The festival, from October 17-21 will feature 30 works by Asian directors in three categories: feature film, documentary and short, said a statement received Tuesday from the Ministry of Culture's cinema department.

The event is being held as part of celebrations to mark Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary.

Entries in the juried festival were produced during the last two years and may have been shown already, but they must not have been broadcast on television or the Internet, the cinema department said.

Among the judges will be Australian Phillip Noyce, who directed "The Quiet American," a 2002 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel set during Vietnam's war of liberation against France.

The statement said other judges include Vietnamese director Dang Nhat Minh, whose 2009 film "Don't Burn" dealt with the Vietnam War, Venice Film Festival director Marco Muller, and South Korean actress Kang Su-Yeon.

Agence France Presse - September 15, 2010