Second Vietnam-RoK cartoon festival opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1Visitors to the festival (Photo: VNA)
The second Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) cartoon festival kicked off in Hanoi on August 13, serving as a bridge between cartoon makers and lovers from the two countries.

The festival offers a chance for Vietnamese and Korean film producers to share experience in promoting cartoons and other sectors that support film production abroad while discussing cooperation plans in this field, said RoK Ambassador Jeon Dae Ju at the opening ceremony.

Ngo Phuong Lan, Head of the Vietnam Cinema Department, spoke highly of the Korean Cultural Centre in Vietnam for organising the festival.

This year’s event has a larger scale, she said, stressing the short cartoon creation contest as a highlight of the festival.

Lan voiced her hope that the festival would be the basis for further collaboration in this realm between Vietnam and the RoK as well as between other countries in the region.

Director of the Hanoi-based Korean Cultural Centre Park Nark Jong said the event seeks to tap Vietnam’s potential for cartoon production and bring Korean culture closer to local audiences.

At the opening ceremony, the organisation board presented awards to winners of the short cartoon contest. The three best films will be assisted and further developed to take part in the Chuncheon international cartoon festival this upcoming September in the RoK.

Within the framework of the four-day festival, there will be a string of activities including an exhibition, a seminar and film screenings.-VNA