Screenings hosted by UCI School of Humanities' Film & Video Center Irvine, CA -- The Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA)
and the VietNamese Language and Culture (VNLC) at UCLA present the first
historic Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF).
ViFF is the very first film festival dedicated to filmmakers of the
Vietnamese diaspora, Vietnamese outside of their homeland. The mission
of ViFF is to stimulate, bring together, and make visible a body of
Diaspora work through the lens of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-diasporic
directors; to inspire future filmmakers and recognize existing ones; to
create an environment for the filmmakers to share their experiences in
filmmaking with their colleagues and audience.
The festival will be held over two consecutive weekends in October
The Film & Video Center on the University of California, Irvine campus
will host most of the screenings.
We are accepting film and video submissions from Vietnamese-diasporic
filmmakers. There are no limits on when the film was made, content or
submission fees. We encourage submissions of narratives, documentaries,
shorts, and music videos. The deadline for film entries will be June
Send completed entry materials to: Vietnamese American Arts & Letters
Association c/o Vietnamese International Film Festival, 14781 Moran
Street, Westminster, CA 92683, U.S.A.
VAALA is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1991 by
Vietnamese-American journalists, artists, and community activists in
Orange County. VAALA promotes Vietnamese values in art, creates
opportunities for artists and audiences to interact, and facilitates
communication among different ethnic groups through various forms of
VNLC was established in 1994 to maintain and promote Vietnamese culture
within the UCLA academic community and the Vietnamese community in
southern California through academic and cultural programs.
Please visit our website at www.VietFilmFest.com for more information.
- Submissions by June 30, 2003
Tram Le, Program Director (626) 627-6826
Ysa Le, Public Relations Director (714) 914-2260