VFDA debuts at Busan International Film Festival

NDO – The Vietnam Association of Film Promotion and Development (VFDA) chaired by Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan organised a ceremony from October 3 to 12 at the 24 Busan International Film Festival to introduce the functions, tasks, and the role of the association and contemporary Vietnamese cinema.


The programme focused on promoting the image, culture as well as the potential of the filming context, the film production environment in Vietnam to attract filmmakers and film producers from in the region and around the world to make films in Vietnam.

Established more than two months ago, the association aims to protect and support local film producers and businesses to boost the development of the Vietnamese cinema industry. It also creates opportunities to expand international cooperation, contributing to promoting the image of Vietnamese land, people and traditional cultures through movies.

The Association organised activities to connect and support Vietnamese film producers and foreign film producers to make films in Vietnam.

The VFDA is considered as a bridge between Vietnamese and national filmmakers to get more good Vietnamese films attending the international film festivals.

Also, at the Busan International Film Festival 2019, Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan, Chairwoman of VFDA was invited to be chairwoman the Jury of the NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema).

This is a great honour for Vietnamese cinema. According to Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan, VFDA has just been established, but it endeavors to implement practical activities to introduce, promote and increase cooperation between Vietnamese film producers and foreign film producers. With the efforts of the association, in the near future, there will certainly be more foreign films produced in Vietnam and more domestic films of artistic quality for the public.