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6th Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival – Programme 2020

BangkokASEANff2020We present the programme for the 6th Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, which will take place from September 3rd – 6th (2020), in Bangkok, Thailand.

About the festival:
The Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2020, organized by Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, aims to stimulate the economy through the film and video industry, and to lift the morale and spirits of professionals in the Thai filmmaking sector, as well as their Southeast Asian counterparts. The festival represents cooperation among ASEAN members in an effort to revive and drive forward the film industry of the region. This year, in addition to film screenings, they have launched two activities which invited filmmakers to submit their short films and feature-length projects: ASEAN Short Film Competition and SEAPITCH (Southeast Asian Project Pitch).

The film screenings and award ceremony will be at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld.

ASEAN Short Film Competition:
Andrew | Koo Chia Meng (2020, Singapore)
Cobalt Blue | Aung Phyoe (2019, Myanmar)
Digital Funeral: Beta Version | Sorayos Prapapan (2020, Thailand)
Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss | Sonny Calvento (2019, Philippines)
A Fallen Fruit | Amit Dubey (2020, Cambodia)
The Graduation of Edison | Pham Hoang Minh Thy (2019, Vietnam)
Here is Not There | Nelson Yeo (2019, Singapore)
Housemaid | Prach Rojanasinwilai (2020, Thailand)
jù rén | Henry and Harry Zhuang (2019, Singapore)
Lanny | Chuah Jie Xie (2019, Malaysia, Taiwan)
Shadow and Act | Taiki Sakpisit (2019, Thailand, South Korea)
Star | Carla Pulido Ocampo (2019, Philippines)
Stay Awake, be Ready | Pham Thien An (2019, Vietnam, South Korea, USA)
To Calm the Pig Inside | Joanna Vasquez Arong (2020, Philippines)
The Unseen River | Phạm Ngọc Lan (2020, Vietnam, Laos)

SEAPITCH (Southeast Asian Project Pitch)
Causeway | Dir: Aw See Wee, Prod: Lim Shu Jia (Malaysia)
Flat Girls | Dir: Jirassaya Wongsutin, Prod: Noorahaya Lahtee (Thailand)
Fruit Gathering | Dir: Aung Phyoe, Prod: Thaiddhi, Thu Thu Shein (Myanmar)
I Open a Curtain to See a Dead Bird. | Dir: Puangsoi Aksornsawang, Prod: Pom Bunsermvicha (Thailand)
Mother Maybe | Dir: Sonny Calvento, Prod: Arden Rod Condez, Sheron Dayoc (Philippines)
R.A. 8491 or How We Recall Lost Memories in Transit | Dir: Austin Tan, Prod: Stelle Laguda (Philippines)
Skin | Dir: Tongpong Chantarangkul, Prod: Maenum Chagasik (Thailand)
A Useful Ghost | Dir: Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, Prod: Cattleya Paosrijaroen

Showcase: ASEAN PLUS
To promote films made in Southeast Asia and in Asia Dialogue Partners, the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival presents 5 outstanding films from ASEAN countries as well as from China, South Korea and Japan.
– Balloon by Pema Tseden (2019, China)
A Girl Missing by Koji Fukada (2019, Japan, France)
The Long Walk by Mattie Do (2019, Laos)
Rom by Tran Thanh Huy (2019, Vietnam)
The Science of Fictions by Yosep Anggi Noen (2019, Indonesia, Malaysia, France)

ASEAN Classic:
The section features a classic film to honor the filmmaking legacy of the masters. The film is curated with the assistance of the Thai Film Archive (Public Organization).
The Honeymoon by Claes Lundberg (1972, Thailand)

For more information about the programme and the festival please go to the official website: https://www.baff.go.th/

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