BENEFITING: OPEN AIR CINEMA FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Feb 17, 2012
Angkor Wat International Film Festival
The Angkor Wat International Film Festival is a celebration of world cinema whose subjects and themes deal with the preservation of culture and environment. This is an important focus in a world where the pressures to homogenize cultures through enculturation and globalization are seen as progress -- and inevitable. This results in traditional indigenous ethos and values being replaced by new beliefs that fuel consumerism and materialism, placing both the traditional cultures and our planet’s ecosystem at risk.
It, too, is a celebration of the Khmer people and the Kingdom of Cambodia past and present – and into the future. Siem Reap is at the crossroad of the ancient and the new world – a perfect location to celebrate the past and the future with the preservation of culture and environment from all over the world though film and digital cinema and through the eyes of the professional filmmaker as well as the uninitiated.
Community Outreach and Mobile Cinema
An educational component also is an integral part of the mission of The Angkor Wat International Film Festival. We will be presenting select Cambodian and International films free to the local Cambodian people to expose them to cinema from their own countrymen as well as international cinema and the people and cultures of the world. As part of the Festival programming, we will hold filmmaker panels on a variety of topics about digital cinema, the preservation of culture, environment and other interesting and cutting edge talks.
The Angkor Wat International Film Festival is a celebration of culture and the environment. Our mission is to donate money to the American Assistance for Cambodia and to the Cambodian Children’s Fund in Phnom Penh.
ALL DONATIONS FROM AWIFF WILL GO TO THESE CHILDREN’S CHARITY IN CAMBODIA.