Danech SAN
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Danech San

Danech San is a Cambodian director born in Battambang in 1991. After moving to Phnom Penh to study Interior Design, Danech turned into filmmaking and has worked in different production roles with Anti-Archive since 2015. Her first short film, A Million Years, won Best Southeast Asian Short at Singapore IFF 2018 and the Arte Award at Kurzfilm Hamburg 2019. Sunrise In My Mind, her second short film, held its world premiere in competition in 2020 in Busan International Film Festival and won the grand prize for live action shorts at PÖFF Shorts in Tallinn, Estonia. Both films have been broadcasted on Arte. She is an alumnus of the Locarno Filmmakers Academy and SEAFIC Seed Lab. Danech is also the founder of the Kampung Film Festival which promotes cinema culture in a nonurban context of Cambodia. She is currently developing her first feature film To Leave, To Stay.

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