WORKSHOPS

48-HOUR FILM CHALLENGE

Films tend to take a long time and cost a lot of money to make. The 48-Hour Film Challenge will force you to depart from this paradigm and work quickly and instinctually. Participants will meet on Thursday, July 4th for a talk by mentors Nottapon Boonprakob and Thitipong Kerdtongtawee, and receive the prompt to begin the challenge. They will then have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit their 3-minute film by Saturday, July 6th. All the films will be screened together for the public on Sunday, July 7th, where prizes will be awarded by the mentors. The winners will receive cash prizes of 20,000 THB (First Prize), 10,000 THB (Second Prize) and 5,000 THB (Third Prize).

Thursday, July 4th, 14:00 - 17:00


Auditorium

Sunday, July 7th, 17:00 - 20:00


Auditorium

Conducted in Thai only | Limited to 30 teams

PANELISTS

Nottapon BOONPRAKOB

Thitipong KERDTONGTAWEE

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Nottapon BOONPRAKORB

— started his filmmaking career with GDH studio in Thailand. He was the screenwriter for two features, Suckseed and May Who?, which achieved success at the local box office. In 2016, he decided to pursue his Masters degree in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His short Alex was shortlisted for the 2017 BAFTA Student Films Awards. His latest feature documentary 2,215 won several major film awards in Thailand and is screening globally on Netflix.

Thitipong KERDTONGTAWEE

— founded the production company Hello Filmmaker while still a student in university. He was launched into the limelight when his music video Khor by Lomosonic went viral within a day of launching. Since then, he has directed many viral trend-setting videos such as Go So Big by Peckish, The Only One by The 1 Card, Focus by Focus Film, and No Gecko by No Gecko Spray.

CRITICS’ CIRCLE

Contrary to popular belief, the role of the film critic is not to encourage people to like or dislike a film but simply to look more closely at the artistry before making up their mind. This workshop, led by mentors Prawit Taengaksorn and Graiwoot Chulapongsathorn, will cover critical perspectives in watching films and skills in organizing and writing your thoughts. Participants will meet in two 3-hour sessions, the first on Thursday July 4th and the second on Sunday, July 7th. In between, participants will attend film screenings held in conjunction with the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival and meet with the directors of the films for interviews and further discussions.


Thursday, July 4th, 14:00 - 17:00


Classroom 1

Sunday, July 7th, 10:00 - 13:00

Classroom 1

Conducted in Thai only | Limited to 10 participants

PANELISTS

Prawit TAENGAKSORN

Graiwoot CHULPHONGSATHORN

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Prawit TAENGAKSORN

— a prominent Thai film critic who writes for several magazines and online newspapers. He is a lecturer on film criticism at Bangkok University, Chulalongkorn University, Ramkhamhang University, and Thai Chamber of Commerce University. He has also authored and co-authored several books about film including ones on Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg. Since 2015, he has served on the board of directors of the Thai Film Archive (Public Organization).

Graiwoot CHULAPHONGSATHORN

— a film researcher, critic, curator, and short film producer. He holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from Queen Mary, University of London. He writes film reviews for several magazines and guest curates for film organizations internationally. He also works as a producer for Prapat Jiwarangsan’s documentaries and as a script consultant for many independent films in Thailand, including Anucha Boonyawattana's Malila. Graiwoot is currently a guest lecturer teaching film theory at Srinakharinwirot University.

THE FILM PRODUCER’S ROLE

While most understand the role of a film director, the role of a film producer is often shrouded in mystery. This lack of awareness extends even to film professionals, and yet no film can be made without a producer. This workshop, led by mentors Pimpaka Towira and Soros Sukhum, will shed light on the work of the producer and give participants an understanding of how to become one. The topics covered will include financing, budgeting, production, distribution, and exhibition. Participants will meet in two 3-hour sessions, the first on Friday, July 5th, and the second on Sunday, July 7th.


Friday, July 5th, 14:00 - 17:00

Classroom 2

Sunday, July 7th, 10:00 - 13:00

Classroom 2

Conducted in Thai only | Limited to 20 participants

PANELISTS

Pimpaka TOWIRA

Soros SUKHUM

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Pimpaka TOWIRA

— a Thai film director and producer. Her debut feature One Night Husband made her one of the first Thai female filmmakers to be noticed by international critics and viewers. She has served as a jury member for many film festivals and won the Silpathorn Award in 2009, granted by the Thai Ministry of Culture. Her most recent feature The Island Funeral received an award in the Asian Future category at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015.

Soros SUKHUM

— a Thai film producer. He began his career with the first generation of Thai independent filmmakers working on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Mysterious Object at Noon and Pimpaka Towira’s One Night Husband. Now with over fifteen years of experience, he has produced the films of many prominent Thai directors including Penek Ratanaruang, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee, Sivaroj Kongsakul, Anocha Suwichakornpong, and Aditya Assarat.

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