Film

Lao film goes to Cannes

Lao film goes to Cannes

0 by / on 25/04/2014, 10:16 am / in Film, Lifestyle

Mattie Do, Lao’s first female feature film director, has been chosen to participate in La Fabrique des Cinemas du monde at the Cannes Film Festival and Market this May 2014. Mattie’s first film, “Chanthaly“, was the only Lao film to have received international attention from various film festivals abroad such as Fantastic Fest in America, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, […]

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Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

Mini-Vientianale Short Film Festival

2 by / on 04/03/2014, 5:02 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

On 8th and 9th March, Vientianale International Film Festival will hold “Mini-Vientianale”, the first Short Film Festival in Lao PDR in the garden of the Lao Cinema Department. Entry is free. This two day festival will premiere 16 new seven- minute short films by emerging Lao filmmakers on this year’s competition theme “you + me”. The audience will be able […]

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Laos in Focus photography contest

Laos in Focus photography contest

0 by / on 11/10/2013, 12:23 am / in Film, Lifestyle

Lao photographers and amateur snappers have now got only four days left to submit their photos to the ‘Laos in Focus’ photo contest, which is due to close this Sunday 13 October 2013.    “We would like to encourage people to submit their photos as soon as possible and not leave it until the last minute”, advised Khavi Homsombath from […]

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Film and Televison (in Laos): Recognizing the Difference

Film and Televison (in Laos): Recognizing the Difference

0 by / on 11/06/2013, 11:29 am / in Film, Lifestyle

Sadly, the cinema-going culture of Laos has all but disappeared over the last twenty years. There was a time when cinemas seating up to five hundred people or more showed a variety of films in the larger cities across the country and going to the movies was an exciting form of entertainment for Lao families. From about 1960 until 1985 […]

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The First American Film Week in Laos

The First American Film Week in Laos

0 by / on 09/05/2013, 2:48 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

The US Embassy and the Luang Prabang Film Festival have joined forces to produce Laos’ first American Film Week, which will take place May 6-10, 2013.  In addition to nightly screenings on the Mekong Riverfront, several American experts will have travelled to Laos to lead discussions on different aspects of the film industry.  These discussions are free and open to the public, and will be […]

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Chanthaly Coming Soon to ITECC

Chanthaly Coming Soon to ITECC

1 by / on 17/03/2013, 1:59 pm / in Entertainment, Film, Lifestyle

The trailer for this year’s most anticipated Lao film, Chanthaly, is finally available online. Catch a glimpse of the first horror film to be produced in Laos by a female director at the link below: Raised alone by her overprotective father sequestered in their home in Vientiane, Chanthaly suspects that her dead mother’s ghost is trying to deliver a message to her […]

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TV Lao To Begin Broadcasting

TV Lao To Begin Broadcasting

2 by / on 10/03/2013, 1:49 pm / in Entertainment, Film, Lifestyle, Sports

Television Lao Limited (TV Lao), a privately-owned Lao company began full time broadcasting yesterday following a trial period of test screenings. “Around 15 TV programmes are set to be screened around the clock,” President and CEO of TV Lao Mr Hongkham Souvannavong told Lao media yesterday. “Programmes will be screened on sports, tourism, culture, documentaries, socioeconomic affairs, business, technology and a wide range of general knowledge topics,” he said. About 30 to 40 percent of programme content will focus on sports, but of […]

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3rd Vientianale International Film Festival

3rd Vientianale International Film Festival

3 by / on 01/03/2013, 1:35 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

The 3rd Vientianale International Film Festival began on Monday of this week and has screened a wide range of new Lao and international movies at the National Circus every evening. Opening the festival was Chanthaly, the first horror movie to be produced in Laos. The spine-tingling ghost tale had audiences on the edge of their seats up until its surprising conclusion. In […]

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Luang Prabang Film Festival 2012 A Success

Luang Prabang Film Festival 2012 A Success

0 by / on 08/12/2012, 3:09 pm / in Film, Lifestyle

A screening of the 1927 film Chang, accompanied by a traditional Lao orchestra providing a live soundtrack left audiences dazzled on the final night of the 2012 Luang Prabang Film Festival, the third edition of the not-for-profit project which celebrates Southeast Asia cinema.  The five-day event screened 28 feature films from across the region from 1-5 December 2012, including the […]

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