Film festival rumor is true: the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2014 did try to secretly promote a plagiarizer who was investigated by Vietnamese cinema regulators, found guilty of copyright infringement and booted from a Vietnam film festival for plagiarizing and lying.
From film forum:
Vietnamese American plagiarist-con artist Victor Vu is one of the Asian movie directors the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2014 is promoting. This is one of the scams he pulled in Vietnam. Check out the live media press conferences he does in Vietnam (at 21:00) broadcasting these outrageous lies to Vietnamese people to cover up his plagiarizing scams, let's see him tell these lies at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, what a lying crook.
All cred to my rainbo bros.
Vietnamese American filmmaker Victor Vu is the first plagiarist movie director in Vietnam investigated and found guilty of plagiarism by Vietnamese cinema regulators. He makes movies using beginning to end, shot by shot plagiarism youtube.com/watch?v=QCMnuV0ZzqQ After copying Victor Vu takes all credits for movies he plagiarizes and calls himself Hitchcockian director from Hollywood, director who let Vietnamese have movie experiences they can never have before, director who gives Vietnamese films a new face. When moviegoers catch his scams Victor Vu cover up by changing title of his knockoffs (knockoff "Blood Letter" was retitled "Sword of the Assassin" after Vietnamese audience discovered Blood Letter a ripoff of Korean and Chinese hit films youtube.com/watch?v=sVV2whFuqqo). Even after Vietnam Television National News publicly uncovered one of his scams youtube.com/watch?v=9-8G2DErJIs, Victor Vu (with his Saiga Films partner Irene Trinh) still exploited Vietnam cultural unfamiliarity with Hollywood by holding live public press conferences in Vietnam to publicly fool Vietnamese people and news media with coverup lies such as Hollywood directors in America always make movies that are shot by shot, frame by frame, music for music identical to one another by pure coincidence youtube.com/watch?v=oyeNqYVEoMA