World premieres lined up for 2013 Luang Prabang Film Festival


The world premieres of a pair of Lao films are among the highlights of this year's Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), which will take place from December 7 to 11.

As always, LPFF will celebrate the best cinema from across Southeast Asia, and create a space for regional film professionals and fans to network, dialogue, and encourage local film production.

All screenings and activities of the festival are free and open to the public. Selected by LPFF's Motion Picture Ambassadors (film experts in each of the participating countries), the 28 feature films in the fourth annual festival will be:


  • 13:00 Sunday (Laos)
  • A River Changes Course (Cambodia)
  • Ah Boys to Men (Singapore)
  • Big Heart (Laos) [World Premiere]
  • Boundary (Cambodia/Thailand)
  • Contradiction (Malaysia)
  • Dancing Across Borders (Cambodia)
  • Deenok and Gareng (Indonesia)
  • Grean Fictions (Thailand)
  • Hak Aum Lum (Laos)
  • Headshot (Thailand)
  • Here or There?  (Vietnam)
  • The Hidden: Wrath of Azazil (Malaysia)
  • Home (Thailand)
  • I Love Savan (Laos) [World Premiere]
  • Karaoke Girl (Thailand)
  • Kil (Malaysia)
  • Lovely Man (Indonesia)
  • Mater Dolorosa (Philippines)
  • P-047 (Thailand)
  • Red Scarf (Laos)
  • Rising Sun on the Horizon (Myanmar)
  • Scent of Burning Grass (Vietnam)
  • Tangwong (Thailand)
  • Thy Womb (Philippines)
  • What is it about Rina? (Brunei)
  • What isn't There (Philippines)
  • What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (Indonesia)


In addition to these feature films, LPFF will also have multiple short film programs, including all 21 Southeast Asian documentary films from DocNet's first ChopShots collection.

The six short films from LPFF's "Our Lives on Film" Documentary Filmmaking Workshop will be featured, as well.

There will be panel discussions, Q-and-As, a concert, and dance and puppetry performances to entertain visitors during the festival.

Several exhibitions will be on display at the LPFF Visitor Center, including the best designs from the festival's movie poster competition (accepting entries until October 15), and an update on the Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project.

Coca-Cola, Heineken, Chillax Productions, Khiri Travel, Lane Xang Minerals, and the US Embassy are all major sponsors of this year's festival.

Currently, a crowdsourcing campaign is underway to provide LPFF with mobile screening equipment via CineFund.

For further information on the festival, visit www.lpfilmfest.org (currently under renovation), or stay up to date at Facebook.com/lpfilmfest.

To book discounted tours and travel arrangements to attend the festival, e-mail Khiri Travel, LPFF's Official Travel Partner, at sales.laos@khiri.com.

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