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Kep National Park

Kep National Park is a national park of Cambodia in the Kep region of Cambodia. Established in 1993, it covers an area of 50 km². The nearest town lies at Krong Kaeb.
The park includes a small mountain range with tracks and trails which are popular with tourists. The trails boast incredible views of Phu Quoc and the Bokor Ranges on the south and west sides, and views across islands of the vast Vietnamese marine reserve in Kiên Giang to the east side.

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Botum Sakor National Park

Botum Sakor National Park is the biggest national park of Cambodia. Situated on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Botum Sakor (or Botumsakor) is a peninsula projecting southwest from the Cardamom Mountains. The National Park comprises 171,250 hectares of designated park land and spans three districts of Koh Kong Province: Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Koh Kong. The park is under the administration of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment.

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Wildlife
Botum Sakor National Park has a very rich and varied wildlife, some of which is unique to the world. The Pileated Gibbons (Hylobates pileatus) are just one of eight globally endangered mammalian species found living here.

The national park of Botum Sakor has a very rich and varied wildlife that is unique in the world. Only very little on-location research has been done and published on the biodiversity of the area so far and for the remote interior of the park, no scientific investigation has ever been carried out, due to the area’s extremely hard terrainNevertheless, the limited available knowledge and emerging understanding, are clearly showing that this area is of very high importance on a global level, with many threatened and endemic species living here. More than a few are even listed as critically endangered on the international IUCN Red List. Therefore the establishment of the area as a national park in 1993, was an important step towards securing the biodiversity of planet Earth.

Mammals
As of 2009, evidence of over 44 mammal species have been found within the national park boundaries, eight of which are of high conservation priority, being listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, some of them critically. These endangered species includes the Sunda Pangolin (anis javanica), Bengal Slow Loris (Nycticebus bengalensis), Indochinese Lutung (Trachypithecus germaini), Hog Deer (Axis porcinus), Dhole (Cuon alpinus), Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), and Pileated Gibbon (Hylobates pileatus). Local poachers affirm,that the Pileated gibbons here forms a considerable population and it has been speculated, that the national park might in fact contain as much as 10% of the global population. Recent camera-trap evidence suggests, that the area is also home to the critically endangered Indochinese tiger.

Many other threatened species have their home in Botum Sakor National Park, in fact over a quarter of the mammalian species here are of conservation interest due to their global status.These include large-toothed ferret badger (Melogale personata), hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana), smooth-coated otter (Lutra perspicillata), Sambar deer, Large-spotted civet and more. There is a possibility that sun bear and moon bear might be present as well.

Amphibians and reptiles
Surprisingly only a relatively small number of amphibian species have been found on the premisses of the national park. The area was expected to hold a large number of species, since the Cardamom Mountains are home to many and there are a broader variety of ecosystems to be found in Botum Sakor, compared to the mountains. Many of the amphibians found in the park, are of great importance nonetheless. Both the Mortensen’s frog (Rana mortenseni) and Spine-Glanded Mountain Frog (Paa fasciculispina) are endemic to the south west of Cambodia and the Thailand-owned section of the Cardamom mountain range and there are two threatened species of turtle and one species of tortoise living here.

Most of the many reptiles of Botum Sakor are snakes, including charismatic species such as the king cobra and the Malay pit viper. Snakes are regularly seen, and subsequently hacked to death by local residents, at local plantations. There is also a known small population of Siamese crocodiles in some of the parks creeks. Cambodia in fact retains the worlds largest population of this critically endangered species, which was recently (2007) thought to be extinct even. The larger saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is also here, and although it is of least concern from a global conservational viewpoint, they are threatened in South-east Asia. In Cambodia, saltwater crocodiles are thought to be restricted to Koh Kong Province.

Birds
There are several hundred species of birds to be found within the park area, but only preliminary research has been carried out so far. Of particular interest to conservationists is the white-winged duck (Cairina scutulata), which is endangered and one of the rarest waterfowl in Asia. There are a number of other threatened or near-threatened birds here too, like green peafowl (Pavo muticus), lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster), great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and grey-headed fish eagle (Icthyophaga icthyaetus).[2]

Insects
The research on the Lepidopterans (butterflies and moths) in Botum Sakor, is also preliminary and at the same time unique for the country as a whole, since very little research on this group have been published on Cambodia at all. As of 2009, 147 species of lepidoterans have been recorded in the park, with as many as 49 species in the Nymphalidae family alone. Almost all the Lepidoteran species (and individuals) were found in the dense forests or the swamp forests, with very few in the open areas of meadow and river edge habitats. Apart from the Nymphalidae, a larger number of species of the Satyridae family has also been registered in the swampy forest habitats; a mean of 38 species per habitat area. The most common species in the park overall, seems to be the common evening brown butterfly (Melanitis leda: Satyridae). Due to the lack of identification literature on butterflies and moths in Cambodia, a number of unidentifiable species have been caught during research projects.

