The chance to approach the cinema of Poland and Iran at Haniff 2018

Within the framework of Haniff 2018, two important seminars on the theme The Polish cinema in focus and International experience of the Iranian cinema will take place on October 28th-29th, 2018 in Hanoi.

The theme of the first seminar is The Polish cinema in focus.

The Polish cinema is the great one with a lot of honourable awards at prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Oscar,... In recent years, Polish cinema has been having strong cooperation with countries of developed cinema.  In particular, Vietnam and Poland signed agreements in December 2014, which promises to contribute to promoting cultural diversity, preserving cinema heritage, exchanging cinema works, exchanging professional experience, training in filmmaking skills, film production and distribution skills as well as general coordination in the production of cinema works.

Poland is the homeland of a fair amount of world-renowned directors such as Andzey Vajda, Roman Planski,... In 2015, Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. New York Times reported that according to the European Audioviual Obervatory, after Ida had won the Oscar, the number of viewers to cinemas in Poland increased by 11% over the previous year. Polish films’ box-office accounts for 27% of the total. This is among the highest in Europe, lower than France but higher than England and Germany.
According to Mr Jablonsky, the President of the Polish Film Academy, after a decade in which government invested annually an average of $ 50 million in film and television projects, a great deal of films with artistic value have been made but held no interest for the public. Until 2012 when Agnieszka Holland's In Darkness was nominated for the Oscar, the Polish people started to show an interest in domestic cinema.
The Oscar for Ida was a sign that Polish cinema has entered a stage of brilliant development in aspect of artistic quality, film production quantity, box-office revenue. Experiences, from the state’s investment in cinema to the artistic efforts of Polish filmmakers, are valuable and practical lessons for Vietnamese and international filmmakers. Ida is one of the non-commercial films at Haniff 2018, together with nine other excellent Polish films.


The theme of the second seminar is International Experience of Iranian Cinema.

Iranian cinema is known as the one of quintessence with a lot of low-cost but worldwide resoundingly successful films. The seminar is an opportunity for filmmakers to gain a multi-dimensional view of the way Iranian cinema finds the topic, approaches the audience and overcomes the difficulties. In particular, Iranian films have been having the art of starting with small daily life stories to approach the most prestigious film award Oscar.

Iranian filmmakers have earned 3,685 awards at international film festivals since the revolution in 1979. That means Iranian cinema receives averagely 18 awards per week at international film festivals. International Film Festival. The awards come from 34,930 cinema events around the world, according to Atebbai.
Two seminars The Polish cinema in focus and International experience of the Iranian cinema will help artists, managers and the public spread their knowledge of the world's characteristic cinema, thereby learning and drawing valuable experience to develop Vietnamese cinema in the future.
Haniff 2018 will take place from October 27th to 31st, 2018 in Hanoi. The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on VTV on October 27th.
Thu Hà

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