A special art show opening the festival with the theme "Dawn on the sea" has shown the position of the Vietnam cinema in the process of 65 years of development.
The event attracted more than a thousand guests, artists, producers, movie organizations which has films compete in the festival and nearly 50 international delegates and diplomatic representatives.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam praised the efforts of the Vietnam cinema in recent years have achieved great results. The generations of artists and all Vietnamese filmmakers are proud of the important contributions of the revolutionary cinema of Vietnam in the victory of the struggle for national liberation, unification, build and defend the motherland in the development of culture and people of Vietnam.
At this festival, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of founding ASEAN, we welcome film artists from Southeast Asian countries and international filmmakers to converge on this dynamic and hospitality Danang City to attend the ASEAN Film Awards with the theme of " “Cinema connects Asean community”.
"In the new situation, the arts, especially the seventh art, stand in front of the need to inherit and promote the traditional strength of the cultural, the cinema; create more and more high-quality artworks with humanitic and education values; win and keep a good position in the country and to reach out to the world, sothat the Vietnamese culture shines in the flow of human civilization." said the Deputy Prime Minister.
This request can only be made with the support of the whole society, all branches and levels; the cooperation of international partners, friends and above all, first and foremost the consensus, the efforts of the artists and those working in the field of cinema. Especially the creativity, sensitivity to the new mechanism, new technology and the diverse, rich need to enjoy of the audience.
The Vietnam Film Festival in 2017 is a great activity of Vietnamese cinema in order to honor cinema works bearing bold national identity, rich humanities, with creative marks produced and disseminated; honor artists with outstanding artistic achievements after the 19th film festival in 2015.
Taking place in five days from November 24 to November 28, the film programs at the 20th Vietnam Film Festival will hopefully bring the audience the good, meaningful and attractive films. The festival's selection committee has selected 129 films of all kinds, from 34 production units across the country. There are 16 feature movies, 26 documentaries, 17 science films and 18 cartoons.
Especially, the 20th Vietnam Film Festival is the extension and raising of Vietnam when we found and host the first ASEAN Film Awards with the theme of “Cinema connects Asean community”. This is the prize for selected films of ASEAN countries on the occasion of 50 years of ASEAN. Accordingly, the selection committee’s selected 10 films from 10 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The 20th Vietnam Film Festival is expected to honor quality, worthy cinematographic works, for a Vietnamese cinema rich in national identity, integrating with the general development trend of world cinema.
The Organizing Committee congratulates the jury of the 20th Vietnam Film Festival
Special art show at the opening ceremony of the 20th Vietnam Film Festival.
Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the film festival.