The 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival

2-7 December 2016

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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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PITCHING YOUR PROJECT

Date: 3 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

A good project pitch can make or break a film’s chance at securing funding or other forms of support. Led by the Tribeca Film Institute®, panelists will offer tips and tricks for project pitching, covering both the proper technique and ideal content for a pitch. Discussion will also address funding opportunities available within the organizations represented.

PANELISTS

  • Bryce Norbitz, Tribeca Film Institute®
  • Jeremy Sim, Aurora Media Capital
  • Stephane Lambert, Asian Side of the Doc
SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHILIPPINES

Date: 5 December 2016 // Time: 10am to 6pm

Francis “Oggs” Cruz, LPFF’s Motion Picture Ambassador for the Philippines, will lead us during this daylong glimpse into the film industry in his home country. Cruz will use his expertise and experience as a film critic to contextualize the wildly diverse and energetic culture of film production in the Philippines. Discussion will accompany a program of his recommended feature and short films.

PANELISTS

  • Francis “Oggs” Cruz, LPFF Motion Picture Ambassador
  • Mario Cornejo, Apocalypse Child
  • Martin Mayuga, Haze
THE RISE OF VIDEO ON DEMAND

Date: 4 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

Is video on demand the future of cinema? The way people consume film has changed significantly in recent years with the rise of several varying modes of video on demand, including the pay-per-screening, subscription-based, and free streaming video models. Panelists will discuss the viability of these distribution methods in the future and in the Southeast Asian market more specifically.

PANELISTS

  • Ho Jia Jian, Viddsee
  • Jeffrey Calman, Siam Film Associates, Aggregator for Netflix
  • Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo

FILM COMMISSIONS

Date: 6 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

In partnership with the Asian Film Commissions Network, regional film commissioners will discuss their activities that support and promote their national artists. Such a discussion will be particularly relevant for Laos, which is in the process of building its own film commission. Topics to be discussed include what a commission can do for its filmmakers, why film commissions are useful or necessary for industry growth, and how ASEAN commissions could work together in the future.

PANELISTS

  • Azrina Zainal Abidin, FINAS
  • Cedric Eloy, International Advisor to Film Commissions
  • Chandara So, Cambodian Film Commission
  • Liza Dino-Seguerra, Film Development Council of the Philippines
  • Vithoun Sundara, Lao PDR’s Department of Cinema

Films Around Town

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ADRI BERGER PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER

Great Photographers – (10′)
Director: Adri Berger

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – (5′)
Director: Adri Berger

Birth in the Health Centre – (10′)
Director: Adri Berger

A UNESCO World Heritage Site – (54′)
Director: Adri Berger

CULTURAL MEDIA LIBRARY

(Screenings at Tiger Trails Sales Office)

Melody of Bamboo – (6′)
Director: Ka Xiong

Tak Bat – (3′)
Director: Seangpheath Southnavong

Net – (5′)
Director: Sean Chadwell

LAYERS – (4′)
Director: Aaron Minks

Hmong Shaman Ceremony – (2′)
Director: Cyril Eberle

Phralak Phralam – (6′)
Director: Houmphanph Phahongchanh

Screenings on loop and on demand.


ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTER

Song of the Lao Elephant – (50′)
Director: Hyun Cheol Sony

Screenings on demand

EVENTS FOR GOOD

Running Home – (20′)
Director: Emily Vidalk (3’)

Screenings on demand.

LAO FRIENDS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

(Screenings at Friends Visitor Center)

Celebrating 20 Years of Friends Without a Border – (8′)
Director: Adri Berger

Lao Friends Hospital for Children Opens the ER – (5′)
Director: Adri Berger

Screenings on loop and on demand.

 
TRADITIONAL ARTS & ETHNOLOGY CENTRE

Women and Folktales: Traditional Stories from Ethnic Villages in Laos – (22 shorts: 2’– 13’in length)
Various Directors

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

@ MY LIBRARY

A New Day – (11′)
Director: Novice Vongkham Mittapo

Adopted Son – (5′)
Director: Xengkong Xiong

Real Friends – (7′)
Director: Pa Nyia Thor

Love on Facebook – (10′)
Director: Saimon Hur

Other short films
Director: Various Directors

Screenings on demand.

