Japanese Film Director Hirokazu Koreeda to Visit Vietnam for HIFF 2024

The acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda will visit Ho Chi Minh City for the first edition of the Ho Chi Minh International Film Festival (HIFF) 2024.

Director’s Engagements

During his visit, Koreeda will engage in various activities, including:

A post-screening Q&A session with the audience after his film “Broker” is shown at the HCM City Theatre on April 10.
A special dialogue with aspiring Vietnamese filmmakers at La Vela Saigon Hotel on April 12.

Koreeda’s Accomplishments

Hirokazu Koreeda is an esteemed Japanese filmmaker known for his award-winning films, including:

“Nobody Knows” (2004)
“Still Walking” (2008)
“After the Storm” (2016)

He has garnered international recognition for his cinematic achievements, receiving the:

Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for “Like Father, Like Son”
Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for “Shoplifters”

HIFF 2024: A Showcase of Cinema

HIFF 2024, which runs until April 13, brings together over 200 filmmakers, visitors, and artists from Vietnam and abroad. Aside from Koreeda, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with renowned directors like:

Anne Fontaine (Director of “Bolero” and “Coco avant Chanel”)
Kim Jee Woon (Director of “A Tale of Two Sisters”)

The festival features competitions in three main categories: Southeast Asian, debut, and short films. Awards will be presented in categories such as:

Golden Star (Best Southeast Asian Film)
Best Emerging Director
Best Short Film
HCM City Film

Additional awards will be given to recognize outstanding achievements in directing, acting, cinematography, editing, and visual effects.