My name is Vitou Nun, I am one of 11 organizers who are currently planning a new Youth Film Festival (YFF) that will be hosted in Phnom Penh on the 8th of June, 2019. Our goal is to introduce film making to students from government schools, to contribute to the growth of our national film industry, to give the students possible future careers, and to open up their minds to different ways of expressing their thoughts or addressing different problems in society. With this aim, we are working to teach and guide them through the basics of scriptwriting, film producing and editing.
In order to make this project successful, we have been to several government schools in the provinces to provide film workshops, which lasted for two days. After the workshop, the students were required to submit their films in Khmer. The top two films from each school will be showcased alongside three short films from the Chaktomuk Film Festival.
I am writing to you in the hopes that UNDP will help us to fund our project so that we can spark the interest of young Cambodians in the film industry. All sponsorship funding is directly invested into the festival’s catering and operations. Areas of expenditure include:
- Theater rental
- Certificates of appreciation
- Transportation and food for students, who are directors and editors of their film from 3 provinces: Kampong Thom, Kampong Speu, and Kandal
- t-shirts for organizers
Please let us know if you need more information; we would love to help you understand more about the project and its mission if needed.