2019 Vietnam Film Festival opens in Vung Tau city

The 21st Vietnam Film Festival themed ‘Developing a national, humanistic, creative and integrated cinema industry of Vietnam’ opened in Vung Tau city in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau on November 23.

At the opening ceremony

At the opening ceremony

The organization board selected 104 from 116 movies for this year’s film fest featuring in categories of featured movies, documentaries, scientific films and animated movies. 74 pictures that are among them will compete for Golden and Silver Lotus awards.
Movies compete for the “Awards for best feature film” include Khi Con La Nha (When You're Home), 11 Niem Hy Vong (11 Hopes), Bat Tu (Immortal), Thang nam ruc ro (Go Go Sisters), Thach Thao, Song Lang (The Tap Box), 100 Ngay Ben Em (100 Days With You), Anh Thay Ngoi Sao ( Superstar Teacher), Lat May 4: Nha Co Khach (Face Off 4: The Walking Guests),  Cua Lai Vo Bau (Win My Baby Back), Hanh phuc cua me (Mom's happiness), Hai Phuong (Furie), Thua Me Con Di (Goodbye Mother), Noi Ta Khong Thuoc Ve (Where we don't belong to), Truyen Thuyet Quan Tien (The Legend of Quan Tien), Hop Dong Ban Minh (Spread The Love).
The main activities of the festival is the opening and awards ceremonies, a seminar on shooting scenes in Vietnam, exchanges between artists and audiences and students, and among others.
A week of free film screenings is to be held at DCine in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 from November 6 to 12 to commemorate the 21st Vietnam Film Festival.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ta Quang Dong said that the Vietnamese Film Industry is one of the key goals in the National Strategy for the development of Vietnamese cultural industries to 2020, vision 2030.
The Vietnam Film Festival  jointly organized by the Department of Cinema under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, along with the National Cinema Center aims to honor local cinematographic works featuring traditional characteristics, humanity and creativity; and pay tribute to movie makers and artists who have made outstanding contributions to the national movie industry.
The 21st Vietnam Film Festival will run until November 27.

By NONG NGAN - Translated by Kim Khanh

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