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.
THE VIENTIANALE AWARDS RETURN ON 18 MARCH 2018
The Vientianale festival is introducing a new main competition category for established filmmakers this year in addition to its already popular competition for new talents.
Young filmmakers will compete in 5 categories in both competitions: Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting, Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay. As in past editions, Lao New Wave Cinema will offer a special award to the most promising newcomer.
The festival is proud to parner with Lao New Wave Cinema, Lao Art Media, Mind Media, Lao Motion Pictures, Baan Tonmali Cake and Cine Art to promote emerging Lao filmmakers.
The Vientianale Awards will take place on the last day of the festival on 18 March 2018.