Vientianale International Film Festival celebrates the art of film and the diversity of Lao culture in the country’s capital, Vientiane. The annual festival showcases an exciting programme of international feature and short films, emerging as an important platform for local filmmakers to screen their works. All Vientianale are free and open to the public.
LATEST NEWS – The Winners of the 7th Vientianale International Film Festival
On the last day of the seventh edition of Vientianale International Film Festival, on Sunday 26 March, we screened a record number of 41 brand new Lao short films in our short film competition and awarded the winners. This year we are happy to announce that Vientianale Awards has grown with six new award categories. And here are the winners:
BEST FILM WINNER: CHAN KEO by Sonepasith Phonphila
BEST FILM 2nd Prize: INDEE KILLER by Xam Keodouangdy
BEST FILM 3rd Prize: THE LAST CONVERSATION by Thavisub Khamphoumee
BEST DIRECTOR: Houmphanh Phahongchanh (LOOKING FOR…)
BEST ACTOR: Mr Sanon Manyphon (CHAN KEO)
BEST ACTRESS: Ms Phongnern (THE LAST CONVERSATION)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: SINH’S PAPAYA SALAD by Soukthavone Phanyaphone
BEST EDITING: INDEE KILLER by Xam Keodouangdy
BEST SOUND: THE LAST CONVERSATION by Thavisub Khamphoomee
LAO NEW WAVE AWARD: SINH’S PAPAYA SALAD by Soukthavone Phanyaphone
Please watch them on our Vimeo channel by clicking on the links.
We would like to thank our independent jury of Lao filmmaking and media professionals who had the tough job of selecting the winners among the many great filmmaking talents. Read more about the short film competition, jury and new awards HERE
All of this would not have been possible without our dedicated and longterm partners at the Lao Cinema Department and Mind Media Center and the support from our generous sponsors.
We hope you enjoyed the films!