The Phnom Penh International Film Festival is an annual non-competitive festival held every year in the fall in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Our goal is to showcase new feature films, documentaries and shorts from all over the world and to inspire a growing Cambodian audience of movie lovers, that have been without a steady movie industry since the genocide in the 1970's and bring them the best of world cinema.

The official main venues of the festival are the three venues of The Flicks Community Movie Theaters in Phnom Penh, offering a total of 85 seats per screening in total, plus we'll be using several other screening venues in the Cambodian capital city.

Last year's edition featured a total of 90 films, screened over a period of 10 days.

Rules & Terms

All films must be in English or provided with English subtitles.

We only provide submission fee waivers to residents of countries who don't have easy internet payment access due to economical or political sanctions and are very selective about them.

Phnom Penh International Film Festival does NOT CONSIDER films that require SCREENING/RENTAL FEES.

Entries can not have a theatrical run (commercial release) or be broadcast (TV) anywhere in the world before October 1, 2017. Previous screenings at other film festivals, as well as private, industry, and press screenings are OK.

FORMAT: All films should be uploaded onto with a provided password or enabled for download from PPIFF does not accept Dropbox or MEGA uploads, YouTube links, or anything else, due to limitations to internet downloads in Cambodia.

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. PPIFF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.

2 Reviews

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    Yaser Talebi

    This is a great festival my film was in. Phnom Penh International Film Festival - 2016 was professional and communicated extremely well. Looking forward to submitting again. Highly recommend"

    December 2016
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    Max Miecchi

    A young but promising festival.

    May 2016