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.



Short Film Competition 2018

Our call for entries to the 2018 Vientianale Short Film Competition is now open in two categories: main competition and new talent competition.

Entry forms can be downloaded on our website from 13 November 2017.

You can already read more about our Short Film Competition here, or you can watch last year’s Short Film Competition entries here, and you are always welcome to contact us by email, Facebook, or by calling 030 5029814 or 020 58891465 if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing your productions!

Representing Laos in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The 2017 Vientianale Film Festival has been another highly successful and inspiring film festival. Our festival is continually growing and reaching out to new partners. We are therefore proud to announce that we have recently been chosen as the official submitting member organization representing Laos in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. From now on Vientianale Film Festival will be in charge of submitting films from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for these esteemed awards that celebrate films from all the Asia Pacific countries. We are very excited about bringing films from Laos further into the spotlight.

To read more about the Asia Pacific Screen Awards click here.

If you are interested in an example of films that Laos has to offer, you can read about our Short Film Competition here or watch all the entries of 2017 on Vimeo here.