“My Home” Best Environmental Impact Film at the 2021 Piermont Film Festival

Bophana Center is excited and congratulates the five young filmmakers: Ms. Sopheana Choun, Ms. Choulay Mech, Mr. Sopheak Yam, Mr. Sochetra Mean, and Mr. Pisen Chhean, documentary filmmaking and multimedia alumni at the Bophana Center, whose film “My Home” has been selected as the “Best Environmental Impact Film” at the 2021 Piermont Film Festival. Congrats!!!

The festival is taking place at Goswick Pavilion, Piermont, New York, USA, on June 12-13, 2021. For more info about the festival, please click HERE.

More immensely, our audience will be able to enjoy the film online on June 5, 2021, which is the World Environment Day 2021. For more info about the program, please click HERE.

“My Home” was produced in the framework of the project “Elephant Conservation and Indigenous Experiences in Cambodia: Shaping Environmental Awareness Through Participatory Filmmaking” which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, implemented by Bophana Center, in collaboration with University of Bath, University of Leeds, Queen’s University Belfast, and Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (ELIE).


Happy Khmer New Year from Bophana Center

Bophana Center wishes you a Happy Khmer New Year and may you overcome all diseases, especially COVID-19, which is spreading in Cambodia. Please remember well the guidance on the “3 dos and 3 don’ts” to protect yourself, your family and loved ones.

Stay at home and enjoy our online screening program to celebrate the Khmer New Year. On this occasion, we’re pleased to show you a Cambodian classic film, Tep Sodachan, which will be screened LIVE on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.

Please stay safe, and have a good holiday!
From Bophana Center team,


Three films of Bophana students selected for AAS 2021 Film Expo

Bophana Center is pleased to announce that 3 films of Bophana filmmaking students have been selected to be displayed in the AAS 2021 Film Expo, a conference located in the United States, which is scheduled for March 21-26, 2021 as a virtual, online program.

AAS 2021 Film Expo features 28 films which also include 3 films made by Bophana students in the framework of the project “Amplifying Voices of Indigenous Women and Discriminated Groups through innovative multimedia”: On the Move (directed by Minea Heng), Worry (directed by Chhouk Loeurn and Pring Proel), and No Choice (directed by Roda Din).

In addition, the conference also features 21 Q&A sessions. Mr. Sopheap Chea, Executive Director of Bophana Center will join as a speaker in a session on March 26, 2021, at 9PM (Cambodia Time).

To find out details regarding the conference and its program, please click HERE.

Congratulations on your great work!


Joint donation of audiovisual archives to Bophana Center!

Bophana Center is a leading institution in the field of audiovisual archive conservation in Cambodia. Currently, a large number of audiovisual archives have been rescued, repaired and preserved, and the work has been carried out with the utmost care.

So, ladies and gentlemen, if you have old archives, such as music, vinyl records, films, photos, video cassettes, music cassettes, and other archival materials, please donate to Bophana Center through:

Tel: 092 605 127 or 093 365 565
Email: archives@bophana.org
Address: #64, Street 200, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Bophana Center suspends public activities for 2 weeks

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and with regard to Notification No. 27 S.C.N. of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, the Bophana Center will suspend its public activities for two weeks and postpone some of the planned programs to a later date.

Ladies and gentlemen, stay informed and stay tuned for our upcoming programs. Thank you!


Welcome back to the Bophana Center’s cinema!

Welcome everyone back to the Bophana Center’s cinema! From this week on, all audiences are invited to enjoy watching films in our comfortable cinema room!

All screening events (Cine-Saturday, Cine-Club, Special Screening), as well as workshops, lectures, will be hosted there too! At the same time, please do not miss our Online Cine-Saturday! We’re still pleased to show you a variety of archives online as we did.

Please keep following our upcoming programs, both in the cinema and online! And please also practice hard the safety measures to prevent COVID-19. Thanks so much with regards,


Bophana Center Reopens

Bophana Center is pleased to announce that our center now reopens to the public for visiting and researching archives.

The public can access to our archive consultation space (1st floor) and exhibition hall (ground floor). As for the cinema, we will keep the public informed.

The archive consultation space is accessible to the public at only 3 people at a time. For the convenience of those who wish to visit the space, please inbox us in advance (Facebook page: Bophana Center) or dial +855 (0) 23 99 21 74, so we could secure a place for you.

Please follow the safety principles by maintaining your personal good hygiene with your greatest caution in order to prevent COVID-19. Best regards,


Greeting and Thank You Note from Rithy Panh

Dear friends,

This year has been incredibly challenging for all of us, and we want to thank all of our friends and supporters who believe in our mission to document Cambodian culture and train the next generation’s filmmakers. In addition to the generosity of the individual donors who have helped us thrive in this difficult time, we have been honored to receive meaningful grants and sponsorships from an array of foundations, such as The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Sundance Institute, UNESCO, Oxfam, UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Give2Asia, which allowed us to sustain our ongoing projects and further our longstanding goals.

In particular, we are proud to foster creative spirit in our young filmmakers who persevered to produce their documentaries in spite of the difficulties of Covid-19. We look forward to sharing with you their excellent films amplifying the voices of indigenous peoples and under-represented groups, including raising awareness for elephant conservation in Northeast Cambodian. Even with the pandemic, we are finding ways to ensure that Bophana remains a space for our audience to enjoy Cambodian culture, history and cinema — whether in-person or remotely — and we are grateful for your interest in our work and contributions in making it possible.

With your support, we are ready for another productive year to come. You can DONATE here:

– In Cambodia, you can donate via ABA:
Account no. 000696709
Account name: ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE, LA PRODUCTION ET L’ARCHIVAGE DE DOCUMENTS AUDIOVISUELS

– Give2Asia: https://cutt.ly/DjqvnCv

Sincerely thanks,

Rithy Panh,
Founder of Bophana Center