Cinema Department receives Labour Order

Wednesday, 2018-03-14 11:12:46
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Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (R) presents the Labour Order to Head of the Department Ngo Phuong Lan (Photo:
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NDO – The Cinema Department held a meeting in Hanoi on March 13 to mark the 65th founding anniversary of the cinema sector (1953-2018) and receive a Labour Order, second class.

Addressing the event, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien spoke highly of contributions made by artists to the cinema sector over the past 65 years.

He called on artists to make greater efforts to promote creativity and further develop Vietnam’s cinema.

Head of the Department Ngo Phuong Lan reviewed the sector’s achievements in the 2013-2017 period. From a starting point of 15 films being produced per year between 2010 and 2013, the number of films being made increased to 40 in each of the three following years.

Revenue from film distribution saw an average increase of more than 20%. In 2017 in particular, the figure reached approximately VND3.2 trillion (US$141 million).

The quality of films has been significantly improved, and the pictures released have successfully advertised Vietnam’s culture and people to the world.