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Lam Dong to charm visitors with tea fest

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

Host country and Hong Kong win “Best actress” prizes at Vietnam int’l film fest

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

Nhat Kim Anh of Vietnam and Fiona Sit from Hong Kong (China) won the “Best actress” titles at the Vietnam International Film Festival 2010 ended in Hanoi on October 21.

Actress Nhat Kim Anh (L) and the representative of Hong Kong actress Fiona Sit receive the Best Actress Awards.

Nhat Kim Anh plays Cam in “The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long” and Hong Kong actress takes a role of the film “Breakup club”.

The movie “Sand castle” of Singapore scooped important prizes including “Best feature film”, Netpac (a prize of the Network of the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and “Best director” for Boo Junfeng.

Malaysian actor Ah Niu got the “Best actor” title for the film “Ice Kacang and Puppy love”.

“Best documentary” and “Best short film” awards belonged to the film “Always beside you” directed by Nguyen Thi Kim Hai.

A special prize of the Technicolor (Thailand), a printing products and services company, was given to the film script “Rebellious hot boy and story of a smiling chap, a harlot and a duck” by Vietnamese director Vu Ngoc Dang and actor Luong Manh Hai.

The most favorite French movie in the Country in Focus section which showcases pictures from a chosen country every year was “Le Petit Nicolas”.

According to director Phillip Noyce, head of the jury, all submissions were good and high-quality films.  He satisfied with the result of the film fest.

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Northern culture fest to highlight folk traditions

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

The Bac Ninh Province People’s Committee March 31 announced an upcoming festival from April 14-18 titled “Bac Ninh Literature – Gather and Shine.” 

Quan ho performances, a unique tradition of Bac Ninh Province, will be officially recognized as “World intangible heritage” by UNESCO on April 17 during the “Bac Ninh Literature – Gather and Shine” festival Addressing the press at Kinh Bac Cultural Center, event organizers said the festival will feature several activities related to art, culture, music and sport.
In addition, there will be a relics exhibition and folk music singing contest along with local art displays including Dong Ho paintings, Phu Lang terracotta, Dai Bai bronze works, Dong Ky woodworks, and time-honored Quan ho performances.
Traditional folk games like chicken fighting, releasing pigeons and human chess will round out the event.
The highlight of the festival will be an April 17 ceremony to award a certificate of merit to Bac Ninh for its Quan ho songs, which are being recognized as a “World intangible heritage” by UNESCO.
On the occasion, provincial officials will grant certificates of merit to 40 Quan ho craftsmen.

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2nd int’l percussion fest coming to HCMC

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

More than 60 local and foreign musicians will join the second international percussion music festival titled “Cracking Bamboo” in Ho Chi Minh City at the Conservatory of Music on April 3.

Audiences will be treated to a combination of European contemporary music and Southeast Asian traditional music performed with percussion instruments.

Hanoi hosted the festival earlier on March 26-27.

Cracking Bamboo is part of the “German Year in Vietnam 2010” program marking the 35th anniversary of Vietnam-Germany diplomatic relations.

Free tickets are available at HCMC’s Goethe Institute at 335/4 Dien Bien Phu Street in District 3 from March 29.


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Hanoi Sound Stuff fest mixes music with environment

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:57 am

The Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival 2010, themed “Green Space,” is set to kick off at the Giang Vo Exhibition Center in Hanoi March 26-28.

More than 80 local and foreign artists from Germany, Denmark, China’s Hong Kong, France, Australia, the UK, Japan and others will join the show.

Included in the line-up are singers Thanh Lam and Linh Dung; drummer Ha Dinh Huy; and artists Michael Moller of Denmark and Dickson Dee of China’s Hong Kong.

In addition to musical performances, the event also features a fashion show, film screenings, games and seminars related to music and the environment.

Musician Tri Minh, who founded the festival held for the first time in 2008, said the event aims to help young people gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese and foreign cultures while raising awareness about environmental issues.

A ticket to the three-day festival costs VND70,000 (US$3.50).

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Food, fun and elephants at Highlands culture fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

A tourism and culture week themed “Legend of the Central Highlands Elephant” opened at Buon Ma Thuot City Square in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on December 16.

