Domestic and international features and short films will participate in the event, which will also include programmes on ‘Today’s World Cinema’, ‘Vietnam in the Renovation Period’ and Korean films.
The highlight of this year’s event will be ‘Hanoi Night’ and an awards ceremony for the twelve outstanding Vietnamese films about Hanoi.
An exhibition and a workshop also entitled ‘Vietnamese Cinema during the Renovation Period’ and an exchange between artists and audiences will also be held during the festival.
The best feature film and best short film, as decided by the organizing board, will win prizes of VND100 million and VND60 million, respectively.
The best director, actor and actress will each be awarded VND60 million.
Vietnam won the best short film and the best actress awards at the first Hanoi International Film Festival in October 2010.