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Japanese Cartoon Film Festival to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival will be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on January 12-16, 2011.

     Poster of the Japanese Cartoon Film Festival

Eight outstanding Japanese animations for 2000 will be screened with Vietnamese sub-titles.

The highlight of this event will be the movie entitled ‘Spirit away’, which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao in 2001. The film won the Golden Bear award in 2002, and was among the Oscar nominees for best-animated feature film, at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony.

’Spirit away’ tells about the adventures of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who is lost at an abandoned amusement park. Japanese directors, filmmakers and producers, including popular voice actress Mitsuki Saiga and guitarist Kazuya Nishikawa, will arrive in Hanoi for an exchange with Vietnamese audience.

The Japanese Culture Department, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Centre of Vietnam, the Cinematographic Department and the National Cinema Center are jointly holding the event.
Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange from 2 pm on January 5, 2011.

Source: SGGP

National film festival on traffic safety ends

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

Five films won the golden medals at the 2010 National film festival on traffic safety which closed at the Ho Chi Minh Musuem in Hanoi on November 24.

The opening ceremony of the 2010 National Film Festival on traffic safety is organized in Hanoi on November 22.The pirtures included of “The pain is still there”, “If…”, “Two pains”, “The reality and solution”, and “Ucompleted joy” by the traffic safety departments of the northern province of Bac Ninh, the southern province of Dong Nai, the Secutiry Televison of the notherrn province of Quang Ninh, Ha Giang Province and the central highland province of Buon Ma Thuot.

The organizing board also awarded 10 silver medals and 15 bronze medals to wininng works.

Launched in April, this year’s 8th event themed “Dangers for traffic participants with alcohol use”, drawn 124 movies from 52 cities and provinces throughout the country in five categories: reportage, documentary, science and education, short film, and music.

The film festival was organixed by the National Committee for Traffic Safetyand the Overland – Railroad Traffic Police Department.

Source: SGGP

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

PANO – The National film festival on traffic safety, entitled “Dangers for traffic participants with alcohol use”, organised by National Committee on Traffic Safety, officially opened in Hanoi on November 22nd. 

The three-day festival will screen 124 films with different genres, including reportage, documentary, science and education.

The festival aims to diversify propaganda methods, share experiences as well as solutions to urgent traffic problems.

Awarded films will be copied and saved as documentations to serve for propaganda activities at grassroots level.

Translated by Tran Hoai

Source: QDND

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City part of new film movement

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 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.

Related articles:
Hong Kong movie stars join film festival in Vietnam
Vietnam’s 1st international film festival to be held in Hanoi

Source: SGGP

Hong Kong movie stars join film festival in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Hong Kong famous actors Nick Cheung and Daniel Yin-Cho Wu arrived in Vietnam for the Vietnam international film festival 2010 in Hanoi and promoting their latest films “The stool pigeon” and “Triple Tap”. The movie stars had a press meet on October 18.

Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung in a press on October 18. (Photo: Sggp)

“Vietnam has an impetus for the development of the movie industry. The 1st international film festival 2010 is a turning-point and beginning of the Vietnamese cinema,” said the actor Nick Cheung.

“I have just known Vietnam through books, newspapers and films. I want to come to the country to visit ancient houses and historical sites. I hope I will make a tour to all these places in the future,” he added.

The actorl also said that he will cooperate with Vietnamese filmmakers with pleasure if he has a chance.

Meanwhile Daniel Yin-Cho Wu expressed that he want to make a film in Vietnam with his friend, Vietnamese American actor and director Dustin Nguyen.

Wu traveled to the coastal city of Nha Trang in 2005.

Movie star Daniel Wu (C) meets his Vietnamese fans in Hanoi on October 18. (Photo: Vnexpress)

Daniel Yin-Cho Wu was born in Berkeley, California, in 1974 and raised in Orinda, California. Wu attended the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California and later majored in architecture at the University of Oregon. After graduating, he traveled to Hong Kong in 1997 and began modeling. Since his film debut in 1998, he has been featured in over 40 films.

The actor and his long term model girlfriend Lisa S got married in April in South Africa.

Born in 1967, Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung Ka-fai was a Royal Hong Kong Police officer for five years and changed his career as an actor with Asia Television Limited (ATV). After a few years Cheung moved over to rival Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). He is married to actress Esther Kwan and has a daughter.

He won the “Best Actor” title for the film “Beast Stalker” at the 46th Golden Horse Awards in 2009.

Related article:
Vietnam’s 1st international film festival to be held in Hanoi

Source: SGGP

Vietnam film week opens in Germany

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

A Vietnamese film week opened in Magdeburg city of the Sachsen-Anhalt state on Oct. 14 as part of the Vietnam Year in Germany in 2010.