Elephant parade in the opening ceremony of the Buon Ma Thuot – Dak Lak tourism and culture week on December 16. (photo:TTO)

The opening ceremony began with a special performance featuring contemporary and Highland music by gong troupes from the ethnic Ede, M’nong, and J’rai groups. More than 500 artists and dancers took part in the show.

Earlier in the day, cultural activities kicked off including a food fair, street festival, and photo exhibitions titled “Highlands – Past and Present” and “Lyric Highlands.”

The “Highlands – Past and Present” display introduces viewers to 150 pictures of Highlands culture and people from the colonial past to the present. The “Lyric Highlands” exhibit, meanwhile, showcases 52 works by photographer Lam Tu Khoa taken over eight years.

Other events happening throughout the week include a wood carving contest, trade fair, elephant race, and folk games.

The event aims to honor elephants, the most important animal to the Highlands people.
A project undertaken by the Dak Lak elephant preservation center will be implemented from 2010 to 2014 at a total investment of around VND58 billion (US$3 million), the provincial People’s Committee announced at a seminar on December 15.

Under the project, the preservation center will care for elephants; launch policies to encourage and help elephant breeders in parturition; cooperate with international organizations to update technology; and train officials in preserving and taking care of elephants. The center is situated on more than 200 ha in YokDon national park.

The tourism and culture week marks the 105th anniversary of the establishment of Buon Ma Thuot City and is a chance for the province to introduce its achievements, tourism potential, and socio-economic development. The festival will run until December 20.

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Three local films to screen at Asia-Pacific film fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

Three Vietnamese films including Dung dot (Don’t Burn), Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well), and Choi voi (Adrift) will be shown at the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Kaosiung City, Taiwan  ( China ) from December 17-20.

Poster of the film Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well)
Two documentaries, Bai ca tren dinh Ta Nung (A song on Ta Nung Mountain) and Loi nguyen cau (Prayer) will also screen, according to the Department of Movies of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The movie Dung dot, produced by the Vietnam Cinema Association, won the prestigious Golden Lotus Prize and an award chosen by the judging panel and media at the 16th Vietnam Film Festival last week. It will also represent Vietnam in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. Written and directed by Dang Nhat Minh, Dung dot tells the story of Dang Thuy Tram, a heroic army doctor who loves her country.

Trang noi day gieng, meanwhile, won the Silver Lotus Prize at the Vietnam Film Festival. In September last year, the film’s star Hong Anh won “Best Actress” at the Asia-Africa Awards during the fifth Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates. It was also screened at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 in the Netherlands in February,  and at the
Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea in August 2008.

The film Choi voi, which has been praised by critics for the creativeness shown by young director Bui Thac Chuyen, took the 16th Vietnamese film festival’s “Best Director” award.  It also won the Fipresci International Critics’ Prize at the 66th Venice Film Festival in September and screened around the world at other international film fests in Toronto, Busan, London, Fukuoka and Bangkok.

Director Nguyen Vinh Son and actor Hoang Cao De of the film Trang noi day gieng; and actress Minh Huong who starred in Dung dot, will travel to Taiwan for the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

First held in 1954, the event is held annually in an Asian country designated by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific (FPA).

This year’s 53rd international film festival will be attended by 21 FPA member countries.

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VN’s largest dragons to make splash at flower fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

The two largest dragon figures in Vietnam, created from hundreds of ornamental trees, will be unveiled at Xuan Huong Lake at the 2010 Da Lat Flower Festival January 1-4.

Two largest dragon figures created from ornamental trees at Xuan Huong Lake will be officially presented to the public in 2010 Da Lat Flower Festival.

The dragons, measuring 108m long and 3m high, will be recognized as the two longest flower dragons in the country by the Vietnam Record Book Center, said Mr. Nguyen Tao, director of the Lam Dong Province Trade-Investment and Tourism Promotion Center.

The creations are adorned with a carpet of brilliant flowers at their bottom, Mr. Tao added.

In related news, a promotional program themed “Da Lat-Lam Dong Impression 2009” will be launched by the Department of Industry and Trade of the Highland province of Lam Dong from December 15 to January 15, 2010.

The program aims to attract more visitors to central Da Lat City, especially for the upcoming Da Lat Flower Festival.

It will also introduce visitors to attractive local destinations including Mong Mo (Dreamlike) Hill, Love Valley and Than Tho lake. Travel companies, hotels and restaurants will take the opportunity to offer discounts of 30-50 percent to tourists.

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