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Cambodia film fest 2009 to be held in Kampot

CAMBODIA's film and video festival is to be held this year at Kampot, a small  attractive town about four hours drive south of the capital Phnom Penh. Cambofest, the country's first internationally recognized independent movie festival, will commence its third season on 04 December, running through 06 December, though the organisers say there may be a " sneak preview” on 03 December. Film categories at the festival include: Fiction Features & Shorts * Doc Feat...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia - 2009 Edition Venue Announcement & Sponsor Info

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia - 2009 Edition Venue Announcement & Sponsor Info   Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Cambodia’s first internationally recognized independent movie festival, CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia will commence its 3rd season on December 4th, 2009, running through December 6th (with sneak previews anticipated on December 3rd - including some Best Of CamboFest 2007/2008 Movies)   This year’s CamboFest will unspool near Cambodia...

CAMBOFEST selected for 2nd year to rep Cambodian Films for Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)

*** CamboFest to nominate Cambodian & Cambodia-made/produced films for 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards *** CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation festival of Cambodia ( today announced its appointment as the Official Submission Organization for Cambodia for the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for the 2nd year in a row, in part due to CamboFest's diligence regarding IP rights vis-a-vis motion picture exhibition in the region. CamboFest was invited by...

We Made It! (Barely) * Thanks to all our New Contributors

~ We Made It! ~ CAMBOFEST: Film, Video and Animation Festival of Cambodia is happy to announce that we've met the minimum financial requirements to continue operating through the 2009 season without interruption! Thanks in the end to the following new supporters as we conclude Phase 1 of our Rainy Season/Beginning of Spring fundraising drive: &nb...

Rainy Season/Spring Fundraiser continues for CAMBOFEST, Cambodia - Supporters are standing up for the cause

FW: Urgent: Cambodia's only independent film festival still faces funding shortfall--but supporters are standing up for the cause![Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 24, 2009]CAMBOFEST, Cambodia's first and only internationally recognizedindependent film festival (now in it's 3rd year) is still facing asignificant funding shortage, three weeks into a Spring/Beginning ofrainy season funding drive. Despite international acclaim and kudosfrom industry professionals as varied as Julie and Roger Corman, thefe...

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Fundraising Drive Plows Ahead--**We Still Need Your Support to Meet Our Goals!**

CAMBOFEST: Film, Video, and Animation Festival of Cambodia--Cambodia's only internationally recognized independent movie festival, continues its fundraising drive after narrowly avoiding a financial shutdown. ** BUT we still have a long way to go to meet our goals, and we need your support! ** Thanks to the following new supporters as of May 20, 2009 during our Spring fundraising drive for CAMBOFEST! James Velaise, FRANCE Martin Zweiback, USA James Higgins, USA Helge Cramer, GERMANY ...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes: Day 11 part 1

I had a leisurely breakfast, chatting with a producer also staying at the college. Then I spent an hour packing my duffel bag to ship back to Cambodia and deciding what to carry with me for the rest of the trip. I decided to pay the $10 Euros for a taxi to the Palais. TNT is the sponsoring shipping company, so I trolleyed my duffel bag to the counter inside the market. It weighed in at 20 kilos - perfect! I told them the day before it might be 30 kilos, which they said would be fine for t...

'CAMBODIA DREAMS' by Stanley Harper

‘CAMBODIA DREAMS’,  DIRECTED BY STANLEY HARPER LEKHA J. SHANKAR, Bangkok As the world watches the historic trials of the atrocious Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, this is a good time to watch a ‘life-affirming’  film on the country, by a New Zealand director, who spent two decades of his life, to make it. Stanley Harper’s 18-year-old cinematic odyssey ‘Cambodia Dreams’   is an amazing film in more ways than one. Apart from being made against all odds in a political...

