Vietnamese cinema and Ho Chi Minh City as a tourist destination
will be promoted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The event is scheduled to
take place from May 17-28 in France.
The information was released by the Viet Nam Cinema Department under the
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Ho Chi Minh City municipal Tourism
Department at a press conference on May 9.
On the occasion, three posters of 21mx3m size have been completed for the
festival, including one featuring the image of Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh
Province where the movie ‘Kong: Skull Island’ was filmed and three others
highlighting the beauty of the land and people of Ho Chi Minh City.
All the billboards were designed with modern technology by Cannes's leading
traditional design professionals.
In addition, a ‘Vietnamese night’ will be held on May 20 under the framework of
the festival, featuring the most famous and successful films of Vietnamese
cinema. On the occasion, the Viet Nam Cinema Department and French Cinema Centre
will sign several cooperation agreements.
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is expected to attract more than 23,000 visitors
from many countries around the world. The event will be a good opportunity for
Viet Nam to promote its cinema and tourism, particularly Ho Chi Minh City – an
‘attractive, friendly and safe’ destination – to international friends and film
At the film festival, representatives of Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department
will talk with some international investors and communicators to discuss the
sector’s development strategy as well as call for the investment.