2006/Aug/24

"Tsu", top left, is an episode in the ensemble of tsunami short films.

Thailand will be well represented at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival at the end of August. Besides Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century, which has been invited to the main competition, another Thai short film has been selected into Circuito Off: Venice International Short Film Festival, a sidebar event held from Sept 1-7.

The short that has been picked is Tsu, directed by Pramote Sangsorn. Tsu is one of the 13 digital shorts commissioned by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture last year to commemorate the first anniversary of the tsunami tragedy.

Tsu is one of the best works in the 13-piece package. Pramote combines poetic drifts with oblique symbolism, and the result is strangely touching. The film opens with a five-minute-long tracking shot in which we see nothing but two skinny legs staggering across the shallows. Those legs, scarred and injured, belong to the boy who goes around changing the warning flags on the beach from green to red. Later, his legs will heal, but the final shot of the boy dragging his swan-boat is a reminder of how difficult, how heavy, it is for happiness to return.

Pramote is a former child star who had his heyday starring in a number of teen movies and TV series in the early 1990s. He later began making short movies, and some of them have been well received. He's also in the process of trying to get funding for his first feature movie, a step that's increasingly difficult for any filmmaker with a non-mainstream script.

Tsu may draw interest for its individual brilliance, but the 13-film tsunami package has been travelling film festivals in many countries since it first came out last October. This year, they have been screened at Singapore International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Short Film Festival, Vision du Reel in Nyon, Switzerland, Jogya Netpac Asian Film Festival Indonesia, and they will go to the upcoming Pusan International Film Festival in Korea in October.

2006/Aug/11

Ten long years of shorts

Still going strong after a decade, the Thai Short Film and Video Festival provides a stage for experimentation and innovation

KONG RITHDEE

The Thai Short Film and Video Festival is a friendly and informal affair that firmly values substance over style. Above, stills from shorts featured at the cinefest.

You can't always make a long story short, but the Thai Film Foundation has found a way to make a short film event a very long and engaging story. Now in its 10th year, the annual Thai Short Film and Video Festival is this city's longest running cinefest. And to mark its first decade the organiser has cooked up the most expansive programmes of homemade movies and international flavours, which kick off next Thursday, August 17 at Pridi Banomyong Institute.

From its origins as a paltry affair, the festival has matured over the years into an event that plays a huge part in grooming first-time filmmakers and eager cinema students. It had a hand in shaping the local indie movement before anybody knew what indie really was. And the fest's survival through the decade is possible despite the disheartening lack of steady sponsors and heavy promotion. It began, to put it bluntly, as a yearly gathering for film geeks, but it turns out that geeks can display the highest level of loyalty.

"We spent the early years proving to our audience and supporters that we were determined to make this a relevant activity among young Thai movie enthusiasts," says Chalida Uabumrungjit, chief of the Thai Film Foundation. "Lately we've had more support from cultural organisations, such as the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, the British Council and Japan Foundation, which allows us to create a more extensive programme."

Chalida and her team have watched a few thousand shorts since they launched the fest in 1997. The first edition saw only 30 submissions, mostly from students. This year there were 330 movies sent in from all over the country, from a precocious grade 7 student to a 40-something. "We show everything sent to us, even though a portion of them are of amateur quality - or when there are only a dozen viewers at the screening," says Chalida. "We believe in providing an incubator for future film talents."

It's proved to be the right attitude. In the fourth year, a young director - Apichatpong Weerasethakul - submitted his experimental short to the fest. Today, the man has become an internationally recognised figure in contemporary cinema. There's also a long list of alumni of the festival who've gone on to direct successful feature films, like Pakpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisantanakul (who co-directed the horror hit Shutter), Songyos Sukmakanat (DekHor, or Dorm), and Tiwa Methaisong (Pee Chong Air, or The Sister).

Before alternative movies made headway into Bangkok pop culture, the festival had curated foreign flicks that became a counterpoint to the Hollywood imports that dominated the popular consciousness. European shorts, Chinese indies and Southeast Asian experiments by obscure filmmakers have been programmed into the fest since 1998, and exposure to these non-mainstream works paved the way for their wider acceptance in subsequent years when larger movie festivals took place in the capital.

