Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Thai short film at Venice

Besides Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century, there's another Thai film going to Venice: Pramote Sangsorn's Tsu has been selected for Circuito Off, which runs from September 1 to 7 and is organised in collaboration with Venice International University.

Tsu premiered last year at the World Film Festival of Bangkok as part of the Tsunami Digital Short Films project. It was one of the better entries in the 13-film package. It also won the Minsong Award at this year's Busan Asian Short Film Festival.

According to Soopsip in The Nation today (Page 12A), Pramotz needs help to attend the festival. He'll have a place to stay in Venice, but he must fund his own airfare, so he's looking for individuals or companies who are willing to lend a hand.

Additionally, the Tsunami Digital Short Films are being shown at Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, August 7-12.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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