HCM City holds activities to celebrate Vietnam Movie Day

A series of cultural activities marking the 63rd anniversary of the Vietnam Movie Day (on March 15) will be held in Ho Chi Minh City by the city’s Cinema Association.

Poster of the film "Thau Chin (Ho Chi Minh's nickname) in Siam"

The event aims to introduce history and development of the Vietnamese cinema industry and honor insiders who have outstanding contribution to the national movie sector.

A free screening of films, including a documentary film on the 60 years of the Vietnam’s southern revolutionary movie industry;  “Thau Chin (Ho Chi Minh's nickname) in Siam”; Nhung Dua Con Cua Lang (Children of the Village) that  won the Silver Kite Prizes at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival ; Dan Seu Tro Ve (The Cranes Coming Back) earned the Best Cartoon prize at the 2014 Golden Kite Awards and the Silver Kite Prizes at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival , and more.

There will be a discussion about the role of artists and filmmakers in the building and developing the country.

Vietnam Movie Day is one of significant events to showcase the achievements of the local movie industry and honor outstanding contributions of artists in bringing Vietnamese films to the world. The date was chosen in honor of an ordinance signed in 1953 by the late President Ho Chi Minh to establish the country’s Movie and Photography Department.

By Ha Giang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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