"Some of the things we showed seemed to be a year ahead of their time," says Chalida. "So, right from the beginning, we never really showed the 'in' thing, but I guess that's all right!"

At a time when there are no fewer than five short film events in Bangkok, the Thai Short Film and Video Festival remains the bedrock of the hopefuls and the enthusiasts. It remains, at the same time, a friendly, rather informal affair whose focus is firmly fixed on substance and not style.

"And we hope to continue doing it like this," says Chalida. "We keep our fingers crossed and hope that with consistent support, we'll be able to continue doing it this way."

SHORT X HIGHLIGHTS

The 10th Short Film and Video Festival runs from August 7 to September 3, mainly at the auditorium of Pridi Banomyong Institute in Thong Lo. Besides the Thai movies in competition, the festival will screen a variety of short, feature-length and documentary programmes. Most non-Thai films will have Thai subtitles.

For a detailed schedule visit http://www.thaifilm.com, or call 02-800-2716.

Talk to Her: Three digital shorts by a trio of filmmakers from three countries. The ensemble includes Twelve Twenty, a nearly wordless love story adapted from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book and directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang from Thailand; About Love, another romantic ode adapted from a Chekov story and directed by Darezhan Omirbayev from Kazakhstan; and No Day Off, directed by Eric Khoo from Singapore, a story about a maid in the island city.

Long Night of Shorts: A memory-refreshing retrospective of the movies shown at the festival over the past 10 years. Past winners, juries, die-hard fans and geeky critics pick one movie they like and the selections will be shown at Pridi Banomyong auditorium Saturday, August 26, from 6pm until - well, way after midnight.

Graceland and other shorts by Anocha Suwichakornpong: Anocha is a Thai film student whose thesis work, Graceland, became the first Thai short to be selected by the Cannes Film Festival. The Thai Short Film and Video Festival will screen Graceland along with two early shorts by Anocha that have never been shown in Thailand before.

British Experimental Shorts: With the support of the British Council, the fest will screen two programmes of mind-blowing short films and animations. Key works include City Paradise, about the London underground domain; an experimental documentary, Thought Moment; and an intriguing work by the famed John Smith called Museum Pieces.

Black on White: A programme of South African short documentaries. The theme could hardly be more colourful: black Africans are asked to make films about white people in their country. The result is an insightful and provocative look at a society that was once torn and now wants to be healed. This is a programme exclusively curated for this festival.

Cinema with a Conscience: A package of vintage Japanese documentaries dealing with social conflicts and environmental problems - supported by the Japan Foundation and the Yamagata Documentary Film Festival. Highlights include Summer in Narita, about farmers protesting against the construction of Narita airport, and Minamata: The Victims and Their World.

ข้อมูลภาษาไทย กรุณาไปที่ลิงค์นี้

http://thunska.exteen.com/

some part of ThaiIndie Films in The 10th Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2006


Map of Pridi Banomyong (between Thong Lo Soi 1 and Soi 3)

ThaiIndie films at The 10th Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2006 by Thai Film Foundation

For the past 10 years, the Thai Film Foundation has organized and cultivated its Thai Short Film Festival to be the most important showcase for the local independent filmmakers. Some of the present studio filmmakers started from this venue. Thunska Pansittivorakul used to work as a volunteer for this festival for four years. Then he started to make his first short film in 2000. It was the same time I started www.kickthemachine.com. I put on the site some shorts that I thought were different from others at the time. And Thunskas shorts were part of the group.

Later on, I focused more on my filmmaking and went my own way. Our website has changed its archival purpose. Thunska formed his own group in 2004 called Thaiindie. The groups films were similar to those found in early version of Kick the Machine. But later they have acquired more members and now when you visit www.thaiindie.com, you will see a lot more refreshing variety. In only two years, their works has been shown at more than 40 venues internationally. Like the Short Film Festival, Thaiindie will undoubtedly be a breeding ground for the future great Thai filmmakers. It is a pleasure to witness and welcome this beginning.

- Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Venue:สถานที่ฉาย

Pridi Banomyong Institue

65/1 Soi Thong Lo (Sukumvit 55)

Between Thong Lo Soi 1 and Soi 3 Tel 02 381 3601

Free admission

Every programme have English Subtitle

For more detail please e mail to : thaiindieinfo@yahoo.co.uk

Or Tel : 06 759 7112

for the festival detail

www.thaishortfilmfestival.com

www.thaiindie.com

FRI 18 AUGUST 2006 8PM

Weirdrosopher World

Directors :Nontawat Numbenchapol & Rthit Phannikul

2006 / 90 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary

World Premeire

Synopsis

This document is told through collaged pieces of songs, which will sweep you with skateboards and unpredictable ending.

ThaiIndies Note

Love in skateboard brought two of them together. While Nontawat was graduating from Runsit University, he found that Rthit got some footages collected from traveling to skate in different places. Nontawat got a fun idea to edit those into a story. So he made them into a short film. When Jira Malikul of Hub Ho Hin Films saw this film, he got intesrested, so he offered them more fund. They collected more footages with Preduce, Rtihits team. And Nontawat submitted it as his final project in the university. After that he sent it to ThaiIndie so that it could be shown in the festivals.

THU 24 AUGUST 2006 6PM


Sleeping Beauty
Director : Chulyanon Siriphol
2006 / 40 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire
Synopsis
An fairy tale of a beautiful princess

ThaiIndies Note
Chulyanon Siriphol studied at Faculty of Architecture,Communication Arts Department, Major in Film and Video King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang ( KMITL )Bangkok, Thailand. His film Hua Lum Pong won Special White Elephant Award for Best Short Film made by film makers under 18 years old from the 8th Thai Short Film & Video Festival- August, 2004 and screened in several film festival included Rotteradm International Film Festival 2005

THAIINDIE BASIC Fri 25 AUGUST 2006 8PM

www.thaiindie.com Short Film Show Case
9 short films
runtime 108 minutes

You are Where I Belong to
Director : Thunska Pansittivorakul
2006 / 10 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire
Synopsis
Journey, memories, many people and someone

ThaiIndies Note
Thunska Pansittivorakul graduated with a degree in Art Education from Chulalongkorn University. He is now a columnist for MT Weekly and also founder of www.thaiindie.com. He made several shorts and features documentary which have been screened in several international film festivals (his 5 films have been shown in International Film Festival, Rotterdam). His work Happy Berry was won Grand Prize award at The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2004. His debut 35mm film project "Heartbreak Pavilion" won a top award for PPP at Pusan International Film Festival 2005.

War of Fluolescent
Director : Nontawat Numbenchapol
2006 / 7 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
Festival REC ROOM : Videotage 2006, Hong Kong Synopsis
When a war occur on a fluorescent

ThaiIndies Note
He is a director of Weirdrosopher World

Dusk & Dawn
Director : Nitipong Tintubthai
2005 / 12 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / no dialoque / Documentary
Festival
The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Natherlands
Synopsis
The rain's falling. Darkness's afoot. In a monastery, a little monk is studying a scripture. It is his routine to contemplate Buddha's words in silence. Outside chaos and disorder lurk under the veil of this silent night. Flooding into the street are cars. People walk and talk and deal. The night is not sleeping as she seem to be. And comes morning. Like yesterday and the day before, the sun rise. The little monk goes about with an alms-bowl to beg for food like their seniors. The Buddha disciplines wander into the world of chaos. The monks walk the same street as the creature of the night . Under the moonlight, the two world are separated, but under the sunlight, they become one.

ThaiIndies Note
Nitipong Thinthupthai (b. 1979) grew up in Surin, Thailand. He came to Bangkok when he was in grade 6. He has been living in the temple since then. After graduating from vocational school, he began working as prop assistant in films and commercials. His work includes Ong-Bak and Tropical Malady. He's currently working as a freelance prop assistant and has his own T-shirt shop, www.filmover.com.

