A scene in the film Saigon, I Love You. Like a poem for this beautiful city, four love stories from Saigon will show you how beautiful Saigonese and their love can be. (Photo: cucdienanh.com)

Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi International Queer Film Week 2018 (HIQFW), a series of film screenings and discussions projecting voices from the LGBTQ community, is taking place in Hanoi on August 12-17. 

With the theme of Spin the Pride, the event is the biggest movie event ever hosted in the capital for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

By integrating movies with art, HIQFW is successfully raising public awareness of the diversity of sexuality and playing a critical role in ending social discrimination of minority groups, according to Nguyen Bao Chau, director of the HIQFW.

“HIQFW 2018 promises to deliver a fascinating playground presenting various issues within the queer world to all cinephiles,” she said. “HIQFW 2018 is a civilised environment which encourages love regardless of gender or sexual orientation, occupations and hobbies.”

The event will screen 14 movies including eight short films and six feature films including Our Gay Wedding directed by Ellen Hobson, Tim Van Someren, and Claire Lewis; Lost in Paradise 2 directed by Vu Ngoc Dang; Saigon I Love You directed by Ly Minh Thang; and Tomboy (2011) directed by Celine Sciamma.

The screenings will take place at L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street; and August Cinema, 45 Hang Bai Street.-VNA