HN to host German film festival for children, young audience

May 19, 2017 - 15:36
A scene from the famous German children film Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (Rico, Oskar and the Mysterious Stone), based on children’s best selling book by Eugen Ruge, translated into 23 languages. The film will be screened at the first ever German Film Festival for Children & Young Audience in Việt Nam. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Six selected films will be screened for free at Hà Nội’s Kim Đồng Cinema during the German film festival for children and young audience from May 25 to 28.

Known as the first ever film festival for children and young audiences in Việt Nam, the German film festival has been organised by the Goethe-Institut on occasion of International Children’s Day on June 1 and in co-operation with the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience SCHLINGEL from Germany.

As part of the festival, the Goethe-Institut will also organise various free film-related activities and workshops to reflect on the films and to inspire participants to express their views. The institute has teamed up with Tí Toáy Atelier, Think Playgrounds (Sân chơi) association and Blossom Art House to offer a broad range of educational programmes customised for different age groups.

“Our aim is to further develop our young audience’s media literacy, thus contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development,” organisers said. As its special guests, Goethe-Institut Hà Nội will welcome directors of three films that will be screened at this film festival in Việt Nam. They are Florian Gaag, director of Lena Love; Alexandra Prochazka, directress of Auf Augenhöhe (At Eye Level); and Neele Vollmar, directress of Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein (Rico, Oskar and the Mysterious Stone). Michael Harbauer, director of the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLINGEL, will be in Việt Nam on this occasion.

The films will have subtitles in Vietnamese and in English.

Interested people can collect tickets from four venues -- Goethe-Institut Hanoi located on 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street; Think Playgrounds Workshop, located on 244 Âu Cơ Road; Blossom Art House located on 94B Trần Hưng Đạo Street; and Tí Toáy Studio, located on 46, lane 121/14 Chùa Láng Street. — VNS