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Meta House

Copyright MetahouseMeta HouseCambodia’s first centre for media, art and communication, Meta House was established in the capital Phnom Penh in January 2007. German journalist and filmmaker Nico Mesterharm and his team aim to contribute to the revival of the Cambodian art and film scene after decades of turmoil.

In June 2010 the project makers opened a new facility at #37, Sothearos Boulevard: Meta House: Cambodian German Cultural Center is a joint project of the local NGO „Karuna“, the German Goethe-Institut and the „Art Plus Foundation“.

Set on more than 500 square metres the newly built centre accommodates a large gallery/multi-function room, the German language centre, the M.E.T.A film school, a rooftop cinema and the restaurant „Art Café“.

Besides regular exhibitions and film screenings, Meta House: Cambodian German Cultural Center also hosts dance, theatre and music events, as well as providing space for meaningful public events where NGOs are invited to conduct workshops and seminars.

In April 2009 Meta House Phnom Penh opened a masters class for Khmer filmmakers: The M.E.T.A program (Media Education and Training Academy) offers unique „on-the-job“ training, directed by German filmmaker Nico Mesterharm and funded by the German „Goethe-Institut“. Applicants must have experience in producing or directing documentaries or TV features. Language of instruction is English. Equipment and production facilities are provided.

The M.E.T.A program aims at strengthening the Cambodian documentary film scene.

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