The finalists have been chosen for this year's 9FilmFest, with the screening set for 7pm on Sunday, September 22 at Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok.
Entry to the screening is by invitation, but if you're reading this, you have chance to score precious tickets to this one-time-only event, which is being held for the first time inside an actual cinema, rather than an open theater lobby or under a tent as in past years.
Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain in one sentence or two “why you like 9FilmFest?” The festival organizers will then select your answers and register your name for one or two tickets as you request. If you're selected, you'll get a confirmation e-mail in return.
Of course, you can always turn up on the day, hoping to get in to see the films, but there's no guarantee there will be enough seats in the theater.
Here's the nine finalists:
- The Guardians by Disspong Sampattavanich
- The Great River by Steve Rouse
- Distortion by Tana Chairattanasin
- Clueless? by Byron Bishop
- Bangkruai Pradesh by Rattha Buranadilok and Pathara Buranadilok
- Tepanyaki Kamakazi by Dr. Penguin
- The Cream by Naruphon Punphairoj
- Lie by Narