Each year, in early December, the Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) takes place in Phnom Penh for six consecutive days gathering thousands of young Cambodians as well as foreigners in theatres. The program usually highlights movies made in or about Cambodia but also a selection of films from the world in diverse formats – short and long fictions, documentaries, animation – The goal of the festival is not only to present other cultures, and exchange ideas but also to be a crossroad for young and more experiences film professionals to expose their work.
All the movies are screened both in Phnom Penh’s best cinemas (Sorya Mall Cineplex, Legend Cinema, French Institute and Bophana Center…) as well as outdoor venues (Koh Pich). Screenings are free and fully copyrighted. The CIFF has been organised by the Cambodia Film Commission (CFC) and the Bophana Center since 2010 and has now become the most significant professional film event in Cambodia.