9th Cambodia International Film Festival To Kick Off This Weekend

The annual Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) 2019, the 9th of its kind, will be held from Mar. 9 to 14.

The official opening ceremony will take place this Saturday at Chaktomuk Theatre in Phnom Penh under the presidency of H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts.

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and endorsed by UNESCO, the Cambodia's Premier film event has been organised by the Cambodia Film Commission and the Bophana Centre, in partnership with major film industry players, theatres, sponsors and filmmakers.

According to the CIFF's Facebook page, over 130 films from 37 countries, including short and feature films, documentaries and animations, will be shown at nine screening venues in Phnom Penh, including Legend Exchange Square, Legend Eden Mall, Legend City Mall, Major Cineplex Sorya Centre Point, Major Cineplex Aeon 1, Prime Cineplex Atrium, Bophana Centre, Chaktomuk Theatre and Rosewood Hotel Phnom Penh.

In The Life of Music, already released on large screens including the U.S., Japan, Thailand, India and Poland, is scheduled to be screened at the official opening ceremony. The film showcases how music can be part of a country's history.

This week-long event is aimed not only to present other cultures, and exchange ideas, but also to be a crossroad for young and more experienced film professionals to expose their work.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press