The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Television and the Vietnam Cinematography Association on September 23 launched the 4th National Environmental Film festival in Hanoi.

According to the organising board, the entries focus on environmental problems, feasible solutions for rectifying them and proven examples of environmental protection work.

Organisations and individuals from across the country who have made films on Vietnam’s environment, including, videos, documentaries, feature films and cartoons, are being encouraged to take part.

The deadline for the entries is November 20 and the awards ceremony is scheduled for December.

Nguyen Thai Lai, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment said that in recent years, the ministry has held many competitions to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting and improving Vietnam’s environment. All the winning entries will be used to help protect the country’s environment.

Lai also called on people from all walks of life to contribute to protecting the environment.