Monday, September 30, 2013

The Guardians takes top prize in 9FilmFest

A scene from The Guardian.

The Style by Toyota 9FilmFest was held over the weekend of September 21-22 at Bangkok's Paragon Cineplex, showing the latest crop of nine-minute films made especially for the festival. Each film had to incorporate this year's "9 signature item", which was "waterway".

Top prize was a brand-new Toyota Vios, which went to The Guardians, a drama about a river village's "crazy man", who is in mourning over the drowning of his young son. He's determined to learn to swim. It also won best actor. A winner of several other awards was Lie, the tale of a middle-aged man who poses on the Internet as a handsome pop singer.

Here's the winners:

  • Screenwriter – Lie, Narongchai Parthumsuwan
  • Costume design – The Great River, Steven Rouse
  • Leadership Award – Distortion, Thana Chairatanasil
  • Best editor – Teppanyaki Kamakazi, Jeremy Zag and Raymond Lewin
  • Best producer – Clueless?, Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Peter Alan Lloyd
  • Special jury prize – Lie, Narongchai Parthumsuwan
  • Best actor – The Guardians, Supachai Gertsuwan
  • Best actress – Clueless?, Joy Villanueva
  • Best cinematography – Bangkruai Pradesh, Pathara Buranadilok
  • Best director – Clock Blocked, Robert Peters
  • Best creativity – The Cream, Naruphon Punphairoj and Satit Ngerntong
  • Best film – The Guardians, Disspong Sampattavanich

Prizes were handed out by jury that included Prachya Pinkaew, MR Chalermchatri "Adam" Yukol, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit (Golf), Ananda Everingham, "Pop" Areeya Sirisopa adn "Ted" Yuthana Boon-orm, with other celebrities in attendance including "Poo" Vithaya Pansringarm, Jill Roger and Cindy Bishop.


  1. Missing from the list is Best Director, Robert Peters, for Clocked Blocked.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Apologies for the omission. That's now corrected.


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