Over 3,000 spectators enjoyed the first- ever Indian Cinema Week held in Phnom Penh, organised by the Embassy of India in the country and the Bophana Center and the Cambodia Film Commission. Guests of all age groups and backgrounds apparently appreciated a diverse program consisted of 11 selected Bollywood productions. The objectif was to familiarise the Phnom Penh public with the Indian film stories and perspectives and open up a dialogue.
Now on its second year in Southeast Asia, Tropfest SEA, the world’s largest short-film competition and festival, has been holding road shows in major cities around the region.
While in Phnom Penh, Lisa Case and Joel Jayaruben, business and communications director of Tropfest SEA respectively, stopped by the Bophana Center and talked about the rawness and authenticity of the stories of previous years. They both encouraged filmmakers—especially the emerging talents—to join and seize the opportunity to showcase their flair for storytelling to a global audience through Tropfest. Entries can be submitted electronically until 30 September.
During the evening, they also presented a prime selection of short films of finalists and winners from across the globe.
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