Luang Prabang Film Festival Goes From Strength To Strength

Luang Prabang, the well-preserved northern capital of Laos, doesn’t have a single working cinema. But over the first week of December, the streets of its Unesco-sanctioned historic district filled with cinephiles hailing from all over the region and beyond for the latest edition of Luang Prabang Film Festival, or LPFF.
Thirty-two feature films were screened, which ended on Dec 7, all of them from the Asean nations of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, ……

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MINI VIENTIANALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS

The Mini Vientianale International Short Film Festival returns to the silver screen from March 11-13 2016. The festival showcases an exciting line-up of national and international short films to the Vientiane community both indoors for daytime screenings and under the stars in the evenings at the Cinema Department, off Khouvieng Road.
The final evening of the festival will be……

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Major Cineplex Group Is Expanding In Laos, Aiming To Have 30 Movie Screens Within Three Years

Entering the country of 7 million people through its partner Platinum Cineplex, Thailand’s largest movie-theatre operator Major Cineplex Group formed a 60:40 joint venture to open its first five movie screens in Vientiane, for a total investment of about Bt75 million.
“We expect at least 500,000 movie tickets will be sold in the ……

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Casting Call: TV Series For People In The UXO Clearance Industry

A small Australian TV production consortium (Mayfair Productions and The Media Tribe) has received Lao PDR Foreign Mass Media Division Press Department permission to film a people-at-work TV series on the UXO clearance and associated industries in Lao PDR.
If you are interested in meeting the film crew – and possibly even getting on the TV show – come and meet the crew at …..

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Major Improvement, Platinum Experience

Less than one week, after months of rumours, on August 6, 2015, the Major Platinum Cineplex Theater finally opened its doors to the public at Vientiane Center. I was very excited to see how the whole experience would compare. Nonetheless, I set my expectations low. After all, Vientiane is already equipped with two ….

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