Education and transmission are key pillars of MEMORY! International Film Festival. Hereafter some of the Programs of MEMORY! 2nd edition related to Education.

Partnerships between Educational entities in Cambodia with MEMORY! Festival: Universities, Schools and NGOs (2nd session)

Projectionist Training Program (2nd session)

Music&Cinema Educational Program (1st session)

Masterclasses with filmmakers, in the frame of a film heritage festival (1st session)

Partnerships between Educational entities in Cambodia with MEMORY! Festival: Universities, Schools and NGOs

For Universities, Schools and NGOs acting in the field of Childhood and Education, the Festival offers a Preferred Access to the Educational entities that wish to partner with the festival.

This Preferred Access enables them to make bookings in advance for screenings and conferences for their students/pupils.

Free admission to screenings and conferences.This Programs aims at involving teachers/professors and students in participating to the festival not only as spectators but also as speakers or direct contributors. It was implemented since the very first edition.

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Projectionnist Training Program (2nd edition)

A qualified projectionist, William Le Ny, was present at the festival during 2 weeks in order to screen all the films of the festival but also to train and educate 2 assistant projectionists. Those assistants are trained to 35mm screenings (dual 35mm projectors have installed in 2013 in Chaktomuk Theater) but also in digital formats. They have been educated within this MEMORY Education Program since May 2013 and are now able to screen mostly all formats, providing that they work as a duo and that they are in liaison with the qualified projectionist.
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William Le Ny (on the left), Chief Projectionist Officer for MEMORY, teaching Vanara Sovann, Assistant Projectionist for MEMORY

Music&Cinema Educational Program

In the frame of a cine-concert, a live performance for a silent film, major title Film Heritage comprises silent films… For the programming, that means that either there is a recorded soundtrack either there is a live performance on stage during the screening.

The idea is to create awareness about the screening of such films, by performing a live accompaniment, as it was the case at the early age of cinema. But this would be revamped with new instruments, new composition…

Among the MEMORY Festival objectives are this educational dimension. A recognized music composer, as a Guest Artist, will educate and coach some young Cambodian musicians during a few weeks before the festival and who will finally perform on stage.

This personality has to guide those musicians to compose this soundtrack for a live performance during MEMORY 2nd edition in June 2014 and further on create motivation for the discipline of film composer.

In 2014, famous Cambodian compositor, Him Sophy, has kindly accepted to participate in a music composition for films course aimed at 9 young musicians.

They gave a stage performance during the Closing Ceremony on June 8 at Chaktomuk Theater. The film was The extraordinary Adventures of Mr West in the Land of the Bolcheviks (1924) by Lev Koulechov.

For more information this educational program created in 2014, please access the specific page Music&Cinema within this web site.

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Masterclasses with filmmakers, in the frame of a film heritage festival

Asia film directors Brillante Mendoza (Phillipines) and Anthony Chen (Singapore), active ambassadors for film heritage cause, handled jointly a masterclass to young filmmakers of the region.

Asia film directors Brillante Mendoza (Phillipines) and Anthony Chen (Singapore), active ambassadors for film heritage cause, handled jointly a masterclass to young filmmakers of the region.

Brillante Ma Mendoza is a living national treasure of Independent Cinema in the Philippines. He is the first and only Filipino to win the Best Director award for his film, Kinatay (The Execution of P.), at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
“Brillante Ma. Mendoza movies are always an event to watch out for. The filmmaker holds the distinction of being the only Filipino director to win the Best Director trophy at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2009 for Kinatay. He bested among others such internationally acclaimed directors as Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion and Quentin Tarantino”. Rodmagaru - August 29th, 2012.
He is also the first and only Filipino to have competed in the official selection of all 3 major film festivals in the word – Cannes, Venice, and Berlin film festivals. He is likewise the first Filipino to win the grand prize, The Golden Leopard, for best film at the 58th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland in 2005 for his film, Masahista, which was shot in San Fernando, Pampanga. He is the first Filipino filmmaker to win the Best Director category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Asia’s equivalent to the Oscars) for his film Thy Womb.
“Director Brillante Mendoza received La Navicella/Venezia Cinema prize—The award is given by critics and the Rivisita del Cinematografo to the director of a film considered particularly relevant for the affirmation of human values.”
Brillante Mendoza is the first Filipino filmmaker whose films had theatrical releases in major European cities as well as distribution in Europe and North America. He is also the first Filipino and Asian auteur who has been given retrospectives of his films in major European cities, Central Europe, Scandinavian countries, Latin America, North America, and Asia including Russia.
Critics hail Mendoza as a neorealist, and his films depict the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, set against the universal struggle of life, love and death. Mendoza was born on July 30, 1960 to Pastor Mendoza and Gervacia Manguerra in San Fernando, Pampanga, where he spent his youth and became interested in the arts at an early age. He finished Fine Arts, major in advertising, at the 400-year-old pontifical University of Santo Tomas.

Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies at an early age of 17 to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He graduated from film school with his graduation film, G-23  which screened at multiple festivals worldwide and won awards in Europe and Asia. His second short film, Ah Ma (Grandma), was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Short Film at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded a Special Mention. Haze (2008), his next short screened in competition at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.
Collectively, his shorts have screened at numerous prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Busan, London, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Montreal, Melbourne, Chicago, Hawaii, etc. In 2009, he was accorded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore. In 2010, he completed his Masters in Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, UK. Anthony now works between London and Singapore.
His debut feature, Ilo Ilo, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Camera d’Or for Best Debut Feature, the first award for a Singapore feature film at Cannes. It picked up a further 30 awards at festivals worldwide including 4 Golden Horse Awards (Best Film, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress) at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, the equivalent of the Oscars for Chinese-speaking people worldwide. Anthony has also been recently named as Variety magazine’s 10 Directors to Watch.