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From Faded Reels to the Cinematic Hall of Fame

Cambodia has an extensive history with cinema, having reached a “Golden Age of Film” in the 1960s, but has been almost unrecognised due to political struggles and wars. In response to this, a new generation of filmmakers began working with limited resources to produce and film local films, without knowing their history.  As part of […]

Allison Chhorn: Exploring the Silence

Through her first exhibition for the Cambodia International Film Festival, House Shadows, Allison Chhorn presented a 10-work photo series as well as three short films screened at the festival, called ‘Blind Body,’ ‘Plastic House,’ and ‘Missing’. Her work explores the trauma, migration, displacement and cultural heritage she has observed with her parents and in her […]

The Mystery of “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia” Answered

The 11th edition of the Cambodia International Film Festival has over 140 high-quality feature-length films, short films, documentaries and animations from over 40 countries, so choosing what to watch can be overwhelming. Any history buff, a fan of science, or anyone with an appreciation of Cambodia’s beautiful landscape, must see the film, Angkor: The Lost […]

“Life. Love. Bliss.” Thrills Audience

“Life. Love. Bliss.” This is the title of the new short film by director Ines Sothea in the “Cambodia in Shorts” program at the Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF).  The 6-minute film left the audience eager for more during its premiere at CIFF on Thursday, highlighting Ines’ potential as a thriller director. Two voice actors […]

CIFF Closing Party 8:30 pm – 11PM

    Celebrate the end of the 11th Cambodia International Film Festival with us on July 3rd at the Factory Phnom Penh from 8:30 pm to 11 pm! Mini Concert + Recap Video & CIFF2022 Photos Drink and dance to house music as we celebrate after a week of films and festivities. 1H live concert […]

The Future of Drone Cinematography: Kimlong Meng

Kimlong Meng, a drone master and underwater cameraman, is fast becoming a household name in Cambodia’s film industry. From June 28th to July 3rd, he will have four films screened at the Cambodia International Film Festival. The short documentary, “Sea Within A Sea” uses underwater cinematography and drones, Kimlong was the director of the drone […]

Oscar Contender to Screen Other Short Films at CIFF

Ly Polen, a local Cambodian filmmaker, just won an award at the 2022 Palm Springs Short Fest! Presented with the Award for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes for his short film, “Further and Further Away”, which tells the story of a young indigenous couple who move to the city after their rural home becomes […]

Meet Allison Chhorn July 3rd

Special Event Allison Chhorn is a Cambodian-Australian film-maker and multidisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of migrant displacement, trauma and post-memory. The daughter of Cambodian migrants who fled from the Khmer Rouge in the mid 80s, Chhorn grew up in South Australia and graduated from the Visual Arts program at UniSA in 2014. Initially specialising […]