Hanoi to host first Vietnam Festival Media & Design hinh anh 1At the press conference to lauch the first Vietnam Festival Media & Design on October 8 (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The first Vietnam Festival Media & Design will be held in Hanoi on November 1-17 to honour Vietnam’s culture and creativeness.

The event will be organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) in collaboration with RMIT Vietnam University, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and partners.

The organising board said at a press conference on October 8 that more than 30 events will be held during the festival, including fashion shows, an exhibition showcasing media and design students’ creative projects, an art tour, a startup and innovation workshop and a conference on future of Vietnam’s innovative education.

Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Michael Croft described the festival as an important event, especially after Hanoi decided to apply to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

The festival will become a channel to connect partners and annual initiatives, while helping build development platform in the fields of media and design and introduce applicable initiatives to other cities, he added.

Meanwhile, VICAS Director Bui Hoai Son believed that the festival will raise public awareness of the importance of creative activities and innovative education in Vietnam.

Besides, he said the event is expected to make great contributions to realising the strategy on developing Vietnam’s cultural industries by 2020 with vision until 2030./.