Santa Ana, CA – February 1, 2024 – The Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) is excited to announce the official dates and call for entries Viet Film Fest 2024. This year, the festival will take place virtually from October 5-20. Due to popular demand, in-person screenings will be extended to three days, scheduled for October 11-13 at The Frida Cinema in Downtown Santa Ana.
Since its inception, Viet Film Fest (VFF) has been a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to share their unique perspectives, stories, and artistry with a global audience. The 15th edition promises to continue this tradition by spotlighting the diverse narratives and rich cultural heritage of Vietnam and its diaspora.
“Viet Film Fest has always been a celebration of the diversity, depth, and uniqueness of Vietnamese storytelling,” says Eric Nong, Artistic Director of Viet Film Fest, “As we mark our 15th edition, we invite filmmakers to contribute their voices to VFF, the longtime exemplar of supporting and fostering Vietnamese perspectives in cinema.”
Key Dates for Viet Film Fest 2024:
- Call for Entries, Early Bird Deadline: April 15, 2024
- Call for Entries, General Deadline: May 6, 2024
- Virtual Festival: October 5 to October 20, 2024
- In-person Screenings: October 11, 12, and 13, 2024
Call for Entries Details:
Viet Film Fest is looking for movies from filmmakers of Vietnamese descent and/or movies that speak to the Vietnamese experience for our 2024 film festival. Special discounted rates for students, with valid proof of ID.
If you would like to learn more and/or submit your work to Viet Film Fest 2024, please visit online at https://filmfreeway.com/VietFilmFest.
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 diaspora, 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. As the hub of the Vietnamese movie industry, the festival hosts networking opportunities with prominent directors, media experts, and producers. We are proud to be a central platform for filmmakers of Vietnamese descent to tell their stories the way they want them to be told.
Founded in 1991 by Vietnamese American journalists, artists and community members to fill a void and provide a space for artists to express themselves as a newly resettled immigrant community, the mission of the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) is to connect and enrich communities through Vietnamese arts and culture. Celebrating its 30th year of service, VAALA collaborates with diverse community partners to organize community-centered artistic cultural events, including art exhibitions, book signings, music recitals, plays and its annual Viet Film Fest and Gallery Beyond Walls programming. More information about VAALA on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
VAALA Communication Specialist
Viet Film Fest Public Relations Manager