Vietnam film festival to be held in HCM City hinh anh 1A scene from "Dear Brother" film (Source:Internet)

The 19th Vietnam Film Festival will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from December 1 to 5, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) at a press conference held in the city on October 29.

Themed “Vietnam’s Cinema - Ethnicity, humanity, innovation and integration", the national cultural event aims to demonstrate cinematographic works imbued with rich national identity, humanity and creativity as well as to honour artists with remarkable achievements in the field.

The festival, organised by the MCST and the HCM City People’s Committee, will include a number of award categories, such as awards for movies, awards for individuals, and people’s choice awards.

Numerous activities will be held on the sidelines of the event, including exhibitions, cultural exchanges and workshops on the cinema.

Films available at the festival will be screened free-of-charge in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang.-VNA