Art Theatre Long Beach | 2025 E 4th Street | Long Beach, CA 90814
September 12 - September 15, 2019
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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The Descendants of Genocide SurvivorsHost: Ellen WongPanelist: Kalean Ung Breen, Margrit Polak and Gloria lucas.This panel invites descendants of genocide survivors to share their stories. The intent is to inspire, empower and recognize the universality of our experiences. For more info: http://cambodiatownfilmfestival.com/archives/3226
Posted by Cambodia Town Film Festival on Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Descendants of Genocide Survivors
Host: Ellen Wong
Panelist: Kalean Ung Breen, Margrit Polak and Gloria lucas.
This panel invites descendants of genocide survivors to share their stories. The intent is to inspire, empower and recognize the universality of our experiences.
Q&A with the filmmakers of 'In the Life of Music'Moderated by Dr. Christine Su 'In the Life of Music' has been seleceted by the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee to represent Cambodia in the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Panelist: Caylee So – Writer, Co-Director, ProducerSok Visal – Co-DirectorPraCh Ly – ProducerJohnny Mam – Associate ProducerDane Styler – WriterFrankie Martinez – EditorGavin Keese – Music Composer Sina San – VFX Supervis – VFX SupervisorEllen Wong – (Actor, HOPE)
Posted by Cambodia Town Film Festival on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
‘In the Life of Music’ has been selected by the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee to represent Cambodia in the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.
CTFF 2019 OPENING REMARKS: BEE VANGSaturday, September 14, 2019. Bee Vang, at 16, held the leading Hmong American role as Thao Vang Lor in Clint Eastwood’s 2008 film Gran Torino. He subsequently performed in independent films and on stage at Brown University where he received a 2016 liberal arts degree in international politics, media and cultural studies. He also trained in China in techniques of Chinese opera and Japanese performance. Throughout this time, Vang engaged in social justice and media activism, and published works related to the visibility and inclusion of Southeast Asian Americans and, more broadly, Asian Americans in Hollywood and mainstream popular culture. His work covered such topics as representation, race, gender, sexuality, production, geopolitics, refugees, criminal justice, mass incarceration. Vang presented at multiple conferences related to these topics, and publicly lectured or gave workshops in over twenty venues, domestically and overseas including the University of Toronto, Beijing University, Minzu University, and Zhongshan University. Meanwhile, Vang worked at MSNBC with The Rachel Maddow Show in broadcast journalism, at The Economist in print journalism, and at First Look Media in documentary filmmaking with Laura Poitras. After several years working as a print journalist, nonfiction writer and policy researcher, he recently moved to LA to devote himself to acting, filmmaking and other creative pursuits.
Posted by Cambodia Town Film Festival on Tuesday, October 8, 2019