Gala Film

A Celebration of Cinematic Excellence

Date: 7 – 12 April 2024
Time: Availability at box office time, some are subjected to screening 24/7
Location: CGV, Lotte, Galaxy, BHD, Cinestars, Dcine and outdoor screenings (to be confirmed)

Welcome to the Gala Film event at the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF). We invite you to join us on 7 to 12 April 2024 in the exquisite setting of HCMC outstanding cinema theaters and locations for a celebration of cinematic excellence, creativity, and artistry.

About Gala Film

Gala Film is an integral part of HIFF, showcasing a selection of outstanding films that have left a lasting impact on the world of cinema. It’s a time to acknowledge the incredible talent, innovation, and storytelling that defines the heart of the film industry. We present films from various categories, including:

  • Opening Film: The grand premiere of the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival.
  • Directorial Symphony: “Director in Focus” – Meticulously curate a collection of cinematic gems from a renowned director who stands as a symbol of excellence in the world of filmmaking.
  • The Artistry Trilogy: Special showcase that puts the spotlight on a luminary in the world of acting – “Actor/Actress in Spotlight”.
  • World Canvas: A curated collection that encapsulates the pulse of contemporary storytelling from around the globe.
  • Cinematic Crossroads: A curated showcase that pays homage to the special relationships shared with a particular city or country that holds a place of significance in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Vietnam Panorama:  Honoring the homegrown talent and storytelling prowess that defines the cinematic landscape of Vietnam.
  • Ho Chi Minh City on Screen: Showcases films that are intrinsically tied to the beating heart of this metropolis, traverse the familiar and discover the hidden gems of this cityscape.
  • Closing Film: Celebrating cinema’s universal appeal and leaving attendees inspired by its stories.

An Evening of Elegance

The Gala Film events is not just about watching movies; these are opportunities to immerse yourself in a world of cinematic beauty. The events are nights of glamour, style, and elegance, where you can walk the red carpet, meet industry experts, and enjoy luxurious evenings of film appreciation.

Celebrating Achievements

During the Gala Film events, we also pay tribute to the incredible talents behind the scenes. We honor directors, actors, producers, and other professionals who have contributed to the film industry’s growth and success. These are nights of recognition and appreciation for the tireless efforts of these individuals.

The Power of Cinema

Cinema has the unique ability to inspire, provoke, and move us. At Gala Film, we recognize the power of storytelling and its impact on society. Through these carefully selected films, we aim to inspire meaningful conversations, raise social awareness, and celebrate the magic of filmmaking.

Join Us

We invite you to be a part of this unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a filmmaker, an industry professional, or a passionate film enthusiast, Gala Film at HIFF welcomes you to share in the enchantment of cinema.

Thank you for being a part of this celebration, and we look forward to sharing an exceptional evening of film with you.