Cambodia International Film Festival

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 […]

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 […]

Cambodia Ciné Hub Shine For Film Festival Return

Looking for something fun to do this June? Make sure to check out the Cambodia International Film Festival! This year marks the revival of the film industry after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The festival will be held from June 28-July 3 and will showcase international and locally made films, short films, documentaries, […]

“Lotus Sports Club”: Football, Acceptance, and Trans Lives

A variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender films will be screened during Pride Month, at the Cambodia International Film Festival from June 28 to July 3. Premiering for the first time, is “Lotus Sports Club”, a heart-warming documentary following a team of young football players in Cambodia. A teenage trans man plays football for […]

Theaters are Buzzing with “Sound of the Night”

The Cambodia International Film Festival will be highlighting some great short films by Cambodian filmmakers this year, marking a grand return after a two-year hiatus.    One short film that generates excitement is “Sound of the Night” by Chanrado Sok and Kongkea Vann. The 20-minute story tells the story of Vibol and his brother Kea, […]