Two Cambodian filmmakers received the top two prizes at the inaugural Tropfest Southeast Asia (SEA) short film festival in Penang, Malaysia, on Saturday night, with 24-year-old Sothea Ines’ directorial debut “Rice” voted best film and earning her $10,000 and a trip to meet some of Hollywood’s leading players. Twelve finalists were judged live on Saturday by a panel of five, including Oscar-winning director Adam Elliot and*“Legally Blonde” director Robert Luketic, in front of a crowd of more than 4,000 people. The other Cambodian in the festival, 24-year-old Polen Ly, was voted runner up with his silent short film
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