The Luang Prabang Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization committed to the celebration of Southeast Asian film, as well as to the growth of local and regional film communities.
Southeast Asia is a magical part of the world; its cultures are many, and its plot lines are richly diverse. We want to see these stories told, and told well, and we want everyone watching.
What We Stand For
With support from like-minded organizations, we seek to inspire expression and cross-cultural communication through film. LPFF offers a venue for the best of Southeast Asia’s most distinct and unique voices.
LPFF is an exciting forum for international exchange, where filmmakers share ideas, trends, and techniques. All great films start with great ideas. LPFF cultivates discussion around those ideas through various panels and activities.
We aim to create jobs and income for filmmakers by building connections and supporting a sustainable regional film industry. Additionally, our organisation focuses closely on capacity building specifically for Lao filmmakers.
We believe strongly in equal representation of all perspectives. We pride ourselves on showcasing content that reflects a variety of ethnic, national, gender, sexual, and political identities.
The Main Event
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) brings together the boldest storytellers and the most talked-about films in Southeast Asia. Our curators handpick these films from ten ASEAN-member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and LPFF showcases them in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos.
This inspiring environment provides an ideal backdrop for artists and industry professionals to share their experiences and talents. LPFF is a festival for the adventurous, and is quickly becoming known as one of the most alluring and exciting locations on the international film festival circuit.
At the start of every December, the former royal capital of Laos is transformed into a theater. Screens are rigged on garden lawns, within the walls of five-star hotels, at a central market. The whole town becomes the perfect setting for celebrating the art of cinema.
As LPFF believes in equal access, all of our screenings are free and open to the public. At our main outdoor venue, we set up 800 blue chairs, but regularly welcome eager audiences of over 1,500 people per screening.