The event is co-organzie by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (DSF) along with embassies of European countries.
Participating in this year’s festival are outstanding productions from countries , including France, Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium), Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, UK, Israel and Vietnam.
Among Vietnamese movies are some of the winners of the Golden Lotus, the Golden Kite and the Environmental films award. Several of the international entries have won awards in München, Nyon, California, Praha, Melbourne…
The festival is regarded as a special event promoting cultural exchange between Vietnam and other countries. Through these films, the audience will have the chance to get to know the cultures, people, and communities in Vietnam and other countries.
Tam Biet Ha Long (Farawell Ha Long) by Vietnamese-German filmmaker Ngo Ngoc Duc didn’t get screening permission from the Vietnam Cinema Department. It said that the film is not suitable for this occasion. The movie won Dialogue-Prize at the 27th Film Festival Cottbus 2017 and an award at the 39th Film Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018