Cambodia International Film Festival


Strangled វ័ណ្ឌក by Robin Narciso, Thomas Cristofoletti Cambodia/2024/42min   ដោយរ៉ូប៊ីន ណាស៊ីសូ និងថូម៉ាស គ្រីស្ទូហ្វូលេទី កម្ពុជា/២០២៤/៤២នាទី Story Strangled follows three Cambodian families grappling with the burdens of microfinance debt: Veasna risks her family’s land for a failed business venture. Pherng scavenges to repay loans amid mounting expenses. Nga faces the threat of losing her farmland after her […]

M-13: The Birthplace of the Khmer Rouge’s Brutality

M-13: The Birthplace of the Khmer Rouge’s Brutality ម១៣ ៖ ដើមកំណើតនៃឧក្រិដ្ឋកម្មខ្មែរក្រហម By Narith Roeun Cambodia/2024/39min   ដោយរឿន ណារិទ្ធិ កម្ពុជា/២០២៤/៣៩នាទី Story It explores the harrowing origins of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious security apparatus from 1971 to 1975. Led by Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, this “experimental school in brutality” trained operatives in torture and killing techniques, […]

Bad Axe

Bad Axe By David Siev United States/2022/102 min   ដោយដាវីដ សៀវ អាមេរិក/២០២២/១០២នាទី   Story A first-generation Cambodian-American filmmaker returns to his rural hometown amid the pandemic to document his multicultural family struggling to keep their restaurant open. As they face white nationalists, an anti-mask protest, and the scars of the killing fields, we see them […]

Pol Pot Dancing

Pol Pot Dancing របាំនាសម័យប៉ុលពត By Enrique Sánchez Lansch Germany/2023/99 min   ដោយអង់រីក សាន់ជែស ឡង់ អាល្លឺម៉ង់/២០២៣/៩៩នាទី   Story A star dancer at the Cambodian royal court lovingly raises her husband’s little brother as her own son. Decades later, as a forced labourer under the Khmer Rouge, she discovers that her foster son is Pol Pot. Chea […]

Broken Courage

Broken Courage ភាពក្លាហានត្រូវបានបំបែក By Nathanael Draper, David Peck 2022/110 min   ដោយដាវីដ ភេក និងណាថាណែល ដ្រាភើ កាណាដា/២០២១/៧៤នាទី   Story Broken Courage is a film about memory, history and reconciliation. It’s about how trauma has touched us all, the interconnectivity of stories and their power to heal. Meet Suon Rottana, a teenage Khmer Rouge rebel, a soldier […]

The Brother – Bong Thom

The Brother – Bong Thom បងធំ By Zaradasht Ahmed Norway/2023/60 min   ដោយហ្សារ៉ាដាស អាមេដ ណ័រវេស/២០២៣/៦០នាទី Story Chana (36) lives in bustling Phnom Penh, running a music studio creating karaoke videos for YouTube. Being the older son of a family of farmers in rural Cambodia, he is bound to take in his younger brother Heng. Little […]

Family Fate

Family Fate By Angela Sofia Spörri Switzerland/2023/86 min Story FAMILY FATE tells the story of Thun Chay, a Cambodian who was left behind by his mother in a refugee camp during their escape from the Red Khmer and the civil war in their home country. As a war orphan he received asylum in the Pestalozzi […]


Roots ឫស By Martine Neang Cambodia/2024/92 min   ដោយនាង ម៉ាទីន កម្ពុជា/២០២៤/៩២នាទី Story “In her debut documentary feature, curious and conflicted Martine Neang at the crossroads of her French-Cambodian heritage delves deep into the legacy of the Khmer Rouge genocide that haunts her family since the 1970s.Entirely shot on smartphone, this deeply intimate time capsule captures […]

Dancing Through Death: The Monkey, Magic & Madness

Dancing Through Death: The Monkey & Madness រាំឆ្លងភាពមរណៈ ៖ ស្វា វេទមន្ត ឆ្កួតលីលា By Janet P. Gardner United States/1999/56 min   ដោយចាណែត ហ្កាដណឺ អាមេរិក/១៩៩៩/៥៦នាទី Story The survival of ancient Southeast Asian culture is explored in Dancing Through Death: The Monkey, Magic & Madness of Cambodia. It is the story of Thavro Phim, a Cambodian dancer who […]

Lost Child ~ Sayon’s Journey

Lost Child ~ Sayon’s Journey ក្មេងបាត់ខ្លួន~ដំណើរជីវិតរបស់សាយ័ន By Janet Gardner United States/2014/57 min   ដោយចាណែត ហ្កាណឺ  អាមេរិក/២០១៤/៥៧នាទី Story Sayon Soeun breaks a 25-year silence to reveal his abduction by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge at age six, taking us behind the scenes with the children’s army as a witness to genocide. Footage from a lost archive reveals a […]