Seminar reviews implementation of cinematography development strategy

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Director of the Cinematography Department Vi Kien Thanh speaking at the event (Photo: NDO/Mai Lu)
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NDO – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a seminar in Hanoi on December 8 to review the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of Cinematography to 2020, with a vision to 2030.

The event was held in both in-person and online formats, connecting researchers and managers with those working in the cinema industry in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

In his opening remark, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said that the Vietnamese film industry has received great attention from the Party and State, and several policies and laws have been promulgated to facilitate the industry’s development.

In September 2016, the Prime Minister approved the Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries to 2020, with a vision to 2030, which set the target for the film industry to reach revenue of 150 million USD by 2020 and exceeded 250 million USD by 2030.

At the seminar, Director of the Cinematography Department Vi Kien Thanh briefed participants on outcomes of the seven-year implementation of the strategy.

Accordingly, over the past seven years, efforts have been made to complete the legal framework, mechanisms and policies to facilitate cinematographic activities, which have brought about positive change for Vietnam’s film industry.

He noted with pleasure that in the 2013-2020 period, the number of foreign enterprises involved in the production, distribution and dissemination of films in Vietnam has increased sharply.

The department has also devised policies to popularise films in remote and mountain areas, sea and island regions, and residential areas of ethnic minority groups by establishing early 230 mobile teams to provide around 25,000 free film screening events for local residents, he reported.

He also proposed solutions to boost Vietnam’s film industry, including the creation of film tax incentives to encourage in-state film production and distribution, attracting further investment in Vietnam’s film market, encouraging the production of high-quality films, and enhancing human resource training in the industry.