CTFF 2015 WINNERS

CTFF 2015 BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE LAST REEL

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Director: Kulikar Sotho
Music composed by: Christopher Elves
Screenplay: Ian Masters
Cinematography: Bonnie Elliott
Cast: Dy SavethMa RynetRous MonySothun SokHun Sophy
Producers: Kulikar SothoMurray PopeIan Masters

A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia’s killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia’s past.

The Last Reel exposes the legacy of civil war and genocide and the shadow this violence has cast over subsequent generations. The trauma may have only been experienced by those who lived through the dark years of Khmer Rouge rule, but the impact of the living nightmare has been passed on to the next generation. Almost nobody talks about the past, almost nobody has dealt with their past, but have chosen to suppress or ignore it as a coping mechanism to deal with the pain. However, this suppression of raw emotion comes at a cost and affects the behaviour of an entire older generation in their everyday lives. In trying to protect the next generation by concealing a painful past, many parents have in fact damaged the next generation instead by not allowing themselves to heal. It is hoped that The Last Reel will play its part in a long overdue recovery process in Cambodia by encouraging generations old and young to talk more openly about the past. The ghosts of the past are not easily buried and will continue to haunt a generation unless they are able to give a voice to the victims and their own suffering. http://www.thelastreel.info/

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The cast of The Last Reel accepts their awards for CTFF 2015 Awards for *BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE. Picture courtesy of Mark Peou

CTFF 2015 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

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Director: Arthur Dong
Music composed by: Mark Adler
Screenplay: Arthur Dong
Producer: Arthur Dong
Editor: Arthur Dong
Cast: Haing S. NgorWayne Ngor
Official website: http://haingngorfilm.com/

THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR HAING S NGOR chronicles the life, times & murder of Dr. Ngor, a Cambodian genocide survivor and Oscar-winning actor.

The Haing Ngor Film Project follows a chronological trajectory that tracks Ngor’s lifetime, from the year of his birth in 1940 to the time of his disconcerting murder in 1996. Jumping forward to 2012, Ngor’s legacy lives on at the current –and politically contentious– Khmer Rouge Tribunal, which he staunchly advocated and campaigned for in order to bring war criminals to justice. Of note will be the a 2009 session when Duch, the notorious warden of the Tuol Sleng torture camp, claimed: “Haing Ngor was killed because he appeared in the film The Killing Fields.”

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Director Arthur Dong (left) Dr. Ngor’s niece, Sophia Ngor (center) and Executive Director of the Dr. Haing S. Ngor Foundation, Jack Ong (right) on stage to receive the CTFF 2015 Awards for *BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.

CTFF 2015 BEST NARRATIVE SHORT: COLOURFUL KNOTS

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Directed by: Polen Ly
Writer, Producer: Polen Ly
Director of Photography: Polen Ly, Jimmy Henderson
Assistant Director: Samay Pov
Executive Producer: Nicolas Cucinella, Kevin Watson
Production and Sound Manager: Amit Duby
Cast: Senghor Soeung, Sreynit Tay, Sarak Pov, Hong Kean, Sophany Saing, Chamraon Sok

ការ knots មិត្តភាពនេះត្រូវបានរឹតបន្តឹងដោយពណ៌ផ្សេងគ­្នា។
The knots of friendship are tightened by different colours.
Friendship between a young cancer patient and two street children.
Watch movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS6s2X7VCOk 

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