Luang Prabang Film Festival

December 6, 2013 by  
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LUANG PRABANG, 6 December 2013: The 4th Luang Prabang Film Festival opens 7 December  in this world heritage destination in northern Lao. The event closes 11 December.

The festival’s official travel partner, Khiri Travel, will donate 40% of profits back to the festival. It is also making a cash donation to the charitable cultural event and is contributing the use of a minivan to support logistics.

Entrance to all moving showings is free.

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Billionaire backs Titanic rerun

October 21, 2013 by  
Filed under News, PACIFIC

SYDNEY, 21 October 2013: Australian mining tycoon, dinosaur park enthusiast and political force Clive Palmer Monday pegged out a new role for himself — a deckchair cameo in a movie he plans about the Titanic.

Palmer has made waves with his bid to build Titanic II — a replica of the doomed luxury liner which sank more than a century ago — which is scheduled to make its first Atlantic crossing in 2016.

“Due to worldwide interest in @titanic_ii I’ve registered ‘Palmer Pictures’. Will look at making a movie about its maiden voyage #titanic,” he tweeted.

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Travel firm backs film festival

September 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Festivals, Laos PDR

LUANG PRABANG, 4 September 2013: Khiri Travel has been appointed the official travel partner of this year’s Luang Prabang Film Festival, a charitable cultural event that celebrates Southeast Asian cinema and supports the region’s filmmakers.

The festival, which will take place 7 to 11 December, is free to attend. Screens are rigged up on garden lawns, at the central market and on the walls of hotels and businesses around the former royal capital of Laos, and now a scenic riverside World Heritage Site. At the main outdoor venue, the festival regularly welcomes audiences of over 1,000 people to the screenings.

“The values behind the festival mirror those of Khiri Travel,” said Khiri CEO, Willem Niemeijer. “We both celebrate cultural diversity, creativity and stories well told.”

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Death ends Survivor show

March 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 27 March 2013: Filming of the French version of the hit reality TV show “Survivor” has been cancelled after a contestant died of a heart attack on a tropical Cambodian island on the first day.

French broadcaster TF1 said it had axed the 2013 season of the show, called “Koh Lanta”, after 25-year-old Gerald Babin fell ill on Friday during filming on Koh Rong off Cambodia’s southwest coast.

Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the TV crew had planned to spend five months in the kingdom.

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Film fans head for Hua Hin

January 18, 2012 by  
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HUA HIN, 17 January 2012: The National Federation of Thai Film Associations, together with Hua Hin Municipality, in Prachup Khiri Khan, will host the Hua Hin Film Festival, 26 to 29 January.

Hua Hin Film Festival 2012 promises to be both entertaining and educational using four venues: InterContinental Hua Hin Resort; Major Cineplex Hua Hin; Vic Hua Hin and Centennial Park.

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