Angelina Jolie to lead Cambodia Film Fest

Angelina Jolie is the president of CIFF's Honorary Committee.

26 Nov – This year's Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) will have Hollywood star Angelina Jolie-Pitt leading its newly formed Honorary Committee.

"I'm proud to support the Cambodian International Film Festival and Cambodia as a home for vibrant and innovative filmmaking," said the actress in a statement.

"Cambodia's rich history, long culture and talented people mean it has a huge amount to offer the region and the world. I am honoured to be part of the 2015 Festival Committee, and looking forward to the exciting mix of Cambodian and international films we will be sharing with you this year."

The Honorary Committee is a gathering of film professionals who support the development of the local film industry and will contribute to producing or promoting meaningful Cambodian films.

Other members of the committee are Cambodian filmmakers Rithy Panh and Sok Visal, Cambodian-American filmmaker Kalyanee Mam, Cambodia-based South Korean film festival curator Park Sung-Ho, American director and producer Caylee So and Nicholas Simon, and Australian documentary filmmaker James Gerrand.

Apart from being the president of the Honorary Committee, Jolie is also currently busy in Siem Reap and Battambang filming her 2016 Cambodian feature for Netflix, "First They Killed My Father".

Cambodia International Film Festival 2015 returns for its sixth edition in Phnom Penh from 4 to 10 December.

(Photo source: The Wrap)

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