Tag Archives: ViFF

Viet Canadian nominated for Oscar

Vietnamese-Canadian director-writer Kim Nguyen‘s film War Witch was nominated yesterday for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, marking the second time an ethnic Vietnamese director is nominated by the Academy, and the first time representing a country that’s not Vietnam. War Witch (La … Continue reading

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Viet films shown (free) at OC Film Fiesta

The Orange County Film Fiesta, part of the Santa Ana two-weeks’ long festivities, will be hosting a Vietnamese Cinema Night this Saturday, preceded by a wine reception at VAALA Center also in Santa Ana. The films shown are: “Touch” by … Continue reading

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ViFF announces Grand Jury award nominees

The 5th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF, Vietfilmfest.com), entering its closing week-end today and tomorrow, announced the nominees for its Trống Đồng (Grand Jury) award in both the feature and short categories. Tremendously grown from its first edition with a few … Continue reading

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‘Dust of Life’ to open today

  The hard-hitting Viet teen angst movie Dust of Life (in Vietnamese: Bụi Đời) opens tonight with a charity fundraising screening, followed by wide release in 4 cities. The first showing tonight, 7pm at the Star Performing Arts Center in … Continue reading

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ViFF wound down, awards given to top films

The Vietnamese International Film Festival, after an exhilerating 11-day run, wound down Sunday with another full day of screening, a closing film, an award ceremony, all topped by an exciting Closing Gala with deejay and live music. ViFF’s choice for closing … Continue reading

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Viets in Louisiana against landfill – documentary showing today at ViFF

As the Bolsavik has mentioned in this space before, shown today at ViFF, before the Dustin Nguyen spotlight, is a special sneak preview of A Village Called Versailles. Directed by Leo Chiang, the 75-minute documentary follows the rebuilding and transformation … Continue reading

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Dustin Nguyen undresses, kisses Cate Blanchett

ViFF continues today at UC Irvine with a couple sets of shorts and a special spotlight session on Dustin Nguyen who, several years ago, starred in the action TV series “21 Jump Street” as Officer Harry Truman Ioki – a … Continue reading

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Free films! Free films! ViFF at UCLA

The Vietnamese International Film Festival launches its second week-end with a day of free screenings held at UCLA tomorrow Thursday April 9. Starting at 4pm will be a set of short films including the hard hitting Life Out of a Stone … Continue reading

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