5 - 8 October 2024

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Filmmaker's Talk: Rithy PANH by CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy
  • Sun, 9 October, 16:00 – 17:30  |  Day 2
  • Event Room A

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Rithy Panh, who is representing Cambodia with works such as S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), The Missing Picture (2013) and Everything Will Be OK (2022) and serves as the dean of the CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy this year, will give lectures on making films to emerging filmmakers. He shares his experience as both a documentary and a fiction film director.


PARK Sungho is a programmer for Cambodia International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, and is working to promote Southeast Asian cinema globally. Park was born in Seoul, Korea in 1977. He majored in Film Editing at the Cinematography Department at Chung-Ang University. In 2007, he joined the Busan International Film Festival and served as a program coordinator for Asian cinema and manager for the Asian Film Academy. In 2013, he moved his base to Phnom Penh. Since 2016, he has joined Cambodia-based film production company Anti-Archive as a producer.

Rithy PANH / Director

Rithy Panh was born in Cambodia and is a director with an international reputation. After the 1979 Khmer Rouge massacre, he left for Paris to find out the truth through movies and has devoted himself to honoring the sacrifices of the massacre. His first documentary, Site 2 (1989), won got awards many international film festivals and his first feature, Rice People (1994), was nominated for the competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The Missing Picture (2013), which won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, was the first Cambodian film nominated for the Academy Awards. His latest film, Everything Will Be Ok (2022), won the Silver Bear for at the Berlin Film Festival. In addition, Rithy Panh won the Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival 2013.