Thursday, February 18, 2010

Two Thais in class of 2010 at Berlinale Talent Campus

Indie filmmakers Noth Thongsriphong and Wichanon Somumjarn are among the attendees of this year's Berlinale Talent Campus at the Berlin Film Festival. Classes ran from February 13 until today.

Noth debuted his highly polished short drama Lost and Found at the World Film Festival of Bangkok in 2008. On his page, the 30-year-old filmmaker says he's working for an advertising agency as a regional producer for consumer products and has a project called The Empty.

Wichanon directed Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse, which won a special mention R.D. Pestonji Award at last year's Thai Short Film & Video Festival. Produced by Anocha Suwichakornpong's Electric Eel Films. Grilled Mouse recently screened in Rotterdam. You can watch the short at the Talent Campus website.

"I love filmmaking because it makes me happy," says the 27-year-old director.

Alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus have included Pathompon Tesprateep, Mingmongkol Sonakul, Chaisiri Jiwarangsan, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Lee Chatametikool, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti and Pimpaka Towira.


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