Vietnamese filmmakers will join their Southeast Asian colleagues in a documentary script-writing residence and a documentary co-production meeting in Phnom Penh.
The selected authors will develop their documentary projects from February 22 to March 5 at the Bophana Centre. One trainer from Germany, a writer and director himself, will mentor the programme.
Together they will analyse the content and the aesthetic options of their projects. They will screen films related to their projects, define the development possibilities, and finally write a new version of their script.
The Goethe Institute in Viet Nam, the French Institutes in Viet Nam and Cambodia, and the Bophana Centre in Phnom Penh, have jointly organised the programme. The organisers promise that it would be an opportunity for Vietnamese filmmakers to produce their works in a professional way and then introduce them to world cinema and television.
Founded by film director Rithy Panh, the Bophana Centre collects every archive image and sound on Cambodia, and offers free public access to this unique heritage. The Bophana Centre also trains young Cambodians for careers in filmmaking, broadcasting and new media. The goal is to open their mind to artistic creation and foster a personal cultural production.