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Australia Concludes Southeast Asia Trade Deal

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Cambodians advise Australia how to better assist people with disabilities

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Australia helps bring Khmer Rouge leader to Justice

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Australians Act to Preserve Ancient Cambodian Textile Heritage

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4-7 DECEMBER 2008

Thursday, December 04 Friday, December 05 Saturday, December 06 Sunday, December 07

10:00 - 11:30 The Dish Harvie Krumpet & Magic Pudding The Dish Bootmen
14:00 - 16:00 Harvie Krumpet & Magic Pudding Bootmen Jindabyne Ten Canoes
19:00 - 21:00 Lucky Miles (Starting at 19:30) Jindabyne Ten Canoes Lucky Miles

The Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that it will host Cambodia’s first Australian Film Festival from 4 to 7 December in Phnom Penh. The film festival will give Cambodians and foreign residents alike an opportunity to view seven award-winning Australian films, and will present a range of perspectives on Australian culture and modern society. The films, all of which will be presented in 35mm format, include the features Lucky Miles, The Dish, Bootmen, Jindabyne and Ten Canoes, as well as the shorter animations The Magic Pudding and the Oscar-winning Harvey Krumpet.

The film festival will be officially launched on 4 December with a reception at the Australian Centre for Education, followed by a premier screening of Lucky Miles. Lucky Miles features a Cambodian character Arun (played by Kenneth Moraleda) and was partially filmed in Phnom Penh.

Films will be screened in English at the Lux Cinema at 10am, 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are free and available from the cinema beforehand.

The first Australian Film Festival in Cambodia has been made possible through the generous support of Screen Australia, ANZ Royal Bank, Allens Arthur Robinson lawyers, IDP, Indochina Starfish Foundation and OZ Minerals.

Media Enquiries: Fiona Cochaud, DHOM, 023 213 470
Australian Embassy Phnom Penh
2 December 2008