According to the schedule, the festival, which will run under the slogan of “Cinema-Humanity, Adaptation, and Development”, is expected to draw 950 international and domestic guests and will feature a total of 80 long and 35 short films.

Furthermore, there will be a number of seminars, including “The highlight of the Republic of Korea’s Cinema” and “Production, distribution and dissemination of films overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic”. This is along with an exhibition introducing filming scenes at relic sites and cultural heritage spots in Hanoi which will be held during the festival.

On the sidelines of the event, attendees will be able to join various other activities, such as film projects, exchanges with movie stars, and a voiceover contest.

First held back in 2010, the biennial festival aims to honour outstanding international and local cinematographic works which have a high artistic value and are rich in both humanity and creativity. It will also help to encourage fresh talents in international and Vietnamese cinema while promoting co-operation among filmmakers, delegates, and guests for the greater development of cinema.

The festival will provide an opportunity for local cinema to better integrate into the international film market, as well as making significant contributions to promoting the image of a safe, friendly, peaceful, hospitable, integrated, and developing country. This will position the nation’s brand in artistic creation and help it move towards sustainable socio-cultural development.