Information and Registration

The HANIFF Campus brings emerging talent and seasoned film professionals together and offers them a platform to refresh their views, discover new horizons, find fellow filmmaking collaborators and discuss new trends and developments in contemporary cinema and media.

The HANIFF Campus lasts for six days and offers different programme elements for DIRECTORS • PRODUCERS and SCRIPTWRITERS

Grand Format

Lectures, panel discussions and stars-in-the-limelight sessions addressing the burning, inspirational and vibrant issues in filmmaking today. Taking place in Festival’s Hotels, this format consists of large public events with topics that are of general relevance to all Talents. High-profile directors, producers, actors, editors, cinematographers, cameraman and production designers of international reputation share their experience in moderated lectures and panel discussions. The experts offer insight into various working methods and provide a background that ranges from all aspects of film production to promotion. Many of these events will relate to current issues addressed in the cinema showcased at the Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).


Workshops, seminars and case studies enabling Talents to interact with world-class experts from all disciplines. Atelier sessions offer the opportunity for a more intimate and interactive exchange of experiences between Talents and experts. The sessions are focussed on specific fields of work, yet at the same time allow Talents from various disciplines to attend – thus enabling, for example, Talent directors to gain valuable information about the specifics of cinematography, acting techniques or production design, as well as giving Talent producers insight into the working process of a set designer or providing Talent actors with information on the newest ways of internet distribution for short films. This interdisciplinary and interactive set-up forms the backbone of the Atelier sessions. Basic and advanced courses are conducted by internationally renowned experts.


The HANIFF Producing workshop is a place for young producers. This workshop will provide lectures, discussions and experiences in producing and project pitching for young producers. Beside the online application, producers need to submit a short description about their up-coming film projects (5 pages).


The HANIFF Directing Studio is a hands-on training programme for a group of approx. 10 directors. The training programme provides a wide variety of training opportunities in making a film, working with dialogue, casting and camera acting. The HANIFF DIRECTING STUDIO is aimed at enabling directors to improve their performance by connecting them to professionals from other film disciplines.

HANIFF Script Station

This is a hands-on training programme for screenwriters participating in the HANIFF Campus.

Around 10 participants of the HANIFF Campus are selected by a jury to take part in the Script Station, a hands-on training programme for screenwriters. Helping scriptwriting Talents find creative solutions to their specific script problems, develop characters and dialogues to their fullest and fine-tune their script is what’s on hand at the Script Station. It connects scriptwriters and leading script consultants from around the globe to discuss and develop the as yet unpolished scripts. The Script Station commences with an intensive Project Development Day that prepares the groundwork for subsequent coaching and feedback sessions with renowned mentors who work with writers and directors on the in-depth development and enhancement of their projects, at this very critical phase of the filmmaking process.


Please take a moment to see if you meet the following criteria. You must be able to answer “yes” to all these questions to be eligible to apply:

  • Are you fluent in English? (In particular, can you fill out the application in English and understand a lecture or discussion in English?)
  • Do you work or study in the areas of screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, producing, directing, cinematography, acting, editing, film criticism, distribution, sound design, film music composition, art direction or production design?

If you can affirm all these questions, you are eligible to apply for the HANIFF Campus.

Participation conditions

If you are interested in applying, please read through the following participation conditions for the HANIFF Campus.

A) Qualification

Your application for the HANIFF Campus will only be processed if you meet the following requirements:

  • a) You are fluent in the English language.
  • b) You fill out the application form correctly and entirely in English. In case you are selected as participant, please be aware that your data will be published on our website as provided by you.
  • c) You work in one of these areas: screenwriting, producing, direction, cinematography, acting, animation, production design, distribution.
  • d) You have worked on a short film at least?
  • e) You have submitted a complete application, including a sample of work.
  • f) You are able to attend all 5 days of the Campus.

Please note that the application is individual. We cannot accept team applications. You must have obtained the consent of the other copyright owners for the use of the work sample submitted as stated below.


Download Registration form in here

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