A blockbuster hit in Viet Nam, Sweet Twenty charmingly remakes a South Korean romantic comedy in which a widow in her seventies miraculously finds herself young again. Bà Đại is a doting, devoted mother and grandmother, but a harsh and unpleasant mother-in-law. When her daughter-in-law has a hear...
Sunday, April 17 2016 7:20 PM — 10:00 PM
In modern-day Saigon, almost everything comes with a high price tag. Director Phan Dang Di recognizes human bodies have commercial value, and his second film reveals just how costly it is to sell or use them. With lush cinematography that zooms in on the personal exchanges of daily life, the fil...
Sunday, April 17 2016 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Special Panel on the Vietnamese Nail Industry
Sunday, April 17 2016 3:20 PM — 4:30 PM
The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative estimates that there are over 129,015 licensed manicurists in California, 80% of whom are Vietnamese immigrants. Painted Nails brings us unprecedented insight into the personal nature of the political movement to regulate one of the fastest growing ...
Sunday, April 17 2016 2:00 PM — 4:30 PM
Special Panel on LGBTQ in the Vietnamese Community
Sunday, April 17 2016 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Finding Phong is an uplifting documentary that follows Phong, a Vietnamese transwoman, for more than a year as she prepares to undergo gender confirmation surgery. Part intimate video diary and part traditional documentary, directors Tran Phuong Thao and Swann Dubus provide the audience with a pr...
Sunday, April 17 2016 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM
Garden Grove, CA
We will award the winners of our Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Feature, and Best Short film for Viet Film Fest 2016 in an exciting program that will include special performances. This is the last opportunity to mingle with industry, media, and sponsor VIPs of Viet Film Fest 2016. The reception w...
Sat, Apr 16 2016 10:00 PM — Sun, Apr 17 2016 12:30 AM
Tuong (Trong Khang), may look may look like your typical eight year old adorable country bumpkin, but he has a secret: he actually is friends with a princess. Although everyone in his family and village may not believe him; Tuong knows that the princess exists and she will make him her prince. H...
Saturday, April 16 2016 7:30 PM — 10:00 PM
A perfectly light, warmly funny, and captivating romantic comedy from Vu Ngoc Phuong, London Film School graduate and renowned director of several highly acclaimed music videos and short films in Vietnam. In his debut feature film, Vu tells a story about love and friendship among young people wi...
Saturday, April 16 2016 5:00 PM — 7:30 PM