Hanoi to host int’l film festival

Indie film: A scene from director Mel Chionglo's feature film Lauriana, one of six independent works from the Philippines to be screened at the 3rd Ha Noi International Film Festival. - Photo courtesy of the filmmakers

VietNamNet Bridge - Hundreds of films from 32 countries and territories will vie for the Best Work award at a large-scale fete next month. The third Ha Noi International Film Festival, Cinematography - Integration and Sustainable Development, will run from November 23 to 27. All participating films will be screened at the National Cinema Centre, August Cinema, Kim Dong Cinema, CGV Vincom Centre, and CVG Mipec Tower. … [Read more...]

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Hanoi int’l film festival to run next month

The 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF), set to run in late November, will showcase more than 300 films from 32 countries and territories. The biennial festival, to run in Hanoi from November 23 to 27, will feature 327 films, including internationally competing ones. The films come from countries and territories with robustly developed movie industries, including China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, France, the U.K. and U.S. The festival's opening and closing is … [Read more...]

Healthcare for pets

Hair styling services provide a neat appearance for pet - PHOTOS: HIEU THAO

Hieu Thao Formerly, pets, especially dogs and cats, were taken to the veterinarian only when their health got worse. Now, more and more people want to bring intensive care to their furry friends. Many kinds of services dedicated to pet dogs are now flourishing in HCMC due to the rising demand. Currently, there are over 100 hospitals, hotels, spa, fitness and pet care centers in HCMC for animals with services from affordable to luxury ones. One can spend from tens of thousands of dong to … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/10

Thuy Linh shines at Miss International The strikingly beautiful Vietnamese model Cao Thuy Linh was chosen Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant on October 7. Eighty-five international contestants coming from different countries and territories around the globe participated in the gala affair held in Bangkok, Thailand. Daryanne Lees from Cuba was sashed winner of the MGI 2014. The two runner-up title went to Hiwot Mamo from Ethiopia and Kathryn Kohut … [Read more...]

Vietnam – South Korea Animation Festival


(Cinet)- The Viet Nam-South Korea Animation Festival takes place from October 9-11 bringing networking opportunities to fledgling filmmakers and free screenings of award-winning films to the public . … [Read more...]

Animation festival opens in capital

Crabby: Vietnamese and Korean animation films Cang To Cang Be (Big Pincer Small Pincer) will be shown at the animation festival held by the Korean Cultural Centre in Ha Noi. - File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) - The Viet Nam-South Korea Animation Festival opens today, bringing networking opportunities to fledgling filmmakers and free screenings of award-winning films to the public. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/9


Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam HCM City Television is working with the MayQ Media to launch a new singing TV game show targeting Vietnamese and foreign husbands and wives living in Viet Nam. Vo Chong Minh Hat (Husband and Wife Sing Together), which will start next month, is expected to help the couples keep their love in marriage through the passion of music. Couples of all ages are encouraged to send their photos and records or music video clips to the organiser at … [Read more...]

Are magnet schools too high-pressure?


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Franky Nguyen’s painful path toward womanhood


Designer Franky Nguyen after over ten gender reassignment procedures. Photo credit: Franky Nguyen … [Read more...]

Franky Nguyen’s painful path toward womanhood in Vietnam


Designer Franky Nguyen after over ten gender reassignment procedures. Photo credit: Franky Nguyen … [Read more...]

Culture Vulture (03-09-2014)


Viet Nam will hold a film festival in France every July. It is the result of the first Viet Nam Film Festival, which was organised in Saint Malo last July by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Cinema Department in the framework of the Vietnamese Year in France. … [Read more...]

Library brings books to poor rural area


Determined to help others despite her disability, Tran Thuy Nga opened a library for poor students. Le Quyet reports. … [Read more...]

Establishing the Direction Board of 3rd International Film Festival


(Cinet)- Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has promulgated Decision to establish the Direction Board of 3rd International Film Festival. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 18/8


Dep Fashion Runway 3 tryouts attract foreign models The recent tryouts for the upcoming Dep Fashion Runway 3, which were held at the Royal City Mall in Hanoi, attracted a large number of young Vietnamese and foreign models. … [Read more...]

Establishing Council for documentary film ” Vietnamese family in the new period”


(Cinet)- Based on Decision No.3140/QĐ-BVHTTDL on September 12, 2013 of Minister of the MOCST, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has promulgated Decision to establish the Council for appreciating some films. … [Read more...]

CEO night and the premium product honors British royal warrant

Guests enjoyed the essence of premium product which is produced to celebrate 80-year anniversary of Royal Warrant, awarded to John Walker & Son clan, with only 8888 bottles worldwide

The 7th CEO BLUE NIGHT welcomed 120 guests including CEOs, entrepreneurs and celebrities. The highlight of the party was the moment when guests have an opportunity to enjoy the essence of premium product from Scotland: dark green glass bottle, elegant, high-class, which is produced only once. This product is in honor of 80 years of the Royal Warrant, awarded for John Walker & Sons Clan in 1934, with only 8888 bottles worldwide. … [Read more...]

Indian Information Office inaugurated at Ho Chi Minh City university


The University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday opened an Indian Information Office, the first of its kind at any university in the southern city. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 10/7


Hoi An paintings on silk at Sofitel Saigon Plaza A solo exhibition Phu Phiem (Frivolity) featuring paintings on silk by Bui Tien Tuan has opened at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza. … [Read more...]

Vietnam film festival held in France


The Hanoitimes - The festival will introduce 15 Vietnamese flims including features, documentaries and animations to French audiences on July 1-6. They include Choi Voi (Adrift), Mui Du Du Xanh (The Scent of Green Papaya), Mua He Chieu Thang Dung (The Vertical Ray of the Sun), Dong Duong (Indochina ), Khat Vong Thang Long (Thang Long), and Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burning Grass). Vietnamese films in different genres are being screened at the first Vietnamese Film Festival in the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 5/7

Gukak Chungnam performs in Vietnam The Gukak Chungnam Orchestra from Cheonan City , the Republic of Korea, is due to stage a concert at HCM City's Ben Thanh Theatre on July 3. The ensemble will play traditional Korean music with common instruments such as Daegeum flute and Janggo drum. Korean artists will perform "Vietnam is my homeland" - a song composed by Do Nhuan, to deliver a message of Vietnamese people and beautiful landscape to international friends. On July 6, the orchestra will … [Read more...]