French Catherine Deneuve and director Régis Wargnier at the 4th HANIFF in 2016. Photo tuoitre.vn
HÀ NỘI — The 6th Hà Nội International Film Festival (HANIFF) has been scheduled for November 4 to 8, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced.
With the theme 'Cinema - Integration and Sustainable Development', the event will include Vietnamese and international filmmakers.
The festival will be held by the ministry and Hà Nội City to honour outstanding cinematographic works with high artistic value, rich in humanity and creativity and to encourage new talents.
The 6th HANIFF will also provide an opportunity for filmmakers to meet and help develop the domestic film industry and introduce prominent international works to a Vietnamese audience.
The event will also introduce world cinema, focusing on British movies.
The festival opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Culture and Friendship Palace and will be broadcast live on VTV.
At the 5th festival in 2018, there were 147 films from nearly 50 countries and territories, including more than 40 Vietnamese films. The Best Feature-length Film Award was given to Iranian film The Dark Room, directed by Rouhollah Hejazi.
HANIFF is a biennial film festival founded in 2010 as the first international film festival in Việt Nam. It has been attended by world-renowned artists such as the French Catherine Deneuve and director Régis Wargnier in Academy Award's Foreign Language Film winning Indochina and Australian actor David Wenham, who is known for his role of Faramir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. VNS