Vietnamese International Film Festival


Vietnamese International Film Festival

First started in 2003, the Vietnamese International Film Festival (also known as ViFF) is a biennial film festival organized by the non-profits Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and UCLAs VietNamese Language and Culture (VNLC). ViFF takes place at the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Los Angeles, and other locations in and near the Little Saigon area of Orange County, California.

Part film festival and part community-service event, to date ViFF is the only film festival reserved for filmmakers of Vietnamese heritage in the world outside of Vietnam. ViFF 2003 and ViFF 2005 showcased 45 and 38 films (both shorts and features), respectively, directed/produced by filmmakers of Vietnamese descent from the U.S., France, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Vietnam. As a result, many films by Vietnamese-heritage filmmakers, both new and previously released, have gathered here. Films by Academy Award nominated director Tran Anh Hung have been shown at ViFF. Notable premieres at ViFF include the world premiere of Victor Vu's "First Morning" ("Buoi Sang Dau Nam"), "The Rebel", directed by Charlie Nguyen, and the North American premiere of Pham Nhue Giang's "Deserted Valley" ("Thung Lung Hoang Vang").

VIFF 2007

In 2007, the eight-day festival took place from April 12 to April 15 and from April 19, to April 22. If featured record number of films: a total of 51, including 13 features submitted by filmmakers of Vietnamese descent from around the world. The festival opened with the world premiere of the martial arts drama film, "The Rebel", directed by Charlie Nguyen and closed with the feature debut, "Dust of Life", directed by Le Van Kiet. The Spotlight Program on April 14 showcased screenwriter Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, whose work is featured in "Living in Fear", directed by Bui Thac Chuyen and "Journey From the Fall", a film by Ham Tran.

References

*
*
*
*
*
* [http://65.244.231.210/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=22268&z=3 Ðại Hội Ðiện Ảnh Việt Nam Quốc Tế, cái gạch nối hữu hiệu] Người Việt 2005

External links

* [http://www.vietfilmfest.com Official site]
* [http://www.vietfilmfest.com/media/viff2007_trailer.wmv VIFF 2007 Trailer]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mammoth Film Festival — The Mammoth Film Festival is an international film festival that takes place annually in Mammoth Lakes, California. The main event at the Mammoth Film Festival, the Feature Film Competition, is a unique elimination style tournament. The festival… …   Wikipedia

  • International reactions to the 2006 Lebanon War — Reactions by the UN and national representativesflag|United NationsThe top UN official in Lebanon said Hezbollah’s action escalates the already tense situation along the Blue Line and is an act of very dangerous proportions, in a statement. Kofi… …   Wikipedia

  • The Rebel (2007 Vietnamese film) — The Rebel The film poster. Directed by Charlie Nguyen Produced by Jimmy Pham N …   Wikipedia

  • Dust of Life (2009 film) — Dust of Life Bui Doi Original movie poster Directed by Le Van Kiet Produced by Kim …   Wikipedia

  • Platoon (film) — Platoon Theatrical release poster by Bill Gold Directed by Oliver Stone P …   Wikipedia

  • Boat People (film) — Infobox Film name = Boat People caption = director = Ann Hui producer = Xia Meng writer = Dai An Ping starring = George Lam, Cora Miao, Season Ma, Andy Lau music = Law Wing fai cinematography = Wong Chung kei editing = Kin Kin distributor =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hearts and Minds (film) — This article refers to the 1974 movie; for other uses see Hearts and Minds (disambiguation) Infobox Film name = Hearts and Minds imdb id = 0071604 director = Peter Davis producer = Bert Schneider, Peter Davis distributor = Rialto Pictures… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclo (film) — Cyclo Theatrical release poster Directed by Tran Anh Hung Produced by Christophe Rossignon …   Wikipedia

  • Red Cliff (film) — Red Cliff American release poster Traditional 赤壁 Simplified …   Wikipedia

  • China Radio International — Radio Beijing redirects here. For the municipal radio station (Radio Beijing Corporation), see Beijing Renmin Guangbo Diantai. China Radio International City of license Beijing Broadcast area Worldwide First air date December 3, 1941 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.