Category Archives: Art


Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced the lineup for its eighth annual event, which will run 8-13 December 2017.

Official selections are made by experts and critics from across Southeast Asia referred to as “Motion Picture Ambassadors,” and represent a carefully chosen collection of what they believe …

‘Dearest Sister’ Becomes Laos’ First Ever Academy Awards Entry

2017 has shaped up to be an unprecedented year of firsts for Laos. With the country sending its first ever participant to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant, to its first ever film submission to the Academy Awards.

In the country’s first-ever Oscars submission, Laos has selected Mattie Do’s …

Luang Prabang Film Festival Searches for New Talent

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced that it is looking for applicants for its 2017 Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers, to be led by Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI). The Lab, which will focus on grant writing and project pitching, will be held during the opening weekend of …

Laos Announces Submission of Film for 90th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Category

Luang Prabang, 18 July 2017 — In a historic first for the small Southeast Asian country, Laos will submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 90th Academy Awards, to be held on 4 March 2018.
The Academy Awards, better …

Khampha and the Ivory Princess Unites Performers From Laos and China


In a celebration of culture and cooperation between the strengthening partnership of Laos and China, 150 talented performers between the two countries, premiered an impressive stage production called “Kampha and the Ivory Princess” on May 9th at the the National Cultural Hall.

“Kampha and the Ivory Princess” is based on

Lao Rocker ‘Sack Cells’ Goes Viral in China with “Belt and Road” Song

Sack Cells Belt and Road Song

Athisack Ratanavong, or more popularly known as ‘Sack Vong Cells’, is recognized in Laos as being a talented rock musician and singer for his work at Indee Records. However, the Lao national has recently caught the attention of people in China with his soft rock track, “Yidaiyilu”, the Chinese

Film Review: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell Film Review

A couple of nights ago, my wife and I watched the 1995 Ghost in the Shell original anime for the first time in something like 15 years. I wanted to refamiliarize myself with the source material before buying my ticket, moreso because of the two years of controversy that began

TEDxLanexangAve Releases Much Anticipated Videos of Talks

TEDxLanexangAve Releases Much Anticipated Videos of Talks

TEDxLanexangAve has released the full videos of each of its speakers’ talks on its official YouTube channel. This is the first time that a TEDx event has been organized in Laos.

The Idea of Laos | Anoulak Kittikhoun
What is the idea of Laos? The idea of Laos, like all …