The Luang Prabang Film Festival is set for December 4 to 11 with plans to present more than 30 films from Southeast Asia.
Marking the 35th anniversary of the Lao PDR and Luang Prabang's 15th year on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, the free screenings will take place in two outdoor venues in the old royal capital of Laos.
After the festival, four films will tour other provinces in Laos, with screenings held over two-night stops in each city.
Project goals include encouraging and celebrating filmmaking in Southeast Asia, stimulating a film industry in Laos, educating Laotians about the art of film and also media literacy, inspire young Laotians to enter the film industry and support the local economy through tourism.
Check the website LPFilmFest.org over the coming months for more about the films.