Minister of Culture and Fine Arts has spoken highly of the active contribution of the Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) to Cambodia cultural promotion.
The minister H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona expressed the appreciation in an opening ceremony of the 11th CIFF here in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
CIFF plays a key role in implementing the national policy on culture, fostering national and international filmmaking in Cambodia, and profiling the country on international arena, she added.
Taking place from June 28 to July 3, the event is aimed not only to present diverse cultures and exchange ideas, but also to serve as a forum for young professional filmmakers to showcase their work.
Over 144 films from 26 countries, including short and feature films, documentaries and animations, will be screened at venues in Phnom Penh.
Of the films, 62 Cambodian movies including "Everything will be OK", and "White Building", and 20 Australia's rare movies will also be screened to congratulate the 70th anniversary of Cambodia-Australia diplomatic relations.
It is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in cooperation with the Cambodia Film Commission and the Bophana Centre, in partnership with major film industry players, theatres, sponsors and filmmakers.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press