The 5th Hanoi International Film Festival is taking place at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi from October 27. Let’s take a look. This festival features 147 outstanding films from nearly 50 countries and territories, including more than 40 films of Vietnam. Many of them have never been screened at other Asian film festivals. The event honours the true cinematic talents and looks towards human values and sincere cooperation. Aside from entries vying for awards, the biennial event also has a non-competition section with outdoor film screening, exchanges, and a fashion show. In this section, seminars will introduce Polish cinema and share success experience of Iranian films. Other activities include a project market, a script-writing camp, and an exhibition on filming locations in Vietnam. The festival is held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Hanoi People’s Committee. It will close on October 31./.