Luang Prabang Film Festival 2012 A Success

Audience Wide Shot

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 much anticipated Chanthaly, first horror film produced in Laos and the country’s first movie to be directed a female.

The festival’s outdoor night venue boasted audiences of over a thousand people for several screenings, while the indoor day venue had many packed viewings.  The festival’s Visitor Center showed short film programs twice each day, as well as selections from the repertoire of Peter Livermore, a documentarian who has been making films about Lao culture for the past twenty years.  Also on display were photographs of the activities of Cinema Tuk-Tuk, a mobile movie theater project run by Yves Bernard.  Two panel discussions were highlights of the festival, the first regarding the popularity and benefits of cross-border filmmaking, and the second about the experiences of documentary filmmakers in Southeast Asia.

Presiding over the opening ceremony of the festival was US Ambassador Karen Stewart, Mr. Sithong Chitnhothinh (Director General of the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Mr. Bounchao Phichit (Director General of the Department of Cinema), Mr. Somchith Bouphapanya (Deputy Director of the Department of Information, Culture, and Tourism of Luang Prabang Province), and Mr. Bounkhong Khouthao (Deputy Director of the World Heritage Office of Luang Prabang Province).

The biggest stars to walk the red carpet were the Lao-Australian actor Ananda Everingham and Thai actress Manatsanun “Donut” Phanlerdwongsakul.  Many other filmmakers from around the region were there to represent their productions, including: Shalahuddin Siregar (Land Beneath the Fog), Tongpong Chantharangkul (I Carried You Home), Luke Cassady-Dorion and Thanapanont Phithakrattanayothin (The Cheer Ambassadors), Tom Waller (Mindfulness and Murder), Bradley Cox (Who Killed Chea Vichea?), Ian Bromage (With or Without Me), Wichanon Somumjarn (In April the Following Year, There was a Fire), Tay Bee Pin and Anocha Suwichakornpong (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), Mattie Do (Chanthaly), Anousone Sirisackda (Bounthanh: Lost in the City) as well as Phanumad Desatha, Anysay Keola, and Vannaphone Sitthirath (Hak Aum Lum).

The Singaporean 13 Litttle Pictures hosted its annual Film Lab during the festival, a platform for independent filmmakers to meet and collaborate with each other.  The 17 participants came from Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore to engage in hands-on learning workshops, film production exercises, screenings, and group sharing over 6 days, all as part of the creative process of filmmaking.

The film festival’s biggest sponsors were The Asia Foundation, Chillax Productions, the US and Thai Embassies, Lao Airlines, Nam Theun Power Company, Amantaka, Scotch, Theppanya Printing, and Journeys Within Tour Company.  Several hotels in Luang Prabang also contributed to the success of the festival by donating rooms for visiting filmmakers, as well as screening venues, and other services.

For more information on the Luang Prabang Film Festival, please follow the project’s website (www.lpfilmfest.org) or Facebook page.

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