The Road Ahead: Thai Film and Video Industry After Covid-19

You are invited to join our public seminar on “The Road Ahead: Thai Film and Video Industry After Covid-19”

September 5, 2020 (2-4 pm)
Venue: Conference Room, 8th Floor, the Ministry of Culture

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world and greatly disrupted the global film industry. As part of the effort to revive the situation in Thailand, the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2020 organizes a seminar which aims at promoting cooperation among professionals in the local film community.

The seminar encourages an exchange of views, ideas and suggestions from various experts who play key roles in the development of the Thai film and video industry, whereby their participation will foster a deeper understanding among film professionals as well as other stakeholders on the trend that is likely to dominate the industry in the near future.

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Toussaint Tiendrebeogo (Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity, UNESCO)

Toussaint Tiendrebeogo is the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity and Secretary of the 2005 Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Over the course of his career, he has held positions in the cinema and audiovisual field. He has also worked as an expert for several international organizations including the European Commission and as an adjunct professor in the Culture Department of Senghor University in Alexandria. From 2010 to 2018, he worked as a coordinator of cultural industries development policies at the International Francophone Organization. Since joining UNESCO in October 2018, he has been Head of the Programmes and Stakeholder Outreach Unit in the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity. In December 2019, he was appointed Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity and Secretary of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Anucha Boonyawatana (Thai Film Director Association)

Anucha Boonyawatana is a Thai transwoman film director. Her first feature film “The Blue Hour” had its world premiere at Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2015.The film acquired awards from the Fantasia International Film Festival and the FEST International Film Festival.

In 2017, she wrote and directed her second feature film “Malila: The Farewell Flower”, a visual poetry of life of a gay couple combined with a traditional Thai bai sri art and dark Buddhist spiritualism. “Malila” won Kim Jiseok Award at the Busan International Film Festival. The film also won Best Director awards from both the Singapore International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Kerala, Artistic Achievement award from LA Outfest, and was also nominated for the Asian Film Award’s Best New Director and Best Actor. “Malila” was selected as the Thai entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Thananchanok Suban Na Ayudhaya (Thailand Animation and Graphics Association)

Thananchanok Suban Na Ayudhaya is director of animated features and founder of Human Farm VFX Studio. He's also a lecturer on visual effects at Sripathum University. His VFX work includes commercials and feature films such as “Pirates of Lankasuka” and “Phra Mahajanaka”.
Pornchai Wongsriudomporn (National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations)

Pornchai Wongsriudomporn is Chief Operation Officer at M Pictures.
Chayamporn Taeratanachai (Executive Producer at Cinema 22)

Chayamporn Taeratanachai is executive producer at Cinema 22, which has served as a catalyst for supporting promising Thai filmmakers targeting both domestic and international audiences. Key investments include works by renowned filmmakers such as “Samui Song” by Pen-ek Ratanaruang and “Dao Khanong” by Anocha Suwichakornpong.
Aditya Assarat (Purin Pictures Director)

Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer from Thailand. His films include “Hi-So” and “Wonderful Town” which won the New Currents Award from Busan and the Tiger Award from Rotterdam. In addition, he is also the producer of many well-known Thai independent films such as “Mary is Happy”, “Mary is Happy” by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which premiered in Venice, “Eternity” by Sivaroj Kongsakul which won the Tiger Award from Rotterdam, and “W” by Chonlasit Upanigkit, which premiered in Busan. His most recent film “Ten Years Thailand”, which he produced and co-directed, premiered in Cannes. He is the recipient of the national Silpathorn Award in 2010, given annually to an individual for contributions to the Thai Cinema.
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