Workshop brings Poland’s cinema closer to Vietnamese audiences hinh anh 1At the workshop (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Poland’s cinema as well as cooperation between Vietnam and Poland in this field was the main focus of a workshop in Hanoi on October 28.

The workshop, themed “Country in focus: Polish cinema,” was held within the framework of the fifth Hanoi International Film Festival (HNIFF) that kicked off at the Cultural Friendship Palace on October 27.

Vietnam and Poland signed cooperation agreements in the cinema industry in December 2017 which are expected to help promote Vietnamese culture and experience exchange between the two countries.

Nhue Giang, a Vietnamese director, said Vietnam and Poland would further collaboration in the cinema sector as Vietnam boasts beautiful landscapes and diverse culture.

The list of Polish movies to be screened during the festival was also introduced at the workshop, including Ashes and Diamonds, Nights and Days, The Promised Land, The Pianists, Tatarak, One Way Ticket to the Moon, Plan B and Silent Night.

The 5th HANIFF features 147 outstanding films from nearly 50 countries and territories, including more than 40 films of Vietnam. Many of them have never been screened at other Asian film festivals.

Aside from entries vying for awards, the biennial event also has a non-competition section with outdoor film screenings, exchanges, and a fashion show.

Other activities include a project market, a script-writing camp, and an exhibition on filming locations in Vietnam.

The screenings take place at the National Cinema Centre (No. 87, Lang Ha street), the Thang Tam cinema (No.45, Hang Bai street), the Kim Dong cinema (No. 19, Hang Bai street) , and the BHD Star Vincom cinema (No. 2, Pham Ngoc Thach street).

Held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Hanoi People’s Committee, the festival will last through October 31.-VNA