17 nature films set for debut screening in Vietnam

VOV.VN - As many as 17 feature films, documentaries, and short films with Vietnamese subtitles are set to be screened at five venues across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the upcoming “#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam”.

Details of the occasion were given on September 20 by Spanish Embassy during an event held to introduce the first environmental film festival featuring international and local films, as well as conversations on sustainability and harmony with nature in Vietnam.

The festival is scheduled to run from September 23 to October 7 and will be free for the public to attend, with the function taking place in a hybrid format including both online and offline activities. 

Held in response to the UN General Assembly (UNGA)’s Climate Week this year which is running from September 19 to September 25, the film festival is being co-ordinated by the Spanish Embassy and will see the participation of 14 countries. This includes Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Peru, Venezuela, Spain, the UK, and Vietnam.

Upon addressing the event, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam María Del Pilar Méndez Jiménez said the Embassy is honoured to work alongside various institutions, civil societies, individuals, and the environmental communities of participating nations from three continents. Their joint efforts will primarily promote international ties in raising awareness for a sustainable future whilst pooling the message of Only One Earth.

Trang Nguyen, founder of WildAct Vietnam, a partner in organising the festival, shared that the event will have a significant impact on young people globally and contribute to encouraging people to act for the good of the environment.

Alongside the festival, participating entities will be able to seize upon the chance to raise general awareness regarding environmental issues through the open debate on "The Importance of Biodiversity Governance in Protection of Nature and Livelihoods: Towards a New UN Global Framework for Managing Nature through 2030". This will be done together with other activities mainstreaming the environment during a weeklong series of environmental events held on Vietnamese social media .

“#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” aims to help start discussions on what a sustainable future looks like. The occasion will be held in collaboration with institutions, civil society, individuals, and the environmental community across three continents for one message: Only One Earth.