With support from like-minded organizations, they seek to inspire expression and cross-cultural communication through film. LPFF offers a venue for the best of Southeast Asia’s most distinct and unique voices.
LPFF is an exciting forum for international exchange, where filmmakers share ideas, trends, and techniques. All great films start with great ideas. LPFF cultivates discussion around those ideas through various panels and activities.
LPFF aim to create jobs and income for filmmakers by building connections and supporting a sustainable regional film industry. Additionally, the organisation focuses closely on capacity building specifically for Lao filmmakers.
LPFF believe strongly in equal representation of all perspectives. They take pride on showcasing content that reflects a variety of ethnic, national, gender, sexual, and political identities.
The Main Event
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) brings together the boldest storytellers and the most talked-about films in Southeast Asia. The curators handpick these films from ten ASEAN-member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and LPFF showcases them in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos.
This inspiring environment provides an ideal backdrop for artists and industry professionals to share their experiences and talents. LPFF is a festival for the adventurous and is quickly becoming known as one of the most alluring and exciting locations on the international film festival circuit.
At the start of every December, the former royal capital of Laos is transformed into a theater. Screens are rigged on garden lawns, within the walls of five-star hotels, at a central market. The whole town becomes the perfect setting for celebrating the art of cinema.
As LPFF believes in equal access, all of the screenings are free and open to the public. About 800 seats were set up, but the screening regularly welcomes eager audiences of over 1,500 people.
Structure, Staff, and Governance
In order to conduct business in Laos, the Luang Prabang Film Festival organization is managed on a not-for-profit basis by FRANK Sole Co., Ltd., an events management firm registered in Laos and held in turn by LPFF, Ltd., registered in Hong Kong. Both LPFF, Ltd. and FRANK are fully committed to transparency in governance and finance; to international-standard, fund-based accounting; and to redirecting income in excess of expense to the ongoing mission and vision above.
According to lpfilmfest.org