Monday, March 29, 2010
Rise, The Right Hand in competition in Oberhausen
Out of a total of 5,418 works submitted, 145 entries from 40 countries have been selected for the four competitions at the 56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Among them are Rise by Visra Vichit-Vadakan and The Right Hand by Nitiz Wongthed.
Rise, an experimental visual art work, was featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam along with In Space, which has been making its way around the festival circuit, most recently in the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Rise is in the international competition at Oberhausen.
The Right Hand was in competition last year at the 13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival. The film was a selected project of AdFest's "Fabulous Four" last year. The story of a boy who hides something different and overcomes his shyness, The Right Hand is in the Children's and Youth Film Competition at Oberhausen. It's available for online viewing on Nitiz's Vimeo page, and I've taken the liberty of embedding it below. Enjoy.
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen runs from April 29 to May 4.