Art Theatre Long Beach | 2025 E 4th Street | Long Beach, CA 90814
September 13 - September 16, 2018
The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors, producers, writers and actors. CTFF will provide a creative forum for emerging filmmakers. CTFF offers the opportunity for student early-career filmmakers, and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
One of the key purposes of Cambodian Town Film Festival (CTTF) is to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of filmmaking. By specifically featuring films that deal with Cambodian social political conflicts, traditions, challenges and characters, the Festival will deepen Cambodian values and encourage new dialogue on a global scale. This year, the festival will also aim to showcase an international selection of narrative features, documentaries, short films, student films, animated films from (not just Cambodia), but from around the world, bringing stories to Cambodia Town, Long Beach, California.
A vibrant and active community, Long Beach’s Cambodia Town has become the center for Khmer culture, and more than 20,000 visitors attend the Cambodian New Year celebration each year. Understanding that Cambodia Town is a Khmer hub for culture and commerce, CTFF has begun planning the annual Cambodia Town Film Festival, slated to take place in the Fall of 2014. Given that Cambodian Americans are among the fastest-growing populations in the United States, and with increased attention paid to Khmer culture on the world stage, this festival is indeed timely. The types of work featured at the festival-which involve stories about family, migration, justice, and the human condition-speak to the power of film to reach and inspire multiple audiences. This festival powerfully speaks to the endurance and resurgence of Cambodian culture.
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Ellen Wong is an internationally acclaimed, SAG and ACTRA award nominated actress from Toronto, Canada. Her career began after a global casting search landed her the breakout role of Knives Chau in Universal Studios’ cult classic Scott Pilgrim VS The World. Ellen is currently playing Jenny Chey (aka Fortune Cookie) on Netflix’s Golden Globe and Emmy Nominated show GLOW, which hails from executive producer Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black). Ellen has been cast in numerous other TV shows and films, including her starring role as “Jill Chen” on CW’s Carrie Diaries, along with a recent turn in Audience Network’s Condor. Most recently, Ellen headlined the independent Cambodian film In The Life of Music, which won the Audience Award at the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival. Ellen is currently an Ambassador for TIFF’s Share Her Journey, a campaign dedicated to fighting for gender equality in the film and television industry. She also a Committee Member of the Cambodia Town Film Festival and The Haing S. Ngor Foundation
CTFF 2018 Blessing Dance: KHMER ARTS ACADEMY
Khmer Arts Academy is dedicated to fostering the vitality of Cambodian dance and music across borders. A natural extension of the work of its founding artistic director, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, the organization sees itself as a nexus of arts and culture in a transnational community that is endowed with wonderful traditions and that is looking for ways of using those traditions to improve its quality of life. Through its numerous programs, it seeks to create a continuum of recruitment, training, research, outreach, creation and performance that develops accomplished artists, compelling works of art and diverse, informed audiences.
ANGELINA JOLIE made another surprise return to CTFF. Last year, 2017, Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung and Rithy Panh attended the West Coast Premiere of their film ‘First They Killed My Father’, at CTFF.
CTFF Members and Volunteers on the red carpet.
Read more about CTFF 2018 FILMMAKERS WELCOME RECEPTION at DH LOUNGE
FRIDAY. SEPT. 14 – CTFF 2018 KICK OFF PARTY: ROCKIN’ 60s
CAMBODIA TOWN FOOD and MUSIC
3240 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, California 90804