Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Bangkok Experimental Film Festival to launch on the Chao Phya River
The fifth Bangkok Experimental Film Festival starts tonight and runs until March 31, with a launch party at Gallery Ver in Bangkok's Klong San neighborhood from 6.30pm. Short films will be screening during 30-minute video cruises that depart Klong San Pier from 8 until 11pm. The cruises are limited to 30 persons each.
The festival gets under way on Wednesday at the Esplanade Cineplex
and the Alliance Francaise Bangkok with daily Core programmes and ThaiIndie showcases of mostly short films. Around 380 films will be shown.
Tomorrow night's program features films by Thai Indie's maverick director, Thunska Pansittivorakul and Sompot Chidgasornpong, including the world premiere of two brand new works by Thunska, Action! and Soak. They start at 6pm at Esplanade Cineplex.
Thursday and Friday night's core programs at Esplanade look promising. They start at 8.30pm. There's also stuff going on at the Alliance Francaise.
Sunday afternoon at the Esplanade has a Q&A session with Benedict Anderson, Apichatpong Weersethakul and May Adadol Ingawanij, and an animation program on Sunday night.
Other venues are Jim Thompson House, where Remains can be screened on demand from 10am to 5pm daily. Gallery VER also has daily screenings running from 1pm to 8.30pm.
Tickets for Esplanade Cineplex screenings are 60 baht.