Press Release: Cambodian New Year Celebration 2018

Dear Sir/Madam:

The Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) committee members are thrilled to extend an open invitation to community businesses, organizations and all ethnic backgrounds to partake in the Cambodian New Year’s Celebration, which will be held at El Dorado Park on April 21, 2018. The Cambodian New Year’s Parade has been postponed. Cam-CC would like to present our proposal regarding sponsorship opportunities and monetary donations are welcomed. This event will showcase the preservation of the Cambodian Culture. Cam-CC committee members aim to foster understanding and unite all ethnic groups as we bring in the Cambodian New Year Celebration for 2018.



Producer Rithy PANH, Writer & Executive Producer Loung UNG and Writer, Producer & Director Angelina JOLIE of ‘First They Killed My Father’

I am so honored to be part of your community, so thank you for being so welcoming.” – Angelina Jolie, 9.16.17, Art Theatre, Long Beach, CA

Thursday, 9.14.17 – Friday 9.15.17: Setting the Scene

Before the first reel started spinning at the fifth annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF), energy was already high. As with each year before, the community came out in force to welcome the visiting filmmakers and guests from around the globe with red-carpet treatment. These kick-off days have always been especially notable not only for the display of unity and pride for and from within the Cambodian diasporic community of Long Beach, but also for the great diversity of people from across the country and the world who arrive to an unwaveringly warm reception, all coming together to celebrate the again flourishing international Cambodian film scene.


CTFF 2017 BEST PICTURE: FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

Rithy PANH, Loung UNG and Angelina JOLIE receiving the CTFF 2017 Awards for BEST PICTURE of the Year! The Award was given by CTFF Co-Founder and Co-Director, Caylee SO and praCh.

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, Wins CTFF 2017 Awards for BEST PICTURE of the Year!


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