Our City Festival is Cambodia’s first and only public festival to bring together creatives from Cambodian cities to focus on urbanism and it’s influences on contemporary culture.
OCF activates Cambodia’s urban environments through art, architecture and ideas that is characterized by a spirit of accessibility, learning and innovation for all.
We believe that creativity is essential to a diverse and vibrant city making it a better place to live.
Initiated in 2008 by Java Arts, Our City Festival acknowledges Cambodian cities accelerated urban changes and its intersection with the surge of activity in contemporary arts. Presenting art and architecture themed exhibitions, events, performances, screenings, educational talks and tours and workshops, OCF examines Cambodia’s present, remembers its past and envisions its future through a creative vision.
In the past five years, it has operated as a creative and critical exploration of the city’s urban trajectory whilst seeking to reflect on change and document them through artistic response and expression.
It is a platform for Cambodian creatives to celebrate their own voice, create their own vision, ignite their imaginations and be exposed to a diverse and engaging audience.
Link to digital catalogue 2012
Cultural partners work with the festival collaboratively to build the program by contributing their own creative projects.
Advancing Engineering Consultants
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre
If you have any questions, comments, enquires or would like to know more about the festival please do not hesitate in contacting us.
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Langlois, Director and Founder: email@example.com
Daen Kelly, Marketing and Communications Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Wynne, Sponsorship and Volunteers Manager: email@example.com
Michelle O’Brien, Events Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hang Sokunthea, Assistant Producer: email@example.com
Sok Kimheng, Assistant Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sovan Philong, City Curator for Phnom Penh: email@example.com
Oun Savann, City Curator for Siem Reap: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sasha Contable, City Curator for Siem Reap: email@example.com
Mao Soviet, City Curator for Battambang: firstname.lastname@example.org
When is the festival?
For a full ten days OCF will launch its sixth edition in Phnom Penh, following with a 3 day city focus on Siem Reap and Battambang.
The festival dates for all three cities are:
Phnom Penh 17th – 26th, January 2014
Siem Reap 31th January – 02th February 2014
Battambang 7th – 9th February 2014
Where is the festival held?
The festival will be held across the three cities in our partner locations, public spaces and main exhibition space that will be confirmed with the final program.
Please click here to see the program
Do you need to buy tickets to attend the festival?
The festival is a free festival with no ticketed events.
How do I become involved as a creative?
The submission deadline for OCF, 2014 has passed. We will not be looking for submissions until OCF, 2015. Please check our website closer to the next festival date for Open Call Releases. Thank you for your interest in the festival and we look forward to hearing from you then.
How do I become involved as a volunteer?
The submission deadline for OCF, 2014 volunteer program has passed. However, OCF is interested in hearing from volunteers with special skills who are available any time between December 2013 and January 2014.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at: email@example.com
How can I support the festival?
You can support the festival as either a private or public sector. Please visit our Support page to learn more ways of how you can contribute.
What type of events can we expect?
OCF offers a wide range of events through projects that innovate, challenge and enrich Cambodia’s urban environment.
We offer art and architectural themed:
- Educational talk and tours
Created by selected international and local artists working in the following media formats:
- Mixed Media
- Digital Media
- Interactive Displays
Will events be held at different times in each city?
The time and locations of events will be confirmed once the program is finalised and released to the public.
How can I get the most recent updates on the festival?
We will be using our Website, Newsletter and Social Media outlets to make live updates on the festival, post festival announcements and share festival event details.
Click here to get connected to OCF.
Who are the festival sponsors?
Gold Sponsor: The U.S. Embassy
Silver Sponsor: ANZ Royal
Bronze Sponsors: UNESCO, Cambodia Living Arts, Tengbom, Golden Gekko
Who are the festival media partners?
Who is the major donor?
Joe Development Ltd
Does the festival have a child protection policy?
Festival team members and Youth Ambassadors complete child protection training with Friends International and must comply with a child protection agreement available in both Khmer and English.
Who organizes OCF?
OCF is organized by JavaArts, a cultural non-profit enterprise that was launched in partnership with Java Cafe & Gallery in 2000 in Phnom Penh, where it operates a gallery and arts lab.
What is OCF’s legal status?
OCF operates as a non-profit with an external Advisory Committee that reviews all process. Currently, it does not have official non-profit status but we are in the process of registering as a 501(c)(3) in the United States of America.
Who are the different types of partners who work with OCF?
- Sponsors are businesses or organizations that make a financial investment to support the festival and cultural development in return for marketing benefits.
- Donors are individuals, businesses or organizations who make a donation to support the festival and cultural development.
- Cultural Partners are non-commercial institutions who donate content and / or space.
- Venue Partners are commercial venues who donate space.
- Contributors are people or organizations who donate expertise, time and materials.
Who are the different types of people who work on OCF?
- Team Members work on festival operations, marketing and production. Team members receive a stipend.
- City Curators work on developing and producing the city programs. City Curators receive a stipend.
- Youth Ambassadors are student volunteers who complete a 3 month internship style program and provide production and event support.
- The Advisory Committee are two arts practitioners based overseas who provide voluntary strategic support.
- Participants are people and cultural organizations who receive small grants to produce creative content for the festival programs.