Participants at the event shared insightful experiences from France and offered valuable suggestions for the Vietnamese cinema industry. Discussions revolved around the influence of French documentary cinema on its Vietnamese counterpart, among other interesting topics.

The Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee, Tran Chi Cuong, highlighted the rich and long-standing film industry of France. He noted that in the cultural exchange history between the two countries, the cinema of France and Vietnam has shared a strong bond.

The seminar served as a platform for Vietnamese artists and filmmakers to exchange knowledge and learn from one another. Topics covered included film production and distribution, special cinematic effects, and post-production techniques. It also facilitated the identification of potential areas for cinematographic collaboration between the two countries.

DANAFF II, which kicked off in the beautiful central city of Da Nang on July 2, offered a diverse range of screenings, conferences, and award ceremonies for film enthusiasts to enjoy.

A key highlight of DANAFF II, with its theme “Bridging Asia,” was the competition in the Asian and Vietnamese Film Awards categories. In a memorable first, the festival presented a prestigious cinema achievement award to a remarkable filmmaker.

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