The festival will be jointly organised by the Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development (VFDA), the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee, and the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC).

It aims to honour excellent Vietnamese and Asian cinematographic works which boast high artistic value and are rich in both humanity and creativity, as well as to encourage new Vietnamese and Asian talents in the film-making industry.

the opening and closing will be held on May 9 and May 13 respectively, with film screenings available at Le Do theatre in Da Nang.

Awards for DANAFF 2023 will also be presented during the closing ceremony.

There will be 12 to 14 films which will compete in the Asian film category, with grand prizes on offer for the best movie, the best director, the best actor, the best actress, and the best screenwriter.

During the five-day festival in May, workshops aimed at introducing the cinema industry of both Vietnam and Japan, as well as tours for foreign participants to sightseeing spots in Da Nang, will take place.