**************** NOTE ******************* Entries on FilmFreeway are currently paused while staff take time to thoroughly evaluate submissions so far! CamboFest is also upgrading and re-configuring several event components in association with relevant ministries - we therefore plan to be rolling again with submissions on FilmFreeway as festival dates have also been extended! :: Subscribe to Our Mailing List for Updates @ http://eepurl.com/bOqgob
Established in 2007/2550, CAMBOFEST is the first internationally recognized movie festival event to take place in Cambodia since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime. This pioneering event has inspired many other Cambodia-based festivals that have since followed!
To date, CamboFest has screened hundreds of movies from around the world in its main event showcases and in shorter 'Lite' editions of the festival.
Unusual for the region, CamboFest is grass-roots, private sector, indie, and is made possible primarily with the support of various worldwide contributors. As an independent event, the festival is able to present an eclectic, diverse and pluralistic range of international content without needing to adhere to a single donor mandate or agenda.
Screening venues often include a range of unique and distinctly Cambodian locales, many of which are not typical of a developed world festival experience.
For the event's 3rd edition, CamboFest staffers re-discovered and revived the lost, provincial vintage 1950's movie house, 'The Royale' which had fallen into disuse over the years. CamboFest equipped the old venue with a custom screen and all-digital throughput and brought it back to life. Now back on the local map, the vintage movie hall and is now once again being used for cultural events on a consistent basis.
Previous editions of CamboFest have utilized other unique and non-traditional venues including:: river boats, rice fields, orphanages, rooftops & art galleries, old French colonial buildings, and other uniquely Cambodian environments and locations.
** CamboFest welcomes volunteers of all kinds - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries **
Thanks for considering CamboFest! ~ Get more information at: http://www.cambofest.com
Awards & Prizes
Winners in each category are awarded the world-famous Grabay Meas ('Golden Waterbuffalo') trophy.
Rules & Terms
Submitting filmmaker confirms that s/he is authorized to submit their media content for participation in the CamboFest festival event
Submitted films must include burnt-in subtitles in English language (Movies without dialogue are exempt)
Submitted materials are not returnable and will be destroyed or deleted following the event.
Visit www.cambofest.com for complete details & guidelines