European Film Festival 2017

European Film Festival 2017

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Hanoi: 15 – 27 May 2017
National Cinema Centre
87 Lang Ha Str, Hanoi

Hue: 14 – 25 May 2017
Dong Ba Cinema
187 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hue City

HCMC: 13 – 26 May 2017
CineStar Cinema
271 Nguyen Trai Str, Dist 1, HCMC

Ticket updates on 22 May: There are still tickets available at EU Delegation’s Office (24flr, West Wing, Lotte Centre, 54 Lieu Giai, Hanoi) that can be collected between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Call ‎04 3941 0099 to confirm availability.

UPDATE 1: German Film “At Eye Level” at European Film Festival 2017 – 11-year-old Michi finds out his father is a dwarf and struggles to accept that.

UPDATE 2: Austrian Film “Breathing” at European Film Festival 2017 – Juvenile delinquent Roman Kogler finds his path back to life thanks to a job at a morgue.

UPDATE 3: French Film “Me, Myself and Mum” at European Film Festival 2017 – An autobiographical coming-of-age comedy film written, directed by and starring Guillaume Gallienne.

From the organizer:

Vietnamese cinema lovers of all ages are again offered a unique chance to enjoy the best European films during the European Film Festival 2017 (EFF2017). The festival, featuring 15 contemporary films from 15 countries in the European Union, will be opened in Ho Chi Minh city on 13 May and in Hanoi on 15 May 2017. Wishing to reach out to a wider range of audience in Vietnam, this year, for the first time ever, the Festival is also organized in the central city of Hue from 14 to 25 May.

This annual cultural event is jointly organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, Embassies of the EU Member States and the European Cultural Institutes, showcasing Europe’s rich cinema heritage, diversified culture and contemporary creativity.

In this 18th edition of the Festival, the selected films focus on the theme of “tolerance and respect” which is a new feature of this annual event. Through these films, spectators will enter the world of different emotional states of every European. It is a collection of passion, joy, fear and frustration, loneliness and sorrow, misunderstanding, surprise, tolerance and compassion, respect and love. Especially in this edition of the Festival, most of the films have been selected in several national and international festivals and have won highly-acclaimed awards all over the world. Through a collection of drama, sports, biography and children movies targeting different groups of audiences the Festival is expected to offer Vietnamese movie lovers delightful and interesting experience.



“Mutual tolerance and respect are key for happy societies. They are central values in European culture and are the main theme during this year’s European Film Festival. We hope our Vietnamese friends will appreciate the beauty of mutual tolerance and respect as displayed in our films, and as they are also key in Vietnamese society,” said Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Ambassador Bruno Angelet.

Found in 2000, the European Film Festival has become a prominent and anticipated cultural event Vietnam. It has established itself as a credible avenue to bring new and captivating aspects of European culture to the attraction of Vietnamese people, by showcasing films that would otherwise not be shown in Vietnamese commercial cinemas.



This cinematic event is part of a broader series of “Europe Days 2017” events clustered around Europe Day (9 May), a cycle which since its inception in 2004 has gained a high profile in the cultural life of Vietnamese people.

In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city most of the films will be screened in two sessions. In Hue, each film will be screened once.

Information about the films can be found here

Screening schedule in Hanoi:


Screening schedule in HCMC:


Screening schedule in Hue:


All films will be screened in their original languages with English and Vietnamese subtitles.

Free tickets will be distributed from 10 May in all 3 cities.
Please note that each person can get a maximum of 4 tickets.

Details of distribution timing of each location can be found below:


Goethe Institut Hanoi: From 10/5 (9h – 12h & 13h – 17:30h)
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Tel.: 04 3734 2251/2/3-9

British Council: On 11/5 (from 9am until tickets run out or 12am)
20 Thuy Khue Str., Tel.: 04 3843 6780

L’Espace: On 12/5 (12h – 20h)
24 Trang Tien Str., Tel.: 04 3936 2164


Goethe Institut: From 10/05 (9h – 12h & 14h – 17h)
18 Road no. 1, Cu xa Do Thanh, Ward 4, Dist.3, Tel.: 08 3832 6716 /ext.14

British Council: On 11/ 5 (from 9am until tickets run out or 12am)
25 Le Duan Str., Dist. 1, Tel.: 08 3823 2862 (ext 2601)

CineStar Cinema: From 10/5 (9h-21h)
271 Nguyen Trai str., Dist 1, Hotline: 093 890 0643/ Tel: 08 7300 8881


Dong Ba Cinema
187 Tran Hung Dao Str., Tel.: 0234 352 3850

Thua Thien Hue Cinema and Film Distribution Center
25 Hai Ba Trung Str., Tel.: 023 382 2145

Full information on the film festival can be found at: or facebook page

Follow updates on event page in Hanoi.

Information on previous European Film Festivals:
European Film Festival 2009
European Film Festival 2010
European Film Festival 2012
European Film Festival 2013
European Film Festival 2014
European Film Festival 2015
European Film Festival 2016


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