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Oct 26, 2022 / 06:48

Films themed Hanoi to be awarded

The municipal People's Committee will present a special award for the best Hanoi-themed film at the Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 next month.

The sixth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) will occur from November 8 to 12 in the capital city. There will be a special award for the best film with the theme of Hanoi, according to the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports.

The Vietnamese film "Me and Trinh" with the theme about famous music composer Trinh Cong Son will be screened for free of charge at the Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 

Pham Thi My Hoa, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, said that with the theme "Cinematography - Integration - Sustainable Development," the five-day event will honor films of high artistic value, rich in humanity and creativity in cinematic language. 

The festival also aims to foster new talents in Vietnamese cinema while providing a platform for Vietnamese and foreign movie artists to share professional expertise.

"The Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 offers a great opportunity for Hanoi to attract the attention of local and international audiences, contributing to promoting the image of the capital city of Hanoi as a beautiful and hospitable city," she said.

Through films about Hanoi, the organizer wishes to disseminate about the city of Hanoi as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, a capital with a long history, a place of convergence, crystallization, and dissemination of national cultural values.

Specifically, alongside the prominent awards of “Best Feature Film,” “Best Short Film,” “Best Director for Feature Film,” “Best Leading Actress for Feature Film,” and NETPAC Award, among others, the film festival this year will feature an award for the best Hanoi-themed film.

From more than 300 submissions, organizers selected 123 films from over 50 countries and territories worldwide, including the UK, USA, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Korea, and France, among others, to participate in the HANIFF 2022.

The festival's top awards are 11 feature films, 20 short films, seven films selected from the "Outstanding Korean Cinema Program," and 63 films from the "World Panorama Cinema Film Festival." The host country, Vietnam, contributed 22 contemporary films.

All these films will be widely screened to local audiences for free.

As part of the event, an exhibition highlighting Hanoi's historical monuments and cultural heritages as filming locations will be organized, as well as seminars on the highlights of the Republic of Korea's cinema and film industry. 

There will also be outdoor movie screening programs, exchanges with actors and actresses, and sightseeing tours through some attractive destinations around Hanoi for guests and participants. 

HANIFF is biennially organized every two years to promote cultural, artistic, and tourist activities in the country and the capital city.