UK Film Week offers "closer look to Scottish culture" in Vietnam this month

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Scottish films will be featured at the UK Film Week in Vietnam this month, according to the British Council.
The event marks the first time the British Council has partnered with YxineFF, a local non-for-profit project supporting young filmmakers, to introduce seven short films by young Vietnamese film makers.
Six award-winning Scottish short films will also be featured alongside Vietnamese shorts.
The feature films to be shown are "Sunshine on Leith," "Shell," "Ae Fond Kiss," "For Those in Peril," and "Not Another Happy Ending", representing a mixture of genres to celebrate the richness of Scottish culture.
All films will be shown in CGV Cineplex in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Free tickets will be distributed at the British Council in the two cities from 15 September.
Cherry Gough, Country Director, British Council Vietnam said the event brings "an opportunity to have a closer look to the richness of Scottish culture through five award-winning films including drama, romantic comedy and musical, brilliantly capturing contemporary life in Scotland.”
British Council in Vietnam has invited Paul Welsh to the country to deliver two workshops on film pitching, targeting potential local film makers.
Paul is the founder of Digicult, an independent film company specialising in developing emerging film talent. He also produced Skeletons (2010), a nominee for the Outstanding Debut Feature by a British Director at the 64th British Film Academy Film Awards. In 2013, Lore, a film which he was a co-producer, received the Feature Film Production of the Year Award at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.

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