The 2023 Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (CSFF) was successfully wrapped up on October 30th. The festival, organized by Video4Change Network member Sunflower Film Organization, was presided over by H.E Hab Touch, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and attended by many of Sunflower’s community partners, filmmakers, content creators, numerous actors and many honourable guests.

Some of the participating filmmakers

The film Now What? Directed by Sievphin Chong and Jeremianh Overman won the award for best Cambodian short film. CSFF is an important film platform that inspires multiple generations of filmmakers and directors to help boost Cambodian films and acquire greater public support. 

Audience members fill the cinema lobby of Legend Cinema in Phnom Phen.

This year’s edition saw a large collection of both Cambodian and international short films screened over 4 days at the Legend Premium Cinema Olympia in Phnom Penh.