praCh performing at Lowell High School, Mass. 

Cambodian Music Festival 2014

Cambodian New Year Parade 2014


Sunday, 23 August 2015

The former "first lady" of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime has died without the group's victims ever seeing her face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Ieng Thirith, a French-educated revolutionary who died at 83, was one of the few women in the leadership of the communist movement during the horrors of the "Killing Fields" era.

Thirith was one of a handful of suspects charged by Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court, but was freed in 2012 when the case against her was suspended after the court ruled she was unfit to stand trial due to progressive dementia.

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Saturday, 08 August 2015

CTFF 2015 Press Release 

For Immediate Release

Third Cambodia Town Film Festival Commemorates 

Forty Years of Survival and Resilience 

Long Beach, California – August 10, 2015 — The third annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF) will be held September 3-6, 2015 at the Art Theatre, 2025 East 4th Street in Long Beach, CA.  

Created in 2013, CTFF was created to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience as expressed through film. The festival presents the works of both established and emerging filmmakers in various cinematic genres, including documentaries, re-released classics, short films, and animated features. In addition to the films themselves, the CTFF program includes a variety of special events and panel discussions with directors, producers, writers, and actors.

This year’s CTFF is particularly significant as 2015 marks 40 years since the takeover of Cambodia by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which maintained its hold on the country for nearly four years between 1975 and 1979. During the regime, up to 2 million people died by overwork, starvation, disease, and execution.  

“It is important to acknowledge the impact of the Khmer Rouge on the Cambodian people, not only during the regime itself, but for decades afterward,” says CTFF co-founder praCh Ly. “The films featured in this year’s CTFF are all influenced by the violence and trauma of Khmer Rouge period and its aftermath in some way. At the same time, however, the CTFF pays tribute to the strength and resilience of the survivors.”  

This year's CTFF opens with a Filmmaker Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 3, and concludes with an Award Ceremony on Sunday, September 6.  Highlights include screenings of The Last Reel, with legendary actress Dy Saveth, newcomer Ma Rynet and Director Kulikar Sotho in the Q&A panel, The Killing Fields, the academy-award winning film by Roland Joffe first released in 1984, and The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2015), which tells the dramatic story of Haing Ngor, the physician and actor who portrayed journalist Dith Pran, the main character in Joffe’s film.  

The complete line-up of screenings is as follows:

Saturday, September 5

11am:  The Last Reel, directed by Kulikar Sotho

A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia’s past

3pm:  Bonne Nuit Papa, directed by Marina Kem

A poetic journey of fulfilling a dying father’s last wish. 

5pm:  Short Film Corner

A selection of seven short films, followed by a Q & A session with filmmakers

7:45pm:  Listening, directed by Khalil Sullins

A story about the attempts to harness the power of the human mind

Sunday, September 6  

11am:  Angkor’s Children, directed by Lauren Shaw

A film about the power of art to heal a nation after genocide, told through voices of three young women, followed by a Q & A session with the filmmakers

Our Journey follows the struggles of young teenager growing up in a low income neighborhood in East Oakland

1pm:  The Roots Remain, directed by Jean-Sebastien Francoeur and Andrew Marchand-Boddy

The story of Canadian-raised graffiti artist FONKi as he returns to his ancestral Cambodia, followed by a Q & A session with the filmmakers

3:15pm:  The Killing Fields, directed by Roland Joffe

6:00pm:  The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, directed by Arthur Dong, followed by a Q & A session with Sophia Ngor, Dr. Haing S. Ngor’s niece, and Jack Ong, a close friend of the Ngor family.

9:00pm: Award Ceremony

For additional information or questions, visit the CTFF official website at www.cambodiatownfilmfestival.com or contact praCh@cambodiatownfilmfestival.com / caylee@cambodiatownfilmfestival.com

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Cambodian Music Festival VIP Pre-Party

The Cambodian Music Festival will be hosting our VIP Pre-Party this year at a state of the art event space, '7 Degrees' in Laguna Beach, California. You can expect an expertly crafted night full of spectacular art and private musical performances set against a contemporary multi-level indoor and exotically lush outdoor space nestled in the hillside. This intimate black tie affair is a one-of-a-kind experience reserved for our VIP guests. You will walk the red carpet, indulge in custom-themed cocktails, delicious food and dance the night away all while you mingle with all our artists from this year’s festival line-up.

