Making Sbek Thom: An Interview with a Phare Teacher

  If your home had been ripped apart by civil war, and your culture and arts almost completely erased, what would you do? For the teachers at Phare Ponleu Selpak, the answer is clear: study these ancient arts, and pass them on to the students. This January, through workshops and knowledge sharing, our teachers worked […]

In Memory of Rin Sophat

The Phare Family lost a beloved member on the 24th December. Our artist and friend, Rin Sophat (graduate from VAAS in July 2016) passed away. We will be remembered for his spirit and beautiful creations. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace. នេះជាការបាត់បង់នូវសមាជិកម្នាក់ក្នុងគ្រួសារសមាគមហ្វារពន្លឺសិល្បៈជាទីស្រលាញ់ កាលពី ថ្ងៃទី 24 ខែធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ 2016 កន្លងទៅ។ សិល្បករ និងមិត្តភក្តិរបស់យើង គឺ […]

Student Stories: Sreyleak from Circus

Meet Sreyleak, a 17-year-old circus student at Phare Ponleu Selpak. Today, Sreyleak performs in one of our mainstage circus shows under the big top, excels at contortion and trapeze, and even traveled to Rwanda earlier in 2016. But this hasn’t always been the case. Sreyleak, like many of the children at Phare, went through some […]

Students Take On Animation Festival in Phnom Penh Organized by the French Institute of Phnom Penh, School of Visual Arts and Applied Arts, VAAS – Phare Ponleu Selpak is joining this animation festival by presenting a program of 14 short films made by its students and professionals from the animation studio. Organisé par l’ Institut Francais de Phnom Penh, L’école d’arts visuels […]

VAAS Student Featured in Cambodia Daily Sreyneang, a young graduate of VAAS in animation and employed by Phare Creative Studio, had the opportunity to present her final film at two animation festivals organized in Cambodia. A good article was published by the Cambodian Daily on October 20, 2016, here is the publication link above. Son Sreyneang, une jeune diplômée de […]

VAAS Students Awarded in Phnom Penh

On the occasion of the DIGISTA TEENS festival held in Phnom Penh on 24 September 2016, two prizes were distributed for the animation short films of the young graduates of VAAS, Sin Thukna (Best Decors) and Son Sreyneang (best scenario). Congratulations! À l’occasion du festival DIGISTA TEENS qui s’est tenu à Phnom Penh le 24 […]