First nature film festival in Vietnam to take place this month: Spanish Embassy
|Poster of the first environmental film festival in Vietnam. (Source: It's Time To Act - Nature Film Festival in Vietnam)|
Held in response to the UN General Assembly (UNGA)’s Climate Week this year (September 19-25), the film festival, entitled "#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam", is coordinated by the Embassy and sees the participation of 14 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Peru, Venezuela, Spain, the UK and Vietnam (National Studio of Documentary and Scientific Films).
Addressing the event, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam María Del Pilar Méndez Jiménez said the Embassy is honoured to work with institutions, civil societies, individuals, and the environmental communities of participating nations from three continents to promote international cooperation in raising awareness of a sustainable future and pooling the message of Only One Earth.
|A scene from a French film to be screened at the festival.(Source: It's Time To Act - Nature Film Festival in Vietnam)|
Trang Nguyen, founder of WildAct Vietnam, a partner in organising the festival, believed it will make impact on youths and connect people to act for the environment.
Together with the showcase, participating entities will seize the chance to raise general awareness about environmental issues through two possible open debates on “Women Leaders Defending Nature” and “Protecting Biodiversity: sharing solutions to Save the Future” together with other activities mainstreaming the environment during a weeklong series of environmental events across the social media in Vietnam.
The festival will screen in a hybrid format (both online & offline) 17 feature films, documentaries, and short films with subtitles in Vietnamese.
It will be open free for the public at five venues in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.