Love Assassin
Director : PATHOMPON TESPRATEEP
Visual Effected by Sathit Sattarasart
2005 / 5 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / no dialoque / Experimental MV
Festival
2006 Thaiindie Group Shorts curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul : Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Protugal
Synopsis
I like to present with the appreciation from the movement, rhythms and colorful of light during nighttime in the city then bringing them to make new composes to be the continuous visuals and exciting form and I would like to make lonely sense feeling of city-state people and seeking for something that they are lacking of. I shot the pictures of lights in the city by MiniDV. The time that I took pictures were the time before New Year celebration and because of the nice amusement park that made me feel like to keep these pictures.

ThaiIndies Note
Prathompol Tesprateep Bachelor degree of Fine and Applied Arts , Creative Arts and Graphic Design from Chulalongkorn University.His film Swallow Melody won runner up award at the 8th Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2004

Space
Director : Sathit Sattarasart
2005 / 7 minutes / color / mini DV / silent / no dialoque / experimental
Festival
2006 The 2nd IndPanda Film Festival,Hong Kong
2006 Busan Asian Short Film Festival, South Korea
2006 The 7th Jeon Ju International Film Festival, South Korea
2006 REDCAT, CalArts,USA

Synopsis
If there were not enough spaces, I will come back inside while the city is expanding, the actual spaces are decreased, but the inner spaces are increased. The video projects to the wall, depend on how long the walls is it. I took photograph of townhouses, skies and abandon spaces around Bangkok. While residental buildings are expanding rapidly everyday, I put them in to single screen to show how fast they are growing to juxtapose with our state of mind. As if the exterior of the physical space is decreased, the inner spaces between people are increased.

ThaiIndie's Note

Sathit Sattarasart born in Chonburi in 1979, graduated from Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University in 2003. Sathit started his first video since 2000 e.g. Fault (2001-2002), Alienate in big city life(2003), Sleep of Dream(2004), Space(2005). They were included in the 3rd Bangkok Experimental film festival (digital orgy) 2001, 2nd Tirana International Film Festival, 2005. Sathit partipated in various group exhibitions e.g. Im Marvellous at Project 304, 2002; Young Blood, Jamjuree Art Gallery, 2003; Contemporary Love, Central World Plaza, 2004, Fools Paradise, at Art Center, Center of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, La Fete, 2005. He had his solo exhibition, Sleep 2004, as part of Brand New Project organized by Bangkok University at Bangkok University Art Gallery in 2005. Currently he lives and works in Bangkok.

Home Alone
Director : May-thus Chaichayanon
2006 / 15 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / fiction
Synopsis
About a boy alone in his home.

OUR FILM
Director : ATTHASIT SOMCHOB
2005 / 22 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
Festival
2006 The Museum of Modern Art , Canada
2006 Thaiindie Group Shorts curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul : Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Protugal
2006 The 2nd IndPanda Film Festival,Hong Kong

Synopsis
While wating for her husbands health check permit. His wife bring her to rest in Pattaya.

ThaiIndies Note
Atthasit Somchob was born in Thailand in 1980. He grew up in Rangsit, a suburban town near Bangkok where quite a number of industrial factories are situated. Having a desire to see his parents starred in a film, Atthasit fulfilled the wish in his debut Our Film

The Funeral
Director : Uruphong Raksasad
2006 / 20 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Northern Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire
Sypnosis
A recorded video of an old woman's funeral.

ThaiIndies Note
Graduatted from film at Thammasart University. His short film, March of Time, won special mention awards from Thai Film Foundation in 2000, and was nominated to Yamagata International Film Festival, Japan in 2001. His feature film "Stories from the North" won "JJ star" award (Digital Spectrum) in Jeonju International Film Festival 2006 and also in competition Dragon & Tiger Awards in Vancouver International Film Festival 2006

Different Degree
Monchai Chatbumrungsuk
2006 / 10 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary /
Festival
2006 The 4th Fat Radio Film Festival, Thailand
Sypnosis
The story is about Tua Lek, DJ of the community radio station, and her boyfriend, motorcycle racer. Their fate brings them from different degree to find each other.


2006/Aug/06

Unintentional tragedy

First-time director favours slapstick over emotion in this disastrous 'love story'

KONG RIGHDEE

The immature marital antics of Rong and Dang, played by Udom Taephanich and Visa Sarasart, fail to earn them an ounce of sympathy.