 

 

Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park is a national park in Cambodia. It is located mostly in Phnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province, while a smaller section is in neighboring Koh Kong Province.

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Ream National Park

Ream National Park is a national park of Cambodia located 18 km from Sihanoukville city in the Prey Nob district of the Sihanoukville municipality in south-eastern Cambodia. It was established in 1993, as the Cambodian government began to take action for the protection of the country’s threatened natural resources. The national park’s biological value is defined by its combination of rivers, forests, mangroves, estuaries, beaches, coral reefs, wildlife and marine life.

Natural Resources

Wildlife found or reported in the national park includes, but is not limited to, rhesus monkeys, dugongs, turtles, dolphins, mouse deer, Sarus crane and pelicans Vegetation habitats of the park include lowland evergreen forest, melaleuca forests and mangrove forestDespite all this, the National Park is a substantial local economic resource Almost 30,000 people or 5,500 households live in the 5 communes that overlap or border Ream National Park, and population growth rates are estimated at nearly 3%. Four of these Communes are located on the boundary of Ream, and a total of 13 villages have land lying within the Park’s boundaries.

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ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2014 Trainees Recruitment

ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2014 (hereinafter FLY2014), an ASEAN-ROK Co-operation Project and a filmmaking workshop co-organized by Busan Film Commission, Myanmar

Motion Picture Development Department and Asian Film Commissions Network (hereinafter AFCNet), calls for applications.
FLY2014 seeks to nurture the future leaders of Asian film industry by discovering young aspiring film talents from the 10 ASEAN countries and Korea, as well as to establish a stable filmmaking infrastructure in the region which can contribute to future productions of diverse films in Asia. Anyone interested and passionate in filmmaking is sincerely welcome to apply.

Apply for Filming

  • —Submit the request through a Cambodian government office in your home country: Cambodia Embassy or Cambodia consulate
  • —Submit request directly to the Cambodia Film Office ( mostly recommended in order to gain efficiency, particularly, concerning the delays). In this case, either production team or their representative (the coordinator) can submit Read More »

Why Shooting here

  • No import tax on shooting related equipment, props and gear
  • Low-cost labor, extras and craftsmen
  • Quick permits and access to secure natural landscapes to stage your shoot
  • Location rate to foreign production for all services with the assistant of Cinema Department.
  • International standard grip and lighting equipment in the country since 2009

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Cambodia Film Office

The Cambodia Film Office of the Kingdom of Cambodia is an office under the Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts mandated to promote and support the development of Cambodia film industry.

The Cambodia Film Office can handle everything concerning to the shooting as a first point of contact for preparing a shoot in Cambodia. Moreover, it can help you to find a coordinator who could organize all the procedures and all the research.

The History of Cambodia Cinema

Cinema in Cambodia began in the 1950s, and many films were being screened in theaters throughout the country by the 1960s, which are regarded as the “golden age”. After a decline during the Khmer Rouge regime, competition from video and television has meant that the Cambodian film industry is a small one.

As early as the 1920s, documentary films were shot in Cambodia by foreign filmmakers. By the 1930s, King Norodom Sihanouk had a desire for films and dreamed of stardom before the French chose him to be king. Even after his selection, he kept in mind the idea of acting or directing. The first Cambodian-made films were made in the 1950s by filmmakers who had studied overseas. They included Roeum Sophon, Ieu Pannakar and Sun Bun Ly. The United States Information Service held training workshops during this era and provided equipment. One film from this time was Dan Prean Lbas Prich (Footprints of the Hunter), made by off-dutCambodian military personnel using American equipment and containing footage of Cambodian hill tribes.

Sun Bun Ly’s first film was Kar Pear Prumjarei Srei Durakut (Protect Virginity). He also established the first private production company, Ponleu Neak Poan Kampuchea. His success inspired others, such as Ly Bun Yim, to try their hand.