The 15th Thai Short Film & Video Festival starts this week, opening on Thursday night with the new short O.B.L. by the Baby Arabia trio of Panu Aree, Kaweenipon Ketprasit and Kong Rithdee, and Terribly Happy, the 30-minute drama by Pimpaka Towira that was the first Thai short to compete in the Berlin Film Festival. Only Terribly Happy will have English subtitles.
The fest is at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre with daily screenings until August 28 (except Monday).
The line-up includes competition shorts by Thai and foreign filmmakers, student films, animation and documentaries. The top prize for general individuals is the Ratana Pestonji Award, with the White Elephant and Special White Elephant prizes for college students and younger filmmakers, the Payut Ngaokrachang Medal for animation and the Duke Award for documentaries.
Special programs include the always entertaining "Best of Clermont Ferrand" showcase from the world's largest shorts fest, the S-Express packages from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and Queer shorts from all over the world.
Screenings are in the 5th floor auditorium and the 4th floor meeting room at the BACC.
The schedule, for now mostly in Thai, is on Facebook, at the festival's page.
Update: Here's the English translation of the schedule spreadsheet and the screening timetable with partial notations about subtitles. There is also information on another special program, B-Sides: The History of Video Art in Spain, the festival's Facebook page. (Thanks Sanchai!)