91 Trần Hưng Đạo Street. — VNS