Master Classes

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A Gateway to Cinematic Excellence

HIFF Master Classes represent the pinnacle of cinematic education, and beginning in 2024, they will inherit the rich tradition of the “Autumn Meeting” program, which has been passionately curated by Director Phan Dang Di & Producer Tran Thi Bich Ngoc for the past decade. As a part of the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF), this program is designed to nurture emerging talents in the art of filmmaking.

  • Date : Sat – Sat, 6 – 13 April 2024
  • Venue : (to be confirmed)
  • Programs : In-Depth Learning, Hand-on Workshops, Showcase, Screening, Networking, Certificate of Recognition
  • Eligibility : Qualified Candidates from Attendance Submission who are filmmakers, directors, scriptwriters or individuals that has background related to film industry.
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The Format

  • Duration: Spanning a comprehensive 7-day course, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to delve into the intricacies of the cinematic world.
  • Distinguished Masters: Our program hosts a rotating roster of internationally acclaimed filmmakers, cinematographers, directors, and industry professionals. Each edition of HIFF Master Classes features a prominent master who shares their invaluable insights and expertise.
  • In-Depth Learning: The course provides a holistic understanding of filmmaking, covering various aspects such as cinematography, directing, storytelling, and the art of crafting powerful narratives.
  • Hands-On Workshops: Participants will not just listen but actively engage through practical workshops, honing their skills and applying what they learn directly to their craft.
  • Case Studies: Masters will delve into case studies of their own work and those of renowned filmmakers, offering a profound understanding of the creative processes and decisions that shape masterpieces.
  • Inspiring Interaction: The classes are designed to be interactive, enabling students to ask questions, share their work, and receive personalized feedback from the masters.
  • Cinematic Appreciation: Beyond the technical aspects, the program encourages students to appreciate cinema as an art form, fostering creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Networking Opportunities: As part of HIFF, students will have the chance to connect with industry professionals, fellow filmmakers, and other film enthusiasts, potentially opening doors for collaborations and future projects.
  • Certificate of Recognition: Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate, recognizing their dedication and newfound expertise.

Past and Present Masters

Aspiring filmmakers will have the privilege of learning from esteemed masters, each renowned in their field. The previous edition was graced by Tran Anh Hung, a luminary in the world of cinema, who generously shared his knowledge.

Upcoming Masters

While our selection is still underway, you can expect a distinguished filmmaker to lead the 2024 edition of HIFF Master Classes, bringing fresh perspectives and invaluable guidance to the next generation of cinematic talents.

Join us at HIFF Master Classes as we embark on a cinematic journey, exploring the magic of storytelling, the nuances of cinematography, and the boundless possibilities of the seventh art. It’s not just a course; it’s an opportunity to craft your cinematic vision and make your mark on the world of film.