Vietnamese film advances to Oscars shortlist for first time
“Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong” (Children of the Mist) by Ha Le Diem is among 15 entries shortlisted for the Documentary Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards.
The domestic political optics of Vietnam’s international defense expo
The well-attended December 8-10 event was part of a broader public relations strategy designed to capture the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese public.
Vietnamese painter holds solo exhibition in France
More than 30 oil paintings by Thuy Nguyen will be displayed in France at a solo exhibition called “Floating In The Nothingness” from September 24 to December 31.
Vietnamese movie to vie for honors at S Korean film festival
“Memento Mori: Land” is Vietnam’s entry at the 27th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in October.
Facing up to some ugly truths about beauty contests
Beauty pageants in Vietnam seem to have become pedantic – excessively focused on height, weight, hair length, curves and so on. Is this what beauty is all about? Far from it.
Controversy over ‘too many’ as beauty pageants proliferate
There has been an explosion in the number of beauty pageants, with nearly 20 of them held in the first half of this year alone.
Sotheby’s to organise first exhibition in Vietnam
“Timeless Souls: Beyond the Voyage – Hon Xua Ben La”, the first exhibition by Sotheby’s in Vietnam, will take place at Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City from July 11-14.
Vietnam eyes 140 gold medals at 31st SEA Games
Vietnam is striving for 140 gold, 77 silver and 71 bronze medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), to be hosted by the country this May.
Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam rescheduled for May 2022 due to COVID-19 wave
The event will now run from 12-23 May next year, according to a report on the Vietnam Olympics Committee website, citing a decision made by deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam
Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam postponed over coronavirus
The Southeast Asian Games, which were due to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed because of the pandemic and will most likely be held in 2022, a member of the organising council said Thursday.
Hue cancels month-long festival amid new Covid outbreak
Authorities in Hue Town Wednesday decided to cancel the biennial Hue Traditional Craft Festival as a safeguard against the spread of Covid-19.
More localities suspend festivals as Covid-19 risks loom large
Port city Hai Phong and Quang Nam Province, home to ancient town Hoi An, canceled all large-scale festivals amid high Covid-19 risks.
Vietnam suspends major spring festivals as coronavirus stalks Lunar New Year
Long-standing spring festivals in northern Vietnam have been suspended to prevent gatherings amid the complicated development of local Covid-19 outbreaks.
HCMC cancels firework shows for Lunar New Year
Authorities in HCMC decided to suspend firework shows on Lunar New Year’s Eve, a long-standing tradition, to limit crowds amid the latest Covid-19 outbreak.
Flower festival in Saigon’s Phu My Hung scaled down for COVID-19 prevention
The Phu My Hung Spring Flower Festival 2021 still opened on Thursday in the Phu My Hung New Urban Area, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Ho Chi Minh City, but on a smaller scale than previous years after it had been planned for…
Artists demand compensation after Vietnam exhibition fiasco
Many artists including sculptors and painters are demanding compensation for works damaged and lost during the Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition.
HCMC to debut street arts festival in 2021
Authorities in HCMC are planning a street arts festival for next year, set to be the first of its kind in Vietnam.
Vietnam names four more disciplines for 2021 SEA Games
Host Vietnam has decided to include triathlon, bowling, jiu jitsu, and esport in next year’s SEA Games.
First ‘Make in Vietnam digital technology product’ awards launched
The first ‘Make in Vietnam digital technology product’ awards aimed at promoting digital technology businesses in the country were launched here on Wednesday (Aug 19).
Second Covid-19 wave dampens Vietnam’s festive spirit
Many cultural and tourism festivals across Vietnam have been postponed or canceled as the country grapples with a new wave of domestic coronavirus infections.
Thousands attend food, music festival at famous beach in Hoi An
Thousands of visitors, including many foreigners, gathered at a famous beach in Hoi An City, located in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, for a food and music festival on Saturday.
Weekend street art shows to play on downtown Saigon’s walking street
Starting July, there will be street art performances on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City every Saturday as per a new tourism promotion initiative from the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.
Biennial Hue Festival 2020 gets an August date
The biennial Hue Festival, a keenly awaited cultural extravaganza, will be held August 28-September 2 in Hue, five months after its original schedule.