Hanoi: The inaugural Indian Film Festival Vietnam (IFFV) will take place here from December 18 to bridge the gap between the entertainment industries of the two countries.
Three award winning filmmakers from India, producer of hit films like Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns, Bullett Raja & Revolver Rani & CEO Wave Cinemas Rahul Mittra and directors Rakesh OmPrakash Mehra & Umesh Shukla will open this six-day fest, which will conclude on December 23 and be held at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi.
The festival will showcase films from or about India. The line-up includes "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", "3 Idiots", "OMG - Oh My God!", "Wake Up Sid", "Paheli", "Jodhaa Akbar", "Dil Chahta Hai", "Maqbool" and "Taare Zameen Par", apart from others.
The Indian filmmakers will also attend a seminar on "Vietnam -India Cinema Cooperation and its role in Promotion of Tourism" and will be taken across Vietnam's major cities in order to offer its exotic locations for future film shoots.
Apart from top Vietnamese government functionaries, The film festival will also see the presence of India's ambassador to Vietnam Preeti Saran.
Aimed at offering the Vietnamese community an opportunity to learn about India's multi-faceted culture and long history of filmmaking, IFFV is curated by Capt Rahul Bali & RC Dalal.