Vietnamese films selected to be on screen at the “New Voices from Vietnam” in Hollywood are proofs for the development prospect of Vietnam’s cinema industry, which has chances to share its voice to the world, said a US cinema expert.
Director of Exhibitions and Special Events for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ellen M. Harrington told the Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper on Nov. 5 that Vietnam has a long-lasting cinema history with professional film makers and valuable films.
Vietnam is a fast growing country with a young population, laying a foundation for new stories which are told in different and special ways, she said, explaining why the Vietnamese film week in US is named “New Voices from Vietnam.”
In her opinion, cinema management system in Vietnam has been changed, with the mushroom presence of private film studios.
She also expressed her belief that Vietnamese films would be repeated at Oscar Academy award, after “Mui Du Du Xanh” (The Scent of Green Papaya) by director Tran Anh Hung was nominated for Oscar best foreign language film award in 1994.
Vietnamese film week “New Voices from Vietnam” is being held from Nov. 5-14, introducing seven feature films, six documentary films and four short films.
On Nov. 10, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the University of California , Los Angeles (UCLA) will host a ceremony to honour director, People’s Artist Dang Nhat Minh for his contributions to the Vietnamese cinema industry.
His film “Mua Oi” (Guava House) will be screened after the ceremony./.