Organised by the Cambodia Film Commission and the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre with support from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, CIF, first held in 2010, acts as a catalyst for the film sector initiative gathering more than 20,000 participants each year.
CIFF is aimed at sensitizing audiences to the Art of cinema, promote innovative international film making in various forms and present quality productions made in and about Cambodia by national and international filmmakers.
Not only does this festival feature Khmer and foreign films, but it also has a special spotlight for films from an often overlooked third category: documentaries by indigenous Cambodians who belong to minority groups. These films have most of the dialogue being in ethnic minority languages and are often overlooked, so this festival is a great way to promote them.
After a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CIF officially returned this year with the program taking place from June 28 to July 3. Over 144 films from 26 countries, including short and feature films, documentaries and animations, will be shown at major screening venues in Phnom Penh, including Legend Cinema, Major Cineplex, Prime Cineplex, French Institute, Bophana Centre, Chaktomuk Theatre, Rosewood Hotel Phnom Penh, Java Creative Café, and Factory Phnom Penh.
According to vodenglish.news, thestar.com.my, cambodiaiff.com, asianfilmfestivals.com