The 6th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) will be taking place April 4-7 and April 11-14 at Edwards University Theater in Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, UC Irvine and UCLA. Here’s more info from their directors:
ViFF has come a long way since its establishment in 2003. This year we showcase 69 films, including, at 18, a record number of features. We are honored to have received a wide array of works from filmmakers all over the world, including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, Viet Nam, and the United States.
Flashback || Flashforward is the theme of ViFF 2013. ViFF is privileged to have witnessed the last decade of groundbreaking Vietnamese diasporic cinema, and anticipates a bright future of creative production. From the work of pioneering filmmakers such as Tran Anh Hung, Tony Bui, Timothy Linh Bui, and Charlie Nguyen, to a vibrant new generation of Vietnamese filmmakers from around the world, Vietnamese cinema has moved across geographical boundaries to reach a truly global audience. ViFF 2013 takes a moment to pause and reflect on the innovations that have made Vietnamese cinema what it is today.
In addition to the full 8-day program of film screenings, ViFF also offers special events, such as Open-mic Common Ground night. Senior Citizens Day and High School Day are free-admission to seniors and high school students, respectively. ViFF also creates networking opportunities by holding panel discussions on various aspects of filmmaking.
Do to limited seating and high demand for these screenings, tickets can be purchased now!
Thu April 4 Opening Night
Fri April 5 Senior Citizens Day at Bowers Museum with free admission to all attendees 60 and older with ID.
Sat April 6 Inspiration Award Night, Edwards University
Sun April 7 Edwards University and UC Irvine
Thu April 11 UCLA Day with free admission to all attendees.
Fri April 12 High School Day at Bowers Museum with free admission to all high school students with ID and followed by “Common Ground” music and poetry open-mike event.
Sat April 13 UC Irvine
Sun April 14 Closing Day at UC Irvine with Oscar nominated War Witch.