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Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

By Associated Press
Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival
In this November 5, 2015 file photo, writer-director-producer-actress Angelina Jolie Pitt attends the opening night gala premiere of Universal Pictures' By the Sea during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images / AFP)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.

The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honorary committee, organizers said.

The festival held in the capital, Phnom Penh, runs Dec 4-10 and is screening 130 films from 34 countries.

"Cambodia's rich history, long culture and talented people mean it has a huge amount to offer the region and the world," Jolie Pitt said in a statement issued Tuesday by the festival. "I'm proud to support the Cambodia International Film Festival and Cambodia as a home for vibrant and innovative filmmaking."

Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

US actress Angelina Jolie (right ) shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left ) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Sept 17, 2015. Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie is to make a film about Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a war-scarred child for Netflix. ( AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY)

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