August 20, 2012

Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF)

Call for Entries
Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF)

Organized by Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) and Vietnamese Language & Culture (VNLC), ViFF will take place over two weekends from April 4-7 & April 11-14, 2013 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The Opening Night will be held at Edwards University Cinema 6 in Irvine.

PRODUCTIONS ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION: Feature-length and short productions of any content (not necessarily related to Vietnam or Vietnamese) by persons of Vietnamese descent living anywhere around the world or productions by anyone about Vietnamese people or culture in the following categories:


Films must have English subtitles if they are not in the English language.


Entries MUST BE POSTMARKED no later than December 1, 2012. We will announce final selections by early March 2013.

Rough cuts are acceptable with final film versions shown in April 2013.

For more information and an entry form, please visit Please email if you have any questions.

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February 02, 2011

Southeast Asian Film Series 2/8/11

1636 SSWB/International Institute

All films cosponsored by Asian Languages and Cultures

February 8th: Khan Kluay 2006 Thai film

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Laskar Pelangi 2/1/11

Southeast Asian Film Series: Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
4:00-6:00 pm
1636 SSWB/International Institute

Laskar Pelangi, the novel, was written by Andrea Hirata in 2005, based on the writer's own experiences. The movie, set in the 1970s, is about an inspiring teacher and her 10 students in the poverty-stricken Kampung Gantong in Belitong. They come to age surrounded by the poor conditions of their school building and persist with high spirits and hopes for a better future. The film has won several prestigious awards, both in Indonesia and abroad.

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