The NCCA is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Culture of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is inviting the ASEAN member countries to participate in the ASEAN Film Week 2020 to be held in Ha Noi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City.

As part of Viet Nam’s ASEAN chairmanship this year, the abovementioned event is being organized with a theme, “ASEAN Cohesion and Proactive Adaptation”, and a vision to connect culture among the nations of ASEAN community and to contribute sustainable peace, dynamic, cohesion, and prosperity. Further, the foregoing cultural event aims to introduce, promote and honor the core values of ASEAN countries and the people of Viet Nam’s hospitality, courtesy, harmony and gratitude.

Below are the details of the invitation:

  1. The Ministry is requesting the ASEAN Member States (AMS) to submit film entries to the Viet Nam Cinema Department with a technical format of digital cinema package (DCP) and HD Digital or MP4 with English subtitles;
  2. The participating AMS are in charge of the copyrights while Viet Nam is responsible for Vietnamese subtitling (for Vietnamese audiences), appraising movie fees and other necessary fees for receiving and returning of the films;
  3. Viet Nam will also conduct the pre-qualification and only one (1) film will be selected per AMS; and
  4. 4. Interested applicants must submit their actual film entries via courier or personally to the NCCA International Affairs Section with office address, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila, no later than 3:00 PM on 04 May 2020.


Accordingly, please note that the NCCA will facilitate the official transmittal of the electronic and actual files (if selected) to the organizing committee. Should any Philippine nomination/entry be selected, further communication with the filmmaker will be made by the NCCA’s International Affairs Section in due course. Incidentally, should the event be postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing worldwide health crisis, rest assured that relevant interested parties will be duly notified.

For further inquiries, Benedict Manaog of the International Affairs Section may be reached via email,