The 17 th Vietnam Film Festival will take place in the central province of Phu Yen from Dec. 15-17.

The festival, the biggest of its kind so far, is expected to attract 108 films ranging from feature films, documentaries and scientific films to cartoons.

In addition to honouring excellent cinematic works and artists who have registered outstanding achievements since the 16 th event, the festival will publicise the latest Vietnamese movies and provide opportunities for actors and filmmakers to meet with audiences and inquire their demands.

The event will also offer an opportunity for industry insiders to discuss measures to improve their profession, promoting the development and prestige of the Vietnamese film industry.

According to Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan, Vice Director of the Cinematography Department under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism, the annual event also marks four decades of the Vietnam Film Festival (1971-2011).

It is also one of special cultural activities in response to the National Tourism Year 2011 in the southern central coastal province - Phu Yen and the 400 th founding anniversary of Phu Yen province, she said.

During the festival, an exhibition entitled “Four decades of the Vietnam Film Festival” and a “ Vietnam cinematography – real situation and solutions” talks will be held along with exchanges between artists and Phu Yen audience./.