          Actress Mai Hoa in the film Doi Cat (Life of Sand)

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese charge d’affaires Bui Ngoc Toan stressed the importance of the film week which takes place in the year Vietnam and Germany celebrate their 35 th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

The event, which features 10 Vietnamese well-known films, including Doi Cat (Life of Sand), Dung Dot (Don’t Burn), Song trong so hai (Living in Fear) and Chuyen cua Pao (Pao’s Storty), will tell Germany’s audience about Vietnam’s culture as well as the Vietnamese people’s normal life.

Burkhart Fieber, who is in charge of international cooperation, European issues and communications of the Sachsen-Anhalt state spoke highly of the sound cooperation between Vietnam and the state, especially in economy and education.

He also highly appreciated the integration by Vietnamese community living in Sachsen-Anhalt.

Visitors to the opening ceremony had chance to learn about Vietnamese landscape, people and culture through short films and documents introduced by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as well as enjoyed Vietnamese dishes and traditional music.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam’s 1st international film festival to be held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

Vietnam international film festival (VIFF) will be held for the first time in Hanoi from October 17 to 21. All works for the largest national event have been already completed, said Mr. Lai Van Sinh, Head of the Vietnam Film Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism.

Mr. Lai Van Sinh, Head of the Vietnam Film Department.

12 documentries and 10 featured films from China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philipines, Hong Kong (China), Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam will compete for categories including Best Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, a prize of the Network of the Promotion of Asian Cinema (Netpac), and the Media Award.

The films produced in 2009 or 2010 that have not been screened abroad before or not been screened in Asia before October 21 can enter. Entries must have not been screened on TV or internet.

Other films from 25 countries throughout the world will be presented in the World Cinema program.

Good local movies which have been produced in recent years will be screened in the “Vietnamese Cinema Today” section.

The Country in Focus section which showcases pictures from a chosen country every year will introduce five latest films of the French movie industry.

During the five-day event, there will be seminars on Vietnam’s film industry, a photo exhibition of international film festivals and a display honoring People’s Artist and director Hong Sen, one of the great names of the Vietnamese movie industry.

The judging panel will include director Phillip Noyce, Venice International Film Festival director Marco Mueller, French cameramen Francois Cantonne and Matthieu Poirot – Del Pech, Korean actress Kang Soo Youn, NETPAC President Aruna Vasudev and others. Among them are Vietnamese directors including feature film director Dang Nhat Minh, documentary film director Bui Dinh Hac and film critic Ngo Phuong Lan.

The film fest is a good chance to cultural exchanges and cooperation between local and international filmmakers.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the event will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi and broadcast live on VTV3.

Source: SGGP

Japan Film Week in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

A week of Japanese films delivering a better appreciation of contemporary Japanese culture to Vietnamese audiences will take place in Ho Chi Minh City and the coastal city of Nha Trang in October.

                     Poster of the Japanese film week

Eight films (Vietnamese voice-over, English subtitle) including “Happy Flight”, “Rashomon”, “Tony Takitani”, “Kamikaze Girls”, “Sansho the Bailiff”, “5 centimetres per second” catoon, “Yunagi City, Sakura Country” and “Memories of Tomorrow” will be screened free at BHD Star Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City from October 8 to14 and a cinema at 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang from October 22-24.

With the support of the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan Foundation, the film show aims to open communication and the exchange of ideas between Japan and Vietnam.

Tickets are available at the Consulate General of Japan at 13 – 17, Nguyen Hue Street, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese film to be screened in Pusan film festival

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

The film Canh dong bat tan (The endless field), a production of BHD company, will be screened at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival to take place on October 7-15.

A scene in the film Canh dong bat tan

The film is selected for the post production support during the festival. With Post-Production Fund, the director will be invited to Korea to work on sound and DI with Korean post-production houses. It will help the director complete his or her film in 35mm. Top-notch technicians from Korean companies will help the project along to a higher level of quality.

Furthermore, this fund is expected to be the basis for an Asian network of filmmaking technology.

The movie is adapted from a short story of the same name by ASEAN Literature Award winner Nguyen Ngoc Tu. It is the unique representative of Vietnam to take part in the Pusan International Film Festival 2010.

Director of the picture Nguyen Phan Quang Binh won the Pusan Promotion Plan title in 2006.

The film will be presented to Vietnamese audience on October 22.

Started in 1996, the annual Pusan International Film Festival is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.

The event aims to introduce new films and first-time directors, develop and promote young talent, especially those from Asian countries.

Source: SGGP