Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

In this July 30, 2015, file photo, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, visits Jan Mai Kaung refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. (AP)

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

Organizers said in a statement Wednesday that Jolie Pitt, who is in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival’s honorary committee.

The festival, which is in its 6th year, runs Dec. 4-10. It is screening 130 films from 34 countries.

Jolie Pitt is currently in the Southeast Asian country filming an adaptation of a Khmer Rouge biography, “First They Killed My Father,” based on a 2000 memoir by Cambodian author and human rights activist Luong Ung.