The 4th Luang Prabang Film Festival

7-11 December 2013

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 Filmmaker Present

Outdoor Night Venue

Indoor Day Venue

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Night Venue

Our outdoor screening space, the Handicraft Market, was renovated by UNESCO in 2003. At the main intersection in town, this venue is ideal for cultural and public events, and can accommodate over 1,500 people.

Day Venue

Sofitel Luang Prabang, a five-star resort housed in stately French colonial buildings, serves as the festival’s daytime venue. Our feature film screening room can seat 75 people, while our short film screening room can seat 20 people.

Shuttle Service

Every fifteen minutes, a free shuttle is available to bring guests between the two venues.

Public Discussions

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DISTRIBUTION METHODS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Once you have made your film, how do you get it seen? A variety of avenues exist for Southeast Asian filmmakers to distribute their works, though they may not always follow the industry norm. In this panel discussion, we will ask our industry experts about the different ways regional filmmakers can screen and sell their films.

PANELISTS

  • Chookiat Sakveerakul, Director (Thailand)
  • Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni, Filmmaker (Indonesia)
  • Anysay Keola, Filmmaker (Laos)
  • Clarence Tsui, Journalist (Hong Kong)
  • Tran Thi Bich Ngoc, Producer (Vietnam)
FUNDRAISING FOR LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Probably the biggest problem facing filmmakers worldwide is finding adequate funding to get their film projects off the ground. This is even true for smaller budget films, and perhaps even more so the case. Our panelists will share their experience with raising money for film budgets and talk about how certain programs in their respective countries can help. 

PANELISTS

  • Francis Joseph A. Cruz, Film Critic (the Philippines)
  • Siu Pham, Filmmaker (Vietnam)
  • Fatily Sa, Producer (Cambodia)
  • Nontawat Numbenchapol, Filmmaker (Thailand)
  • Vannaphone Sitthirath, Filmmaker (Laos)

Films Around Town

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SAFFRON COFFEE COMPANY

From Opium to Poppies to Coffee Beans
Director: Matthew Robinson

@ MY LIBRARY

Selected Films
Director: @ My Library Students

THE FRENCH INSTITUTE

The Artist
Director: Michel Hazanavicius

TRADITIONAL ARTS & ETHNOLOGY CENTRE

Buffalo Science
Director: Nikolas Arhem

Katu Village Life
Director: Peter Livermore

Katu Wedding
Director: Nikolas Arhem

An Interview with Ai Viphat
Director: Peter Livermore

Screenings on loop in the TAEC Patio.
A small entrance fee is collected to enter the museum.

STRAY

Stray Adventures
Director: Stray

DEPARTMENT OF STATE (SCREENINGS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM)

The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation: Projects in Laos
Director: Adri Berger

ARTISANS DU MEKONG

To Serve a Nation
Director: Tessa Bunney

House of Dreams
Director: Joshua Freedman

OCK POP TOK & PASSA PAA

The Call of the Loom
Director: Nicholas Sauret and Joanna Smith

Movie Poster Design Competition

This year, the Luang Prabang Film Festival held a graphic design competition with a big cash prize! Any designer living in Southeast Asia was invited to submit a movie poster design for a fictitious film called My Mother’s Wedding. This is not an existing movie, nor one in production, so we encouraged graphic designers to imagine what might happen in the film, who the main characters are, and how the film might take place in their own country of origin. They also had to submit an artist’s statement that explained their interpretation of the film’s subject, and their inspiration for the poster’s design.

The top ten poster designs were selected by the Luang Prabang Film Festival’s Board of Directors, but our festival visitors chose which artists received First Prize (and $750), Second Prize ($500), and Third Prize ($250).

Congratulations to the winners!

Sapaongeun Vongtavilay (Laos)

First Prize:

Sapaongeun Vongtavilay (Laos)
Christophe Parelon (Laos)

Second Prize:

Christophe Parelon (Laos)
Gordon Candelin (Thailand)

Third Prize:

Gordon Candelin (Thailand)

Finalists

Basuki Abdulah (Brunei)
Basuki Abdulah (Brunei)
Khamhou Phanludeth (Laos)
Khamhou Phanludeth (Laos)
Sara Parsaee (Malaysia)
Sara Parsaee (Malaysia)
Shanaz Mohamed (Malaysia)
Shanaz Mohamed (Malaysia)
Teo Yi En Shawn (Singapore)
Teo Yi En Shawn (Singapore)
Saengkeo Touttavong (Laos)
Saengkeo Touttavong (Laos)
Sun Yang (Singapore)
Sun Yang (Singapore)
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