Kode Rak Eng Loei (Love a Holic), Starring Udom Taephanich, Visa Sarasart, Akra Amaartayakul, Directed by Ping Lampraplueng, In Thai with English subtitles : In Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, we watch a story of the love that lives after a marriage dies, the love that binds two people even after they're convinced they no longer feel that love. That film came out in 1973. And today it remains the shining specimen of the seven-year-itch sub-genre (well, sometimes it's more than seven, sometimes less) that stands head and shoulders above recent, pedestrian attempts like The Break-up and particularly the Thai take on the subject, Kode Rak Eng Loei.

Early rumours - maybe I hang out at the wrong rumour mills - had it that this directorial debut by TV screenwriter/stand-up comedian Ping Lampraplueng was a serious contender for anyone's 10-best list of 2006. I'm sure Ping is a gifted comedian - and his frequent statements that this film is a tribute to his deceased wife is of course a generous intention - but Kode Rak Eng Loei (literally, "I love you so damn much") turns out to be one of the most disappointing first films in recent memory. The muddled script and misconceived second half - plus a very odd attitude towards the main female character - stifle any attempt to provide an adult reflection on married life; a failed, fractured married life.

The film, there's no way round it, is awfully immature, and in a story that's supposed to be about the affairs of the heart, it has no heart at all. Udom "Nose" Taephanich, the director's buddy and a popular stand-up comedian himself, plays Rong, a snoring, gluttonous, good-for-nothing TV scriptwriter (and obviously a stand-in for the director) who marries a pretty wife, Dang (Visa Sarasart). They live in a modest seaside house in some eastern province, and have a young son (who pops up in the movie and then disappears for long stretches).

The film is built on the premise of a couple who have forgotten why they decided to spend their lives together in the first place. It could happen, I guess, that you wake up in bed one morning with somebody and for a split second you're seized by panic because you don't remember why you've chosen to share your bed with this person, supposedly for the rest of your life. That feeling happens to the wife, Dang, and she begins to fantasise about the prince charming who'll arrive on a white horse to sweep her off her feet and gallop away with her into to sunset. That prince materialises in the shape of a handsome gynaecologist (Akra Amartayakul), who explores Dang's vagina on their first encounter and wants to explore her heart on their next.

The husband Rong, meanwhile, suffers from the increasingly sexless marriage. His initiation of a moment of intimacy with his wife is rather caveman-like, though - he blurts out the magic mantra "let's do it" and prepares to strip. Unsatisfied, Rong first resorts to the DIY approach, then he ventures out of his way to visit the house of ill-repute. Here the film seems to toss out an interesting matrimonial question: who's worse? A husband who has sex with a prostitute he just met, or a wife who goes out on a romantic date with a man she has feelings for? Which qualifies as cheating?

Director Ping's notion of a romantic movie is confined to the practice of giving us sporadic images of cute domestic life, but he's unable to show us the underlying mechanisms that make some marriages work and some not. Oddly, Kode Rak Eng Loei is so preoccupied with showcasing smart-aleck jokes and a series of unnecessary plot twists that veer the narrative into the territory of a slapstick ghost story, that the film completely forgets that for a love story to work, it requires nothing more than pure, simple emotions.

In 2004, a number of viewers jeered at the Thai film The Letter, an in-your-face weepie about a dying husband who professes his undying love for his wife in maudlin, hand-written letters. But that film, despite its melodramatic conceits and deft machinations to unlock our floodgates of tears, cares so much about one thing: emotion. And that is completely, dishearteningly absent from Ping's movie.

When Rong and Dang discusses their divorce, they don't even bother to bring up the subject of their son. If the film had been about a younger couple, we could've consigned the blame to the characters' inexperience. But since Rong and Dang are grown-up, their immature conduct earns not an ounce of sympathy. I'm not sure if it's the intention of the script, but the Dang character especially comes across as an ego-centric, irresponsible mother who only cares about her imagined happiness. Visa's delicate, girlish features cannot redeem her character's capricious behaviour - it's any wife's right as a human being to fall in love with another man, but the way Dang deals with the situation is nothing short of condemnable. Given this I'm bewildered, disturbed almost, that the film is openly dedicated to the director's late wife.

