Int’l cooperation helps boost empowerment for female Vietnamese filmmakers

The UNESCO, Canadian and Swiss Embassies in Vietnam have held the webinar “IN HER VOICE”, discussing measures to promote gender equality and supporting female filmmakers in Vietnam.

The event aimed to analyse and discuss the opportunities and challenges of female filmmakers in the film industry; and share stories about the journeys to attend international film festivals, access to cinema support funds, and priority prizes for female filmmakers.

IN HER VOICE is part of the “E-MOTIONS project: Mobilising film professionals for regional cooperation” which is being conducted by UNESCO and cooperative partners, with the support from the Trust Fund of Japan. The project aims to enhance the capacity and empowerment of filmmakers, as well as organise activities to connect domestic filmmakers with their peers in the region.

Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative in Vietnam, emphasised that the webinar is a great encouragement for filmmakers as the organizers listened to their opinions and introduce job opportunities to them.