Vietnam Art Books -- 1st Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) (April 26, 2003)

1st Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) (April 26, 2003)

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 2003. 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 30, 2003.

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 art.

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 for more information.

- Submissions by June 30, 2003
Tram Le, Program Director (626) 627-6826
Ysa Le, Public Relations Director (714) 914-2260


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