Viet Nam is attending Locations Show 2016, India’s largest film
tourism event held by the India International Film Tourism Council (IIFTC) and
the Film Federation of India (FFI) for the first time.
The show opened in Mumbai, home of Bollywood, on February 27. Representatives
from Viet Nam include Anh Sao Pictures, Director Peter Hien and Ambassador to
India Ton Sinh Thanh.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, FFI President Shri T.P. Aggarwal said this
year’s show aims to boost tourism and cultural exchanges between countries and
their film industries. The countries’ films will gain new options for shooting
locations overseas, he added.
According to Ambassador Thanh, Viet Nam offers a diversity of landscapes,
including pristine lakes and rivers, 3,000 kilometres of coastline, and unique
cultural and historical sites for Bollywood films. The US film Kong: Skull
Island is currently shooting in Viet Nam, he said.
The country’s filmmakers have proved themselves in recent years with a number of
international movie awards and are ready to cooperate with India and other
countries, he added.
The diplomat said the Viet Nam Cinema Department and the Vietnamese Embassy in
India will help film projects from India seek partners and establish procedures.