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Vietnamese films to be screened at Expo 2020 Dubai

This is an event to celebrate Vietnam Day (December 30, 2021) within the framework of the expo.

The film week, directed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and is implemented by Department of International Cooperation, Department of Cinema, Vietnam Association for Cinema Promotion and Development, Netflix, Inc. and some Vietnamese film enterprises

Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai aims to introduce to the international public the unique works of Vietnamese cinema; promoting the modern Vietnamese film industry and rich in national identity; creating opportunities to introduce, contact, dialogue and exchange between artists, filmmakers and audiences; contributing to understanding the demands and opportunities of cooperation in the field of cinema with potential international partners.

Through the film screening programme, the film week also introduces the country, people and landscape of Vietnam with its diverse and attractive cultural features.

Films are screened at two main venues in the EXPO 2020 Dubai complex including the Terra Auditorium with up to 200 seats and the Dubai Millennium Amphitheater with over 1,000 seats.

The film Week will open on December 30, 2021.

The main events of film week include screenings of selected films of Vietnamese cinema, outdoor film screenings combining Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) performance and ethnic music performances, artist exchanges with audiences, visiting the Vietnam Exhibition House for moviegoers, and visiting the EXPO complex for delegates and guests of the organising board.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the selection criteria for screening films are that they be unique and humane films of Vietnamese cinema, produced within the past five years.

The organisers plan to invite two delegates who are directors/artists with films to attend Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai and representatives of related associations.

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