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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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...]

Culture Vulture (03-09-2014)

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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...]

Vietnam film festival held in France

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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...]

French cinema goers enjoy new Vietnamese films

Popular: Poster of the first Vietnamese Film Festival in Saint Malo, France. The six-day event features 15 movies of different genres.

HA NOI (VNS) - Vietnamese films in different genres are being screened at the first Vietnamese Film Festival in the port city of Saint Malo in France. … [Read more...]

Nutrious food for elderly offers huge business opportunities in Vietnam

Nutrious food for the elderly is untapped market. With 5.6 million elderly people in Vietnam, it offers a huge opportunity for food manufactures to tap this market, according to a report published by the English language news website VietNamNet Bridge. A recent survey by Nielsen Vietnam, a market survey firm, showed that the majority of Vietnamese elderly consumers complained that they could not find suitable products. Up to 43 percent of the 30,000 polled consumers said it is too difficult to … [Read more...]

Enlightened manufacturers “discover” the elderly market

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VietNamNet Bridge - Elderly consumers in Vietnam offer manufacturers a potentially large market, currently at 5.6 million customers and growing. But, until now, that market has been largely ignored.A promising market A recent survey by Nielsen Vietnam, a market survey firm, showed that the majority of Vietnamese elderly consumers complained that they could not find suitable products. Up to 43 percent of the 30,000 polled consumers said it is too difficult to find satisfactory nutritious … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 27/4

Excavation begins at ancient tomb in Ben Tre A museum from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City on April 26 began the excavation of an ancient tomb in Cho Lach town. Assoc. Prof. Pham Duc Manh, dean of the university's Faculty of Archaeology, said this is a large-scaled double tomb dating back to the late 18th or the early 19th century. It embodies features of tombs built for officials under the Nguyen Dynasty … [Read more...]

Films mark historical milestones

Shedding light: A scene from the feature film Song Cung Lich Su (Living With History) which will kick off a nationwide month-long screening programme. — Photo news.go.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— Nationwide screening of an array of historical films and documentary movies will be held to celebrate the nation's notable anniversaries, announced the culture ministry's Cinematography Department. The department's director, Ngo Phuong Lan, revealed that the films will be shown to the public between April 25 and May 20 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory, the National Reunification Day (April 30), Labour Day (May 1), and late President Ho Chi Minh's 124th … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 26/4

An exhibition showcasing more than 70 statues of ancient ceramics, dating back thousands of years, opened at the National History Museum in Hanoi on April 22.

Ancient ceramic sculptures on display in Hanoi The historical items were divided into three categories - realistic, belief and architectural purposes. The event aimed to help visitors gain a better understanding of Vietnamese sculpture and honour the nation's historical, cultural and artistic values. It will run until the end of August 2014 at No1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. The Museum has installed an auto-guide service in both Vietnamese and English to introduce its … [Read more...]

Film screenings mark major national holidays

There will be screenings of historical films across the nation from April 25 - May 20 to mark several major national anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, a Government official revealed in Hanoi on April 23. At the opening of the film festival in Hanoi on April 25, movie lovers will be able to enjoy a documentary "Dien Bien que toi" (My homeland Dien Bien) and a new feature "Song cung lich su" (Living with history). Other features being screened … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/4

Dragonfly Theatre to stage award-winning British play Following the success of its previous plays like The Little Prince and Dangerous Liaisons, Dragonfly Theatre presents the award winning Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall. It is about a young black patient in a psychiatric hospital and his two doctors who argue about whether he is sane enough to be sent back into society. Along the way, it asks the question, "what is sanity??" The play turns the spotlight on racial prejudice and how we take care … [Read more...]

Organisers reveal plans for VN Film Festival in France

PARIS ( VNS) - A Vietnamese Film Festival will be held in July in the French coastal city of Saint Malo, representatives from the organising board said at a press conference in Paris. The event will be organised by the French company Iriscommsex in collaboration with the Cinema Department under Viet Nam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the French Embassy in Viet Nam. Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the department, said the festival would bring to the French audience films made … [Read more...]

VN films shown in South Korea

HA NOI (VNS) — The first Vietnamese Film Festival in South Korea begins today in Seoul. The four-day festival entitled Asian Film's Rising Star is being promoted by Vietnamese artress Van Trang and South Korean actor Yeo Jin-goo. Five movies will be screened at the festival, Ao Lua Ha Dong (White Silk); Thien Menh Anh Hung (Blood Letter); Choi Voi (Adrift); Am Muu Giay Got Nhon (How to Fight in Six-Inch Heels) and the blockbuster, Scandal. The opening ceremony will feature Blood Letter. … [Read more...]

Vietnam Film Festival in Vietnam promises to bring a huge success

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The Hanoitimes - The event will be organised by French company Iriscomm in collaboration with the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Cinema Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The French coastal city of Saint Malo plans to put on a Vietnam Film Festival this summer, organisers said at an April 8 press conference in Paris. Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the Cinema Department, said the festival will give French audiences their firstviewing of films made during … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 11/4

France to host Vietnam Film Festival in July The French coastal city of Saint Malo plans to put on a Vietnam Film Festival this summer, organisers said at an April 8 press conference in Paris. The event will be organised by French company Iriscomm in collaboration with the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Cinema Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the Cinema Department, said the festival will give French audiences their first … [Read more...]

France to host Vietnam Film Festival in July

A press conference was given to introduce the festival. (photo: VNA)

Nhan Dan/VNA - The French coastal city of Saint Malo plans to put on a Vietnam Film Festival this summer, organisers said at an April 8 press conference in Paris. The event will be organised by French company Iriscomm in collaboration with the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Cinema Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the Cinema Department, said the festival will give French audiences their first viewing of films made during the … [Read more...]