Topic – FilmCampKh and Chaktomuk Short Film Contest 2013
Speaker’s Name – Sum Sithen
Summary – FilmCampKH is an annual one-day event that helps bring together film lovers and those who are enthusiastic about making films. We’re committed to bringing over the film camp to Phnom Penh on March 24, 2012 and in years to come. Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates about the film camp and film-related information in Cambodia! For more info, please visit: http://filmcampkh.org/ or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/
About the Speaker – Mr. Sum Sithen, despite his Bachelor Degrees in French Studies (2003) and General Management (2009), has had a strong passion for film since high school. After working in sales and marketing from 2004 to 2009, he has developed his business and leadership skills before getting involved in the film industry in mid-2009. He then attended a three-month workshop by French-Cambodian filmmaker Chou Davy. The workshop resulted in two simultaneous projects: “Twin Diamonds” film production and “Golden Re-awakening of Cambodian Cinema”. This double event was organized by the same team of people, who decided to form an “official” collective called “Kon Khmer Koun Khmer” (Cambodian Films. Cambodian Generations.). By late 2009, the collective elected him as General Representative. Since the election, Mr. Sum Sithen has led the collective in a series of innovative projects/events: Sai’s Concert (2010), Cambodian Youth Arts Festival, Cambodia International Film Festival (2010), “Boyfriend” (15-mn drama – 2011), FilmCAMp (1-day film unconference – 2012). FilmCAMp has exposed Mr. Sum Sithen and his collective to many other film groups. As a result, Professor Chhay Bora, one of the judges for Chaktomuk Short Film Contest, initiated with him and other film professionals and lovers “Khmer Film Foundation” in August 2012. He was then nominated to serve as Temporary President. He is currently supervising new film projects/events from Kon Khmer Koun Khmer and Khmer Film Foundation.
Language for Presentation – Khmer
Time to present – on morning of 24th