Seven Degrees
Friday July 24, 2015
891 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 310.863.9690

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Thursday, 02 July 2015

Last year’s Kick-Off Party CTFF brought you to the Jungle, this year, their taking the party to HEAVEN.

Come dress as your favorite Gods. Hanuman, Apsara, Yek, Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hera, Hestia, Agni, Indra, Vishnu, Devi, Vāyu, Dyauṣ, Pṛthivī, Soma, Aha, Varuṇa, Dhruva, Haikili, Hiʻiaka, Kahōʻāliʻi, Elepaio, etc,…

SPACE will be limited, so purchase your tickets online >>> BUY TICKETS 

Date: Friday, Sept 4th 2015
Time: 7pm
Price: $25 Presales / $35 Door
Location: 3240 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA. 90805
Food: Light Appetizer Served

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Monday, 15 June 2015
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Monday, 15 June 2015

The 9th Annual SARONG PARTY was held at La Lune Imperial in Cambodia Town, Long Beach, California over the weekend. Hundreds attended in their sarongs. Some got creative and created their own wardrobe using sarong.

The Mayor of Long Beach was unable to attend but he sent his staff to Honor and Officially Recognize the SARONG PARTY as a ‘Cultural’ event. SARONG PARTY Founders, Serey Tep, Chad Sammeth and party coordinator Tony Te.


NEXT EVENT: Next event: We will Romvong around the Long Beach Lighthouse to set a World Record for the “Largest Romvong Dance” in the Guinness World Records​ – August 15th, 2015. JOIN US. click here for more info (ROMVONG)

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Monday, 01 June 2015

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CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FETIVAL 2015 tickets now on sale GET IT NOW!

One of the key purposes of Cambodian Town Film Festival (CTTF) is to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of filmmaking. By specifically featuring films that deal with Cambodian social political conflicts, traditions, challenges and characters, the Festival will deepen Cambodian values and encourage new dialogue on a global scale. THE CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN TO OUR EVENT >>>  BUY TICKETS NOW - CLICK HERE 

COLLECTOR DIGITAL ART to Honor the 40 Year Remembrance of the Khmer Rouge's invasion of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The artwork is printed on a high gloss wooden board and make a great wall art decoration. *Collector's Edition - ONLY (40) are printed and signed by the artist. BUY IT NOW (CLICK HERE) 

Angkor Wat Starry Night Reprints

Angkor Wat Starry Night Canvas Print 11x17

These are reproduction of an oil painting done by Ponnamy Kiep reprinted on a canvas with a theme inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.

In Remembrance of 40 Years CTFF Limited Collector's Edition Dog Tag - Only $10 - CLICK HERE

April 17, 1975 is a day all Cambodians remember. It was the day the Khmer Rouge regime overtook Phnom Penh, an event that ignited a horrific genocide that killed nearly 2 million innocent lives and affected an infinite more.

In rememberance of all those that fought for freedom, those who survived, and those we have lost, Cambodia Town Film Festival has created this Limited Collector's Edition Dog Tag.

PAULINA a film by Caylee So
Now on DVD, own this Award Winning film for only $10 - Click Here

Immersed in a vibrant world where bets and wagers are a part of everyday living, 17 year old Paulina has found herself attracted to the game; a love understood and shared by her father, Sam, and an avid community of Cambodian gamblers. Met with strong disapproval from her sister Sopheap, Paulina remains strongly tied to the community. But soon she finds herself in the midst of her father’s war with addiction, and the realities of this world is unmasked; Paulina must inevitably choose between the world she is drawn to and the life she might someday want.

Secure your VIP ticket today at www.cambodianmusicfestival.com and join us in counting down to a night full of exclusive private performances, music, and art in one of the most breathtaking venues in Laguna Beach!

$200/person - one VIP ticket gives you access to VIP Pre-Party at 7 Degrees in Laguna Beach on Friday, 7/24/15 AND reserved seating within the first ten rows at the Cambodian Music Festival in Anaheim at the Pearson Park Amphitheater on Saturday, 7/25/15.

($50/person - General admission to the Cambodian Music Festival)

**Even though you are purchasing your ticket online, you will still receive your physical ticket in the mail. Ticket must be presented at the day of the music festival to gain entry. 

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