2016 Angkor Photo Festival opens

Dec 3, 2016 | 12th Edition (2016), 2016 Festival Programme, Anjali WS 2016, Workshops 2016

2016 Angkor Photo Festival opens

Here we go! Just hours to go before we open our 12th Edition at our brand new Festival Zone!

We’ve got a huge line-up of activities, events, exhibitions, projection screenings and so much more for our visitors and the Siem Reap community to enjoy over the coming week. And of course, our professional workshops, an integral part of the festival, has already kicked off yesterday, and the annual Anjali Photo Workshops will soon be wrapping up after a final fun-filled weekend.

Angkor Photo Festival opens tonight

Please join us for the celebrations when the 12th Angkor Photo Festival opens. It’s all happening in our brand new Festival Zone, in the open space next to Amansara Resort. We’ve got an exciting night of entertainment and activities lined up. Here’s what is happening on the night:

  • 5.30pm – Amok Soul Project – live on stage.
    Made possible by our music partner, Hard Rock Cafe
  • 6.15pm – Documentary film screening I Wanna Be a Photojournalist
    By Valérie Bonniol and Sylvie De Ridder
  • 7.30pm Opening night of projections
    Curated by programme coordinator, Francoise Callier

The evening begins at 5.30pm but it’s a good idea to get there early so you can secure a great spot to watch our projections. We’ve got benches, picnic mats and cushions set up for you to use so you can enjoy the evening in comfort.

Amok Soul Project has been causing a stir in Siem Reap with their great acoustic sound and strong vocals — make sure you are there for this exciting performance. The 40 minute documentary, I Wanna Be a Photojournalist, was shot during our 10th Anniversary Edition. It showcases the Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops and explains what we do, what we are sharing through the festival and the impact it has on workshop participants. If you want to know more about the festival and how important it is to photographers throughout the region, make sure you come along for this screening.

Projections will screen every night throughout the festival, showcasing a diverse range of photographers and photographic projects. Our Opening Night projection screening is a fantastic collection featuring the work of 22 photographers from around the globe. The screening, curated by our long-time programme coordinator, Françoise Callier, highlights a variety of subjects and photographic styles.

Drinks & Food

No fear, we will have on site yummy street food carts and some of your favourite stalls so you won’t go hungry. Our Festival Bar will also be fully stocked to quench your thirst!


The Festival Zone is situated between the Royal Riverside Gardens and Amansara Resort, reachable via Charles de Gaulle. Locals will know the space well – this is where the fire trucks are usually parked.

Entry to all festival events is FREE. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

For a detailed outline of all our events throughout the festival check out our schedule.



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