Khmers Islam

Director: Guillaume Orignac.
« Khmers islam », a documentary filmed during the Spring of 2008 in Cambodia reveals the merciless repression suffered by muslims under the regime of the Khmer rouge (1975-1979). During those four years, when the entire Cambodian population suffered a ruthless descent into hell, the muslims had been particularly targeted by the Khmer rouge death machine which saw them as « enemy No.1 ».

Cambofest: Film And Video Festival Of Cambodia

CAMBOFEST: The world has once again taken an interest in Cambodia as a safe, fun, and unique cultural destination. Our aim is to contribute to the development of moviemaking in Cambodia by showcasing work by both international and regional filmmakers.

CAMBOFEST (Cambodia) 2009:

    "CamboFest brings the magic of movies to the land of Angkor" Julie and Roger Corman   ~ Early submissions for CAMBOFEST 2009 starting now! Cambodia's only internationally recognized independent movie festival, heading into its 3rd year ~   ((( Submit at: WWW.CAMBOFEST.COM )))     ...

Highlights from the 2nd annual CAMBOFEST 2008

CAMBOFEST 2008 Siem Reap, Cambodia December 26th-28th Announcing Selection of Participating Movies, Music & Venues ~ 50+ Films to Screen During 3-Day Event Current edition introduces Live Music acts The 2nd annual CAMBOFEST: Film & Video Festival of Cambodia is the first dedicated, internationally recognized movie festival in Cambodia. This independent, private sector movie event, held this year on December 26th-28th in Siem Reap, Cambodia, will present a total o...

Cambofest set near Angkor Wat

The second annual Cambofest, Cambodia's first internationally recognized film festival, will open under the stars on Dec. 26 in outdoor venues near the famed ancient Khmer temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.The three-day festival will show 50 films from around the world including independent features, documentaries, shorts, animation and films dealing with social issues, organizers said Thursday.Festival director Jason Rosette said the event would be "extremely grass-roots and lo-fi" because of ...

Possible/Probable Preview Dates for CAMBOFEST in Kratie, Cambodia

Why should Siem Reap and Phnom Penh get all the fun? More on this later to confirm, but just returned from Kratie where I spoke with a friendly venue owner, and things look good for a remote screening in small-town Cambodia for CamboFest...(check back for updates)...

*** CAMBOFEST 2008: Call for Entries! ***

CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia annnounces:  ** Call for Entries for the 2008 Edition! ** Following up on our successful launch in Phnom Penh in June; screenings to take place in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor Wat city); winners in all categories will again receive the coveted Grabay Meas ("Golden Waterbuffalo") Trophy.To submit a film, or for more information, visit us online at:WWW.CAMBOFEST.COM(((Sok Sabai)))...

CAMBOFEST: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia

The first international independent movie festival in Cambodia!June 16th and 17th, 2007 [Phnom Penh Edition]CamboFest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia is the first annual international independent movie festival ever in Cambodia! During the time civil war and genocide under the Khmer Rouge, cinema, the arts, religion, and most other forms of expression were strictly outlawed.But now that peace and stability have returned to Cambodia, the world has once again taken an interest in the land of ...

Cambodia Audiovisual Resource Center Bophana inauguraion

Last month, on December 4, 2006 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Audiovisual Resource Center Bophana was inaugurated. A lifelong dream of acclaimed Cambodian film director Rithy Panh, (director of award wining ‘The Khmer Rouge Death Machine’ 2003) president of the Association for the Research, Production and Archiving of Audiovisual documents (ARPAA), the opening of the Bophana archives was, in Mr. Panh’s words, “Symbolic for us – because the Khmer Rouge did not only kill people but they ...

A revival of cambodian cinema?

On Saturday, 17th January 2004, Pannasastra University of Cambodia will be hosting a day long conference entitled “Cinema Cambodia: Remembering the Past and Moving Toward the Future”. The Conference will cap a week long celebration of Cambodian cinema on the PUC campus. Organized and sponsored by the University’s newly opened Faculty of Communications and Media Arts in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO, the Conference will bring together Cambodian and foreign film direct...


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