The 1st Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF 2024) culminated on April 13 with a closing ceremony and awards gala held at the Ho Chi Minh City Theater.

Attending the program were Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee; Mr. Phan Van Mai, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Representing THACO, THADICO President Nguyen Hoang Tue presented the award for Best Short Film at the ceremony.

Ông Nguyễn Hoàng Tuệ - Tổng Giám đốc THADICO và ông Nguyễn Minh Nhựt - Vụ trưởng Vụ Văn hóa - Văn nghệ, Ban Tuyên giáo Trung ương trao giải hạng mục Phim ngắn xuất sắc cho Leila (Chuyện nàng Leila, Thụy Điển).
THADICO President Nguyen Hoang Tue and Mr. Nguyen Minh Nhut, Director of the Culture and Arts Department, Commission for Information and Education present the Best Short Film award to Leila from Sweden.

The HIFF 2024 unfolded over eight days, from April 6 to 13, featuring 73 events, 14 inspiring conferences and discussions, and 10 specialized classes. Nearly 200 international guests added their expertise to the event. The event showcased nearly 90 films from a multitude of countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, and France, offering audiences a rich tapestry of cultural experiences and a wide range of genres. The festival drew an audience of 250,000, with over 20,000 film enthusiasts actively attending screenings.

THACO played a key role in the festival's success. Its sponsorship included essential event items at Cine Park Thu Thiem in Saigon Riverfront Park, the venue for a series of film conferences and seminars hosted in Thiskyhall Sala, and notably, a fleet of 80 luxury cars from prestigious brands like BMW,  Peugeot, Mazda, and Kia – all manufactured, assembled, and distributed by THACO AUTO, its automotive Sub-holding – ensuring comfortable and stylish transportation for guests and artists throughout the festival. 

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THACO sponsors 80 passenger cars to transport guests and artists at HIFF 2024

Tọa đàm Phát triển điện ảnh TP.HCM với 05 phiên thảo luận đến từ các chuyên gia có tầm ảnh hưởng trong nước và quốc tế
THACO sponsors the venue for a series of cinematic conferences and seminars at Thiskyhall Sala 
Công viên điện ảnh - Cine Park Thủ Thiêm (Công viên bờ sông Sài Gòn)
THACO sponsors essential event items at Thu Thiem Cine Park (Saigon Riverfront Park)

At the closing ceremony, HIFF 2024 presented awards for excellence in various categories, including Best Script, Design, Sound, Cinematography, Editing, and Special Effects. The title of Ho Chi Minh City Movie was awarded to "Song Lang," directed by Leon Quang Le. The festival also saw international collaboration take center stage, with "Last Shadow at First Light," a co-production between Singapore, Japan, and Slovenia, impressively garnering four awards.