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Red carpet moments: Cambodia International Film Festival

Actors, directors, young filmmakers and more came together at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Theater on Saturday to launch the Cambodia International Film Festival – a showcase of work produced in the Kingdom and beyond.

This year’s festival features more than 160 screenings and events from over 40 countries, and a public open air screening on Friday saw crowds gather on Koh Pich to enjoy Sok Visal’s comedy ‘Poppy Goes To Hollywood’.

‘Jailbreak’ director Jimmy Henderson, whose action-packed comedy is one of the biggest films to be made in the Kingdom in recent years, said, “I'm very honoured to be here. The film festival is a great event, it is growing and growing thanks also to the presence last year of Angelina Jolie, who brought more exposure to the event.”

“There's a lot more producers and distributors coming to Cambodia to check the films and to see what is the scene, what is really happening in Cambodia,” he added.

The festival will run until Thursday. For more information see our guide to the festival or the CIFF website.

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