Hanoi hosts documentary festival for young filmmakers

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A two-day film festival for young Vietnamese documentarians providing an overview on the present work of local documentary film makers is being held in Hanoi on Nov 25 and 26.

New Village by Duong Mong Thu, Thien Museum by Hoang Tung, March's Mist by Truong Vu Quynh, and Doctor Thi's Clinics by Nguyen Minh Ky will all be screened at the event.

The festival, which will screen films in Vietnamese with English subtitles is free and has been organized by DOCLAB.

Founded in 2009 by the Goethe-Institute Hanoi, DOCLAB has nurtured a new community of young independent documentary filmmakers and video artists in Hanoi.

Functioning as a film center, DOCLAB is a place where members host documentary film and video art workshops, and create their own film productions. DOCLAB also offers screenings of documentary and experimental films from around the world to the Hanoi public weekly at Goethe Institut Hanoi.

The Ateliers Varan, A French school offering worskhops as part of the event, is an internationally recognized film school that has worked in Vietnam since 2004 and supported by the Goethe-Institute since 2009. The school trains young film makers in Hanoi, HCMC and Da Nang.

The event is taking place at Goethe-Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

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