Vietnam to host UK Film Week 2014

(VOV) - Sunshine on Leith, a musical film, will open UK Film Week 2014 in Vietnam themed “Scotland-Year of Homecoming” from September 22-28.

The event aims to celebrate Scotland as the host country of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which took place in Glasgow in early August.

Other feature films to be shown include Shell, Ae Fond Kiss, For Those in Peril, Not Another Happy Ending and Shell, representing a mixture of genres to highlight the richness of Scottish culture.

These films will premier at CGV cinemas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Free tickets will be available at the British Council in both cities from September 15.

On this occasion, the British Council will cooperate with YxineFF - a local non-profit project supporting young filmmakers - to introduce seven short films by young Vietnamese filmmakers.

Stage director Paul Welsh, founder of Digicult, an independent film company specialising in developing emerging film talent, will also fly to Vietnam to deliver two workshops on film pitching, targeting potential filmmakers in Vietnam.