Film festival attracts long queues

Movie-lovers wait to get tickets at the CGV Vincom City Tower, as the third Ha Noi International Film Festival gets underway. — Photo vietnamnet.vn Hundreds of people queued up at the National Cinema Centre to get free tickets to the third Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) from 9am November 25. Students, office workers and the elderly stood impatiently waiting for their turn to get the tickets. Many wished to watch the Vietnamese film Huong Ga (Rise), the only Vietnamese film … [Read more...]

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Film project market attracts young film makers

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Directors of five most outstanding film projects (Source: haniff.vn) … [Read more...]

First film project market opens in Hanoi

Vietnam’s first ever film project market is taking place in Hanoi on November 24 and 25 as part of activities of the third Hanoi International Film Festival 2014. Coorganized by BHD-Vietnam Media Corp and the Cinema Department, the market aims to provide a chance for filmmakers from Vietnam and other countries to introduce and promote their ideas to producers, distributors and potential investors. Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of Cinema Department said the event also hopes to attract … [Read more...]

Ha Noi fest to fete Asia-Pacific filmmaking

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The Hanoitimes - ​A total of 130 films from 32 countries and territories will be screened at the third Ha Noi International Film Festival (HANIFF). The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism organised the biennial festival, an important cultural event in the country that opened at the Friendship Cultural Palace here yesterday, to honour Asia-Pacific cinema and promote the development of co-operation and cultural exchange between filmmakers in the region and the world. "The film festival … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

Hanoi fest to fete Asia-Pacific filmmaking

A total of 130 films from 32 countries and territories will be screened at the third Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF). The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism organised the biennial festival, an important cultural event in the country that opened at the Friendship Cultural Palace here on November 23, to honour Asia-Pacific cinema and promote the development of co-operation and cultural exchange between filmmakers in the region and the world. "The film festival aims to honour … [Read more...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

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...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

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...]

Social News 15/10

Family farms key to sustainability Sustainable family farming could help solve hunger and food production problems in Viet Nam, UN food security officials said during a celebration yesterday of the 34th World Food Day in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Hong Phong Commune. The commune, where many households farm together and women play an important role, embodied this year's theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, … [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

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(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

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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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by Bui Quynh Hoa … [Read more...]

Franky Nguyen’s painful path toward womanhood

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

Franky Nguyen’s painful path toward womanhood in Vietnam

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

Art & Entertainment News 11/9

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Punk-pop duo to hit CAMA ATK Blue Hawaii, a band from Montreal, Canada, featuring Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alexander Cowan, will perform live in Ha Noi on Saturday. The punk-pop musical duo, who made waves around the world with their releases Blooming Summer in 2010 and Untogether in 2013, will dominate the CAMA ATK stage, where Raphaelle's dense female harmonies will combine with Alex's synth, guitar and drums, creating a unique flavour not often seen in Asia. Mixing punk with pop, the … [Read more...]