Saturday, September 11, 2021 — ORANGE, CA — The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) is proud to present the virtual return of Viet Film Fest 2021! The evening will include the debut of the highly anticipated Viet Film Fest 2021 festival trailer and the announcement of all officially curated film sets. Nominations for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress will also be revealed at the event.
Carolina Do, Co-Founder of The Song Collective, will emcee the launch party to celebrate Vietnamese voices and stories in cinema. Enjoy performances from rapper Suboi, Nodey, Avin Lu, and Thang Dao. Stay tuned for more updates about the largest Vietnamese film festival outside of Vietnam!
2021 marks the 12th edition of Viet Film Fest, which will be offered virtually from October 15-30 through an online streaming platform in a movies-on-demand environment. There will also be socially distanced, limited capacity in-person screenings for select features (pending public health/safety directives). The virtual return of Viet Film Fest provides increased, accessible opportunities for storytellers and audiences alike to experience independent artistic work while connecting with one another from the comforts of home.
Viet Film Fest 2021 Virtual Launch Party
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 6pm – 7:45pm PST
Cost: Free admission
For more information on Viet Film Fest 2021, please visit www.vietfilmfest.com.
About Viet Film Fest
Viet Film Fest was created in 2003 by the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA), becoming its largest program. As the largest international Vietnamese film festival of its kind in the world, Viet Film Fest showcases the best creative work by and about Vietnamese people. Through the universal language of film, Viet Film Fest brings together multiple perspectives to expand the scope and horizons of Vietnamese cinema. Our award-winning films have been screened in numerous cities and countries. For over a decade, the festival has attracted thousands of national and international attention for its stunning showcase of shorts and features submitted from all over the world. As the hub of the Vietnamese movie industry, the festival hosts networking opportunities with prominent directors, media experts, and producers, including Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya), Tony Bui (Three Seasons), Ham Tran (Journey from the Fall), Victor Vu (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), Ngo Thanh Van (Furie), and Charlie Nguyen (The Rebel).
About Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA)
Founded in 1991, the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to connect and enrich communities through Vietnamese arts and culture. Learn more at vaala.org or join @vaalacommunity on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
VIET FILM FEST 2021 PRESS CONTACT
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Manager