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International film festival returns to Hanoi

Hanoi, March 28 (VNA) – Movies made by domestic and international filmmakers will be featured at the fourth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) to be held from November 1 to 5, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Themed “Cinema- Integration and Sustainable Development”, the festival aims to enhance friendship and cooperation between filmmakers and guests.

The fourth HANIFF will include competitions, HANIFF campus, a film project campus, conferences and exhibitions.

In addition to a top award worth 5,000 USD presented for the best feature film, the festival also honours other cinematographic works with awards for best short film, best feature film director, best actors and actresses in leading roles, best film on an urban topic and others.

The festival is expected to attract public attention, create momentum for the Vietnamese film industry and give opportunities to enlarge the Vietnamese film market and popularise the country’s tourism.

Some 130 movies from 32 countries and territories worldwide were brought to the third festival in 2014, including Vietnam’s two feature films and 12 short films.

The Russian film “Two Women” won the best feature film award. The 99-minute film “Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung” (Flapping from the Middle of Nowhere) by Vietnamese director Nguyen Hoang Diep won the special jury prize for best feature-length film.
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