A broken marriage is a tragedy. It is not in the film, but it's the film itself that's becoming a real tragedy.

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โปรแกรมพิเศษ

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หนังไทยอินดี้

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ในงานประกวดหนังสั้น

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ครั้งที่ 10

โลกปะราชญ์ (Weirdrosopher World) วันศุกร์ที 18 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 20.00น.


Sleeping Beauty วันพฤหัสที่ 24 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 18.00น.
Thaiindie -Basic วันศุกร์ที่ 25 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 20.00น.

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และที่นี่จ้ะ

วันพฤหัสที่ 24 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 18.00น.

Sleeping Beauty
กำกับ จุฬญาณนนท์ ศิริผล / Chulyanon Siriphol
2006 / 40 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire / ฉายที่นี่เป็นครั้งแรก
Synopsis
เรื่องเล่าของเจ้าหญิงแสนสวย
An fairy tale of a beutiful princess

วันศุกร์ที 18 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 20.00น.

โลกปะราชญ์ (Weirdrosopher World)
กำกับ นนทวัฒน์ นำเบญจพล และอาทิตย์ พันธ์นิกุล / Nontawat Numbenchapol & Rthit Phannikul
2006 / 90 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire / เวอร์ชั่นนี้ฉายที่นี่เป็นครั้งแรก
Synopsis
This document is told through collaged pieces of songs, which will sweep you with skateboards and unpredictable ending.
สารคดีเรื่องนี้ถูกเรียงร้อยด้วยบทเพลง ที่จะทำให้คุณราวกับเลื่อนไหลไปกับเสก็ตบอร์ด ที่คาดเดาไม่ได้ว่าจะไปสิ้นสุดที่ใด

Thaiindie -Basic วันศุกร์ที่ 25 สิงหาคม 2006 เวลา 20.00น.
เป็นโปรแกรมรวมหนังสั้นไทยอินดี้
มีทั้งหมด 9 เรื่อง
ความยาวประมาณ 108 นาที
ทุกโปรแกรมฉายฟรี
ลำดับการฉายตามนี้


ปลายทาง (You are Where I Belong to)
สงครามหลอดไฟ (War of Fluolescent)
ย่ำค่ำย่ำเช้า (Dusk & Dawn)
Love Assassin
ที่ว่าง (Space)
Home Alone
หนังของเรา (OUR FILM )
บันทึกงานศพ (The Funeral)
องศาที่ต่างกัน (Different Degree)

ปลายทาง (You are Where I Belong to)
กำกับ ธัญสก พันสิทธิวรกุล / Thunska Pansittivorakul
2006 / 10 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire / ฉายที่นี่เป็นครั้งแรก
Synopsis
การเดินทาง, ความทรงจำ, ผู้คนมากมาย และใครคนหนึ่ง
Jorney, memories, many people and someone

สงครามหลอดไฟ (War of Fluolescent)
กำกับ นนทวัฒน์ นำเบญจพล / Nontawat Numbenchapol
2006 / 7 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
Festival
REC ROOM : Videotage 2006, Hong Kong

Synopsis
เมื่อสงครามเกิดขึ้นบนหลอดไฟ
When a war occur on a fluorescent

ย่ำค่ำย่ำเช้า (Dusk & Dawn)
กำกับ นิติพงศ์ ถิ่นทัพไทย / Nitipong Tintubthai
2005 / 12 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / no dialoque / Documentary
Festival
The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Natherlands
Synopsis
ภาพบันทึกย่ำค่ำจรดย่ำเช้าของสามเณร
The rain's falling. Darkness's afoot. In a monastery, a little monk is studying a scripture. It is his routine to contemplate Buddha's words in silence. Outside chaos and disorder lurk under the veil of this silent night. Flooding into the street are cars. People walk and talk and deal. The night is not sleeping as she seem to be. And comes morning. Like yesterday and the day before, the sun rise. The little monk goes about with an alms-bowl to beg for food like their seniors. The Buddha disciplines wander into the world of chaos. The monks walk the same street as the creature of the night . Under the moonlight, the two world are separated, but under the sunlight, they become one.

