Denmark to fund 10 new cultural projects in Vietnam

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Ten cultural projects with a total funding of US$61,180 have been approved by the Danish Vietnamese Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF).

According to a press release from the Embassy of Denmark, the granted projects for 2012 range from short films to experimental theater performance and book publishing.

They include the Yxine Film Festival (YxineFF); Visually Devised Theater; Dream about a blind bird; Hanoi Grapevine; A Singular Voice; Erasable; The Artist; Hanoi Recitals; The Crescendo Voice Echoes; and Cinema Bookshelf.

YxineFF is an online short film festival held at www.yxineff.com, aiming at encouraging independent filmmaking, will be supported with a grant of US$5,000.

"Dream about a blind bird" is a solo experimental theater performance due to receive a grant of US$3,600.

Hanoi Grapevine is a group promoting Vietnamese contemporary art due to receive US$5,000.

Erasable is an experimental art program that combines contemporary dance, music, visual art, and audience interaction and will be supported to the tune of US$7,100.

Hanoi Recitals is a project in which Vietnamese and Danish composers and artists Tri Minh and Michael Møller and other artists create a original neoclassic and cross-cultural works, will receive a grant of US$8,620.

Cinema Bookshelf publishes books about cinema and will receive US$3,600.

Established in 2006, CDEF provides support to contemporary artists and cultural performances in Vietnam and cultural exchange activities between Denmark and Vietnam.

The next deadline to apply for CDEF support is August 15, 2012.

For more information about the CDEF Fund, please visit: http://vietnam.um.dk/en/danida-en/culture/cultural-development-and-exchange-fund-cdef

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