Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Red carpet moments: Cambodia International Film Fest

Red carpet moments: Cambodia International Film Fest

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 are 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.

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune