We have more than 40 films in our five-day program, each shedding light on vital issues and bringing attention to the diversity and complexity of the Cambodian diaspora. As such, we hope that you, as artists, will help us to share these films and other CTFF events with as many people as possible. Please encourage your friends, family, colleagues, and supporters to explore the entire line-up, and choose one or more films they have not yet seen (or perhaps even heard about) to experience. This virtual CTFF is an exceptional event in an extraordinary time, and we want everyone to be part of our collective audience.
Again, thank you for being a part of the 8th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival – Virtual Edition. We are grateful beyond words, and hope you enjoy experiencing the different films as much as we have.
This campaign page is dedicated to supporting our small businesses in Cambodia Town, Long Beach that are facing unprecedented challenges. Not only have our local businesses suffered because of the Covid-19 pandemic, now some are also losing property as a result of looting and vandalism. This fund is not just for Cambodian businesses, but for any business in the Cambodia Town district affected by the looting and vandalism. I know you may be thinking that their insurance will cover the damages, but this isn’t the case. While basic liability insurance is required for all businesses, looting and pandemic are not covered in most of these plans. These are extraordinary times, and our local businesses need our help.
Remember, many of these businesses has been giving to the community, they helped sponsored parade, sarong party, culture shows and film festival, now its time for us to help them back. They’re not asking for much, just enough to get back on their feet, back to business. This is for that friendly neighborhood shop where the owners know you by your first name, the store with 10-year-old kid working the cash register because their parents run the place, that corner market now owned by immigrants and refugees who came here with nothing. This is for the hangs, the shops, the markets, and the bodegas.