Cat Nong (Hot Sand) – the latest feature movie by Vietnamese director Le Hoang, will open the second Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) on November 25.

Produced by the Liberation Film Studio, the movie will be screened nationwide during the Lunar New Year Festival next February.

HANIFF will also introduce more than 100 feature films, documentaries and shorts during the five-day event. The movies will compete in different categories, including Best Feature Movie, Best Short Film, and the NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award.

In addition, 30 Vietnamese movies will be presented. The movies will be divided into three themes: films about Hanoi , films about the doi moi (renewal process), and modern Vietnamese films produced between 2010-12.-VNA