OCK POP TOK

Discover Laos Through Textiles: Ock Pop Tok Village Weaver Project – (4′)
Director: François Yazbeck & Thibaud Vinant

Ock Pop Tok Village Weaver Project: In Their Own Words – (3′)
Director: François Yazbeck & Thibaud Vinant

Screenings on a loop.

SEVENORIENTS / CREATIVE SEVEN ARTS

(Screenings at Chez Matt)

Lao Silk & Fashion (50’)
Director: Peter Livermore

Lao Tourism & Trade (20’)
Director: Peter Livermore

Our Forest (60′)
Director: Peter Livermore

Social Development (45’)
Director: Peter Livermore

Improving Lives in the Deep South (70’)
Director: Peter Livermore

The Festival of Light: The End of the Buddhist Lent (26’)
Director: Peter Livermore

Screenings on a loop.

TIGER TRAIL TRAVEL

Tiger Trail – (3′)
Director: Cyril Eberle

MOTOLAO – (3′)
Director: Cyril Eberle

Laos Eco-Tourism Adventure – (3′)
Director: Cyril Eberle

MOTOLAO DIARIES – (5′)
Director: Cyril Eberle, Aaron Minks

Screenings on a loop.

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Program Overview

In an exciting new collaboration, the Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) will be leading a full-day Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers on grant writing and project pitching at the 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival. After sessions of instruction, practice, and a pitch forum with feedback given by various industry professionals, one project showing great promise will be selected by TFI to attend the TFI Network market, which will take place in New York City at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival®. There, TFI will arrange meetings for the filmmaker with editors, distributors, and financiers. TFI will then mentor him or her through the completion of the project.

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2016 Talent Lab Projects

The 10 selected projects, which are in various stages of production, come from seven countries from the ASEAN region: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

The participating projects include

  • Beastmode, represented by assistant director/producer Vanessa Amante and writer Mixkaela Villalon (Philippines)
  • Blessed Reunion, represented by director/screenwriter Lee Thean-jeen (Malaysia)
  • Devoted, represented by writer/producer Damon Chua (Malaysia)
  • The Doctor, represented by producer/director Naruemon Chaingam (Thailand)
  • The First Drop of Rain in the Month of May, represented by producer Sheron Dayoc (Philippines)
  • On the Other Side, represented by writer/director Anysay Keola (Laos)
  • Return of the Owl, represented by director/writer Martika Ramirez Escobar (Philippines)
  • The Ring Road, represented by director/producer Tran Phuong Thao (Vietnam)
  • The Science of Fictions, represented by director/scriptwriter Yosep Anggi Noen and producer Yulia Evina Bhara (Indonesia)
  • White Building, represented by director/writer/producer Kavich Neang (Cambodia)
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Activities During the Talent Lab on 3 December 2016

1. Learning How to Pitch

Filmmakers complete an exercise to talk about their projects and begin to hone their pitches in a clear and engaging way. The session will be a practical, back-to-basics approach to clarify what the filmmakers’stories are about, and what they are looking to convey to help to keep their pitch focused.

2. Practicing the Pitch

Filmmakers volunteer to present their pitches to the group, and TFI will provide feedback on pitches and improvised meetings. TFI will help review questionnaires for the projects and comment if the pitch accomplished the story they are trying to tell. Other projects can weigh in for peer-to-peer review.

3. Group Lunch and Informal Meetings

TFI and other invited industry meet with filmmakers in an informal round-table setting, providing more opportunity to discuss the projects and pitches.

4. Public Discussion: Funding/Grants Info Session

TFI leads a short session on funds available to filmmakers, with dates and the processes to apply. TFI will speak to the “do’s and don’ts” on writing a grant application and tips on taking a funding meeting. TFI will present examples of successful applications, and give advice on improvements, with a Q&A discussion included.

5. Pitch Forum

Each project will pitch in front of the group, improving upon the comments from the morning session. Working alongside various industry professionals, TFI will form a feedback panel to provide detailed notes on each pitch. The panel will choose one project to join the TFI Network market at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017.

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