Film project market kicks off

Tuesday, 2016-11-01 17:59:59
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The film project market attracts many film makers
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NDO—A film project market kicked off in Hanoi on November 1, as part of the activities under the framework of the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).

The five-day event connects film producers, directors and scriptwriters, who want to introduce their projects to investors and leading professionals in the film industry.

According to Ngo Phuong Lan, Head of the Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, all projects submitted will be judged by juries from domestic and foreign film companies, the Motion Picture Association and the organisers of the Berlin film festival.

Eight projects are up for judgement. The winner will receive a prize worth VND100 million (US$4,480).

On the same day, HANIFF 2016 also opened its Talent Campus and “Vietnamese Landscapes in Foreign Movies” exhibition.

Lasting until November 5, Talent Campus is offering three training programmes for directors, producers and scriptwriters, gathering 30 Vietnamese and foreign youths. Each programme will select its best learner to be honoured at an award ceremony on November 4.

On the sidelines of the event, there will be numerous workshops, seminars and case studies for participants in the festival to gain insight and exchange experiences.

Meanwhile, the “Vietnamese Landscapes in Foreign Movies” exhibition is screening films and displaying pictures that include scenes taken in Vietnam.

In particular, Indochine (1992) by Régis Wargnier—a highlight of the exhibition—was among the first films to introduce Vietnam’s landscape to the world. The film won an Oscar for best foreign language film in 1993.