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 […]

The Artistry Trilogy

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 […]


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 […]

Closing Film

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 […]

World Canvas

World Cine and Asia Today In this vibrant celebration of global cinema, we are proud to present the “World Cine and Asia Today Selection,” a curated collection that encapsulates the pulse of contemporary storytelling from around the globe, with a special focus on the dynamic narratives emerging from Asia. As we navigate through the diverse […]

Cinematic Crossroads

HIFF is a journey that transcends borders to celebrate deep connections between cities, countries worldwide, and Vietnam. This year, HIFF proudly presents the “Cinematic Crossroads: Spotlight on a City/Country” category, specially curated to honor the special bond with cities or countries that share a significant connection with Ho Chi Minh City. This edition shines a […]

Vietnam Panorama

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 […]

Ho Chi Minh City on Screen

Welcome to a cinematic celebration that brings the vibrant pulse of Ho Chi Minh City to the silver screen—the “HCMC on Screen Selection” at the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival. In a nod to the city’s rich tapestry, cultural dynamism, and creative spirit, this selection proudly showcases films that are intrinsically tied to […]