Cambodia International Film Festival

CIFF Sprouts First Panel on Acting in Cambodia

In a panel discussion about “The Art of Acting,” CIFF and The Acting Academy invited notable figures from the new generation of Cambodian cinema, including actors, directors, and casting directors, to discuss tools and strategies for helping fictional cinema grow by relying on a new actor/director relationship. The panel took place on March 31st at […]

Premiere of “Princess Buppha Devi: The First Royal Apsara”

On April 1st, the documentary “Princess Buppha Devi: The First Royal Apsara” will premiere for the first time in Cambodia at the French Institute cinema. The film chronicles the life and devotion of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi to the Royal Ballet. The 52-minute film by director Christophe Gargiulo is set in an interview-style documentary. Gargiulo […]

Day One of CIFF “Sprouts”: Snake Girl Drops In

On March 26th, the 12th Cambodia International Film Festival(CIFF) began its mini-preview of the festival with CIFF “Sprouts” at Chaktomuk Hall, PhnomPenh. Over 600 people attended the opening gala, which screened the 86-minutedocumentary The Perfect Motion by French director Xavier Lauzanne. The film follows the creation of a show called Metamorphosis by the late Princess […]

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 […]