The Vietnam Film Week was inaugurated in the US city of Honolulu on July 5 as part of activities to celebrate 20 years of the normalisation of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the US.

The event was organised by the Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism in collaboration with the Vietnamese Embassy in the US, Vietnamese delegation to the United Nations, and American partners.

Six Vietnamese films which won domestic and international prizes are being screened at the event, namely Trung so (Lottery win), Khat vong Thang Long (Thang Long aspiration), Nhung dua con cua lang (Children of the village), Hiep si mu (Blind knight), Bi mat Tham do (Scandal), Hao quang tro lai (Scandal 2).

The film festival also includes a series of cultural activities, such as an exchange of Vietnamsese and US film makers, festivals featuring Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional costume) and cuisines, and the introduction of the biennial Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).

The event will continue to take place in Washington DC and New York until July 18.-VNA