Programme highlights film production opportunities in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2019-10-30 12:29:25
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The event was held by the Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development in Tokyo on October 29. (Photo: VTV)
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NDO/VNA – The potential and opportunities for film production in Vietnam were introduced at a programme held by the Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development (VFDA) in Tokyo on October 29.

The event was held within the framework of the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place in Japan from October 28 to November 5.

Speaking at the programme, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam laid stress on the thriving Vietnam-Japan friendship, saying both sides have favourable conditions to boost collaboration thanks to their cultural similarities.

In the past years, they have worked together on several film projects like “Nham mat thay mua he” (Summer in Closed Eyes), “Nguoi cong su” (The Partner), “Khuc hat mat troi” (A Song to the Sun), and “Duoi bau troi xa cach” (Under the Same Sky), which received a warm welcome from both Vietnamese and Japanese audiences. Filmmakers from both nations hold huge potential to further coordinate in the future, he added.

According to VFDA President and General Secretary Ngo Phuong Lan, images of the Vietnamese landscapes and people, its filmmaking environment and relevant procedures were introduced at the programme, aiming to lure international filmmakers to the country.

The association stands ready to support directors and producers who are interested in making a film in Vietnam, she added.

The VFDA was established on July 25 this year to encourage the production of high-quality films while assisting foreigners to make films in Vietnam, making contributions to popularising local traditions and culture to foreign friends and promoting the Vietnamese cinema brand in the context of deep global integration.