Fund Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2019 for Your Legacies!

Overview

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (CSFF) has been known as the very first and largest SHORT film festival in Cambodia. At CSFF, we believe it is important for our young filmmakers to start their careers with this kind of accessible and creative content. Since 2012, winners from our festival go on to become internationally acclaimed. This year, we are facing a new challenge, so huge for us to overcome alone. So we are now calling upon your generosity to keep this festival running at its decent pace.

About “Your” Festival

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival (CSFF) has been Cambodia’s largest officially recognized international-grade short film festival since its founding year, 2012. This annual platform for young filmmakers has been established to showcase their creative works without heavy investment to the mass. CSFF’s impact is known to celebrate the culture of short films, in Cambodia for Cambodian youth who love films, to showcase their works, to gain more knowledge about the film industry, and to bridge them with this sector for its improvement and expansion in the future and also for international markets.

CSFF 2019 Needs Your Support.

Exchange of Values and Support

While, in previous years, we rely a lot on private sponsors, this year, confirmation is still under way. Alarmingly, we believe now is the right time for our fans and audience to join us to keep this legacy moving on. 

From our budget plan, the decent amount of funding is approximately $20,000 in total. However, by end of August, we expect some sponsorship to com in. So our target of $10,000is meant to cover mainly the following expenses:

* Outreach campaigns at schools/universities ($2,000),

* Venue setup and management ($3,000), 

* Promotional materials ($3,300), and

* Partially, award to our winners this year ($1,700). 

Our perks range from simply fancy opening and closing invitations to sacred handcrafted statues as Vishnu and Buddha. The more you chip in, the more worthy you feel about yourself and your support to our festival and winning filmmakers. 

Even if this campaign fails to reach our target amount, we are going to still use the collected funds, with necessary costs, with proportionate scale-down, yet with similar efficiency. 

CSFF Closing with our Champion and Finalists

The Impact

In the past 7 years, below is what we have achieved, among others: 

  • Empowered  over 500 young volunteers to lead our film activities;
  • Mobilized over 200 local youth to make/produce their (first) short films;
  • Trained over 500 participants in making short films (fiction/documentary), through FilmCamps;
  • Screened over 400 titles out of 4,000 entries, from Cambodia and other parts of the world.

So your contribution, either small or huge, will keep – if not, increase – the momentum of our annual film movement, not only for local, but also international filmmakers.  

Chaktomuk Film Insight 2016 in Battambang

Only Returns, but No Risk for you

Actually, our fundraising has been launched rather to bridge our financial gap, which means we are already securing some amount from a few sponsors/partners. So your support will complete what we are lacking – if not, waiting for. Of course, we can save you from this risk by returning you the perks we’ve promised in this campaign. 

Truth is, this is not our first time to crowdfund a project/event. We had a good experience raising funds for an omnibus series back in 2014, with Pram Ang. Although our online campaign seemed undesirable, we purposely completed this with offline fundraising, alongside! 

Sunflower FilmCamp 2017 – Battambang

Other Ways to Help Us

You want to help us, but have trouble with this platform? Here are your alternatives:

1- ABA – SUNFLOWER FILM ORGANIZATION – 000804814

2- WING/True Money/Other money transfer platforms – 098 559 353

3- Check – issued to: SUNFLOWER FILM ORGANIZATION

4- Cash – contact 098 559 353

And remember to notify us by email or our Page inbox. For sure, feel free to spread your love around your network 🙂 

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