Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Luang Prabang Film Fest is set for December 6-10

The chairs. They are blue, and waiting for you. Mike Phetchareun photo.

Once again, it looks like Laos in December.

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR - The Luang Prabang Film Festival will announce its program lineup for this year’s festival on 6 September 2014. The program will include films from all ten ASEAN nations and will again offer a carefully curated collection of some of the brightest talent in the region.

The festival will be held 6-10 December 2014, in the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, high in the mountains of Northern Laos. Celebrating its 5th year, the festival continues to grow in popularity and importance, securing its place as one of the most interesting events on the international festival circuit. This year it has bigger plans than ever with new screening venues and exciting events planned for the duration of the five-day festival.

The festival is backed by a variety of sources, including corporations, non-governmental organizations, embassies, and private donors. Coca-Cola is one of the festival’s largest supporters, having also made a large donation to this year’s Lao Filmmaker’s Fund  (managed by the Luang Prabang Film Festival), which allows artists in Laos to apply for small grants to realize their film projects.

More information is available on the festival’s website (www.lpfilmfest.org) and regular updates and news about the Southeast Asian film industries can be found on the festival’s popular Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lpfilmfest)

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