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Famed Australian filmmaker in talks on Hai Ba Trung biopic

Australian film director, producer and screenwriter Phillip Noyce, who directed Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is discussing with Vietnamese filmmakers a biopic about Vietnam’s legendary Trung sisters.

VN filmmakers investing more in quality soundtracks

Filmmakers are paying more attention to the importance of soundtracks they use in their works and pouring more money into production of songs and instrumental music to improve quality.

Festival honours Vietnamese identity in international integration

The Vietnam National Film Festival (VNNFF) has drawn the stars of the local cinema industry to the coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau from November 23-27.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau hosts 21st National Film Festival

The 21st National Film Festival opened in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on November 23, drawing the participation of actresses, directors and filmmakers from across the country, and foreign delegates.

Comedies hit screens for Tet

 VietNamNet Bridge – As in previous years, filmmakers in HCM City are releasing comedies to lure moviegoers to cinemas during Tet (Lunar New Year).

Film studio lives on in public’s heart

As the equitisation process of the Viet Nam Feature Film Studio (VFS) came to a conclusion earlier this year, it was a bitter moment when filmmakers and fans of the studio learned that the VFS’s brand value ...

ScreenX first launched in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – ScreenX technology has been launched recently and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge is expected to be the first film shown via this technology in Viet Nam.

Hit new TV series covers urban young

Life about young Vietnamese living in urban areas is the topic of new shows produced this year by television stations and film studios in Ha Noi and HCM City.

Woody Allen tops bill at star-studded Cannes festival

 The 69th Cannes Film Festival has what it takes to be a vintage edition, with Woody Allen leading a pack of celebrated filmmakers presenting their movies to the French Riviera crowds.

Expectations for 2015 Golden Kite Awards

 VietNamNet Bridge – In nearly two weeks, the 2015 Golden Kite Awards will honour the most outstanding cinematographic works and artists of the year.

Vietnam inspires French filmmakers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Someone once said, “Home is where I can be myself.”This may explain why two French filmmakers François Leroy and Stéphanie Lansaque have made Viet Nam their second home.

VN movie directors compete for Tet limelight

 VietNamNet Bridge – Filmmakers are hoping to draw moviegoers into cinemas during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), which begins on February 8.

Indian directors hope to film in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – In discussions between filmmakers and tourism managers on December 19, Indian directors expressed interest in filming movies in Viet Nam in the future. 

'Mad Max: Fury Road' is surprise best film choice of Board of Review

 Action adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road" was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of Review, a surprise choice by the New York-based body whose list traditionally kicks off the annual Hollywood awards season.

Asian Film Archive preserves few Vietnamese productions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Very few Vietnamese movies are being preserved at the Asian Film Archive (AFA), archivist Karen Chan told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper at the AFA's 10th anniversary celebrations in Singapore.

“Kong: Skull Island” to shoot in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – “Kong: Skull Island” - the latest film about legendary monsters of Hollywood will be shot in Australia, Vietnam and Hawaii.

2015 Mini DocFest to kick off in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – The fourth Mini DocFest 2015, co-organised by the Goethe-Institut Hanoi and Hanoi DocLab, will officially open at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi on October 30.

HCM City workshop for US film guru

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dov Simens, once named "The Number 1 Movie Instructor" by the National Association of Film Schools in the US, will conduct a workshop for filmmakers in HCM City next month.

VN arthouse movies in Cannes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two Vietnamese films, Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories and Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, will be shown at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Life's struggles inspire Vietnamese author

 VietNamNet Bridge – Young Vietnamese bestselling author Phan Viet, back in Viet Nam from the US to serve as a judge at the YxineFF film festival, throws more light on her career as a writer in a conversation with Thu Trang.