The dates were recently announced for the 2018 Luang Prabang Film Festival. This year the festival’s special focus will be on Indonesia. As one might expect, the festival will include a selection of short films, feature-length films, public discussions and other events. It looks to be as exciting as ever.
The focus on Indonesia was selected because of an increase in foreign investors over recent years and the growth of Indonesian cinema with films consistently breaking previous records.
22,000 people were believed to have attended last year’s Luang Prabang Film Festival and it shows strong signs of continued growth. Manilla Chounlamountri, art director of the Vientiane-based Me-Idea Full Service Agency, came up with this year’s poster, inspired by the classic travel posters touting Southeast Asia.
A highlight of the Luang Prabang Film Festival is that often the directors are there to meet with the audience in person for one-on-one or group conversations. 23 of 32 films had their directors in attendance in 2017. All festival events are free and open to the public. For more details you can follow the festival at www.LPFilmFest.org