• Ho Chi Minh City
    International
    Film Festival
    2024
    6 - 13 April

    COMPETITION CATEGORIES

    1
    SOUTHEAST
    ASIA
    FILM
    • 13 BOMBS
      Angga Dwimas Sasongko
    • BLUE IMAGINE
      Urara Matsubayashi
    • DREAMING & DYING
      Nelson Yeo
    • FIRE ON THE WATER
      Sun-J Perumal
    • LAST SHADOW AT FIRST LIGHT
      Nicole Midori Woodford
    • OASIS OF NOW
      Chee Sum Chia
    • SOLIDS BY THE SEASHORE
      Patiparn Boontarig
    • TENEMENT
      Inrasothythep Neth, Sokyou Chea, Sokyou Chea
    • THE CURSED LAND
      Panu Aree
    • THE GOSPEL OF THE BEAST
      Sheron Dayoc
    • WONDERLAND
      Yee-Wei Chai
    2
    First or
    Second
    Film
    • AUTUMN
      Antonio Vasco Ferreira Sequeira
    • BE WITH ME
      Wern-Ying Hwarng
    • BORROWED TIME
      Choy JI
    • CAREFREE DAYS
      Ming Liang
    • CITY OF WIND
      Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
    • FRAU
      Lyubov Mulmenko
    • LOVE IS A GUN
      Hong-Chi Lee
    • NIGHT COURIER
      Ali Kalthami
    • PUSH PAUSE
      Ryoma Kosasa
    • VALLI
      Manoj Shinde
    • WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE
      Linh Tran
    3
    SHORT
    FILM
    • ALIEN0089
      Valeria Hofmann
    • BASRI AND SALMA IN A NEVER-ENDING COMEDY
      Khozy Rizal 
    • CIRCLE
      Yumi Joung
    • CLOWN*ESSES
      Jana Rothe
    • CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE
      Sam Manacsa
    • EVER SINCE, I HAVE BEEN FLYING
      Aylin Gökmen
    • HOME IS WHERE THE STAR FRUITS TASTE SOUR
      Huy Nguyen
    • HOWLING
      Aya Kawazoe
    • IN PRAISE OF SLOWNESS
      Hicham Gardaf
    • LEILA
      Fariba Haidari
    • NASIDA RIA: SUN STAGE
      Wisnu Candra
    • OF OTHER TOMORROWS NEVER KNOWN
      Natasha Tontey
    • OUR PAIN
      Shunsaku Hayashi
    • PACIFIC VEIN
      Ulu Braun
    • TERRA MATER
      Kantarama Gahigiri
    • THE ALTAR
      Moe Myat May Zarchi
    • THE MOON WILL CONTAIN US
      Kim Torres
    • THE PARADE
      Ryan Benjamin Lee
    • THE PHYSICAL REALM
      Sompot Chidgasornpongse

    Gala Film

    KORE-EDA HIROKAZU The inaugural Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF 2024) is honored to announce the participation of world-renowned Japanese director, Kore-eda Hirokazu, as a distinguished icon of global cinema. Kore-eda Hirokazu, a leading figure in Japanese cinema, is celebrated worldwide for his unique style of portraying human life through simple yet profound […]

    DIRECTORIAL SYMPHONY

    Spotlight on Mastery In an homage that surpasses the confines of the traditional viewing experience, we are delighted to introduce the “Special Artist” segment, an illustrious highlight of our festival dedicated to the visionary prowess of Director Kim Jee Woon. This exceptional segment will showcase three remarkable films, each underscoring the creativity, adaptability, and compelling […]

    The Artistry Trilogy

    Welcome to a celebration of the rich tapestry of Vietnamese cinema at the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF). In the spirit of honoring the homegrown talent and storytelling prowess that defines the cinematic landscape of Vietnam, we are thrilled to present the “Vietnam Panorama Selection.” This carefully curated selection is more than […]

    Vietnam Panorama

    As the curtains draw to a close on this magnificent celebration of cinema, we are delighted to present the Closing Film of the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival. It is with a sense of both nostalgia and fulfillment that we invite you to join us in this final cinematic reverie, a crowning jewel […]

    Closing Film

    The Southeast Asia Film Category Competition at HIFF is a dedicated showcase of the vibrant and diverse cinema emerging from the Southeast Asian region. This category celebrates the unique voices, rich cultural tapestries, and compelling narratives of Southeast Asian filmmakers. It offers a spotlight on the cinematic treasures of this dynamic part of the world.

    Southeast Asia Film

    Celebrating Emerging Filmmakers and Their Debut Works. The Best First or Second Film Category Competition is a dedicated segment within the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF) that recognizes and celebrates emerging talents in the world of cinema. This competition provides a spotlight for the debut or second films by new directors, showcasing […]

    First or Second Film

    Celebrating the Art of Short Filmmaking The Short Films Category Competition is a special showcase within the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF) dedicated to the art of short filmmaking. It provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to tell captivating stories in a condensed format, exploring the depths of creativity within […]

    Short Film

    Boléro – Anne Fontaine Logline: Discover the mystery behind the most famous tune in the world. Title: Boléro Genre: Biopic Theme: Music Director: Anne Fontaine Cast: Raphaël Personnaz, Doria Tillier, Jeanne Balibar, Vincent Perez, etc. Country: France The film about classical music, “Boléro,” directed by Anne Fontaine, will officially open the first Ho Chi Minh […]

    OPENING FILM

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    Content & Tech Expo

    A dynamic showcase where creativity and innovation converge to shape the future of cinema and media. This exciting exhibition is a platform that brings together studios, content creators, industry experts, and technology innovators from around the world. Explore a world of cutting-edge storytelling, interactive media, virtual reality, and emerging technologies that are redefining the way we experience and engage with content. Discover the latest in content production, distribution, and consumption, and be part of the conversation about the next big ideas in film and media. Join us in this exploration of creativity, technology, and the boundless possibilities of storytelling at the HIFF Content Expo.

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