The Thai Film Director Association held its first awards this year, with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his Cannes Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives taking both the prizes in the two-award field for Best Film and Best Director.
In the ceremony held on Friday, runner-up honors for Best Film went to Sahamongkol's teen romance Sing Lek Lek Thee Riak Wa … Ruk (First Love) and the GTH comedy Baan Chan ... Talok Wai Gon (Por Son Wai) (The Little Comedian).
The runner-up prize for Best Director went to Banjong Pisanthanakun for his hit GTH romantic comedy Guan Muen Ho (Hello Stranger).
Other Best Film nominees were Nak Prok (Shadow of the Naga) and Guan Muen Ho.
Other Best Director nominees were Witthaya Thongyooyong and Mez Tharatorn of The Little Comedian, Uruphong Raksasad of Agrarian Utopia and Putthiphong Promsakha na Sakon Nakhon and Wasin Pokpong of First Love.