Love Assassin
กำกับ ปฐมพล เทศประทีป / PATHOMPON TESPRATEEP
Visual Effected by สถิตย์ ศัสตรศาสตร์ / Sathit Sattarasart
2005 / 5 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / no dialoque / Experimental MV
Festival
2006 Thaiindie Group Shorts curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul : Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Protugal
Synopsis
อยากนำเสนอความประทับใจจากการเคลื่อนไหว จังหวะ และสีสัน ของดวงไฟต่างๆ ยามค่ำคืนในเมือง นำมาจัดวางองค์ประกอบใหม่ ให้เกิดรูปแบบที่ต่อเนื่องประสานกับจังหวะและทำนองของเพลง
I like to present with the appreciation from the movement, rhythms and colorful of light during nighttime in the city then bringing them to make new composes to be the continuous visuals and exciting form and I would like to make lonely sense feeling of city-state people and seeking for something that they are lacking of. I shot the pictures of lights in the city by MiniDV. The time that I took pictures were the time before New Year celebration and because of the nice amusement park that made me feel like to keep these pictures.


ที่ว่าง (Space)
กำกับ สถิตย์ ศัตรศาสตร์ / Sathit Sattarasart
2005 / 7 minutes / color / mini DV / silent / no dialoque / experimental
Festival
2006 The 2nd IndPanda Film Festival,Hong Kong
2006 Busan Asian Short Film Festival, South Korea
2006 The 7th Jeon Ju International Film Festival, South Korea
2006 REDCAT, CalArts,USA
Synopsis
เมื่อพื้นที่ดูจะลดลง แต่พื้นที่ภายในจิตใจกลับเต็มไปด้วยที่ว่าง
If there were not enough spaces, I will come back inside while the city is expanding, the actual spaces are decreased, but the inner spaces are increased. The video projects to the wall, depend on how long the walls is it. I took photograph of townhouses, skies and abandon spaces around Bangkok. While residental buildings are expanding rapidly everyday, I put them in to single screen to show how fast they are growing to juxtapose with our state of mind. As if the exterior of the physical space is decreased, the inner spaces between people are increased.

Home Alone
กำกับ เมธัส ฉายชยานนท์ / May-thus Chaichayanon
2006 / 15 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / fiction
Synopsis
เด็กหนุ่มผู้โดดเดี่ยวในบ้านของเขาเอง
About a boy alone in his home.

หนังของเรา (OUR FILM )
กำกับ อรรถสิทธิ์ สมชอบ / ATTHASIT SOMCHOB
2005 / 22 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
Festival
2006 The Museum of Modern Art
2006 Thaiindie Group Shorts curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul : Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, Protugal
2006 The 2nd IndPanda Film Festival,Hong Kong

Synopsis
ขณะที่เธอรอคอยสามีเข้ารับการตรวจร่างกาย เขาก็พาเธอไปพักผ่อนที่พัทยา
While wating for her husbands health check permit. His wife bring her to rest in Pattaya.

บันทึกงานศพ (The Funeral)
กำกับ อุรุพงศ์ รักษาสัตย์ / Uruphong Raksasad
2006 / 20 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Northern Thai with English subtitle / Documentary
World Premeire / ฉายที่นี่เป็นครั้งแรก
Sypnosis
บันทึกงานศพของคุณยายคนหนึ่ง ที่จังหวัดเชียงราย
A recorded video of an old woman's funeral.

องศาที่ต่างกัน (Different Degree)
มนต์ชัย ฉัตรบำรุงสุข / Monchai Chatbumrungsuk
2006 / 10 minutes / color / mini DV / sound / Thai with English subtitle / Documentary /
Festival
2006 The 4th Fat Radio Film Festival, Thailand
Sypnosis
เรื่องราวชีวิตรักจากเรื่องจริงของ นักแข่งรถกับดีเจสาว ที่โชคชะตากลับเล่นตลกอีกครั้งให้ทั้งคู่ต้องอยู่ในองศาที่ต่างกัน
The story is about Tua Lek, DJ of the community radio station, and her boyfriend, motorcycle racer. Their
fate brings them from different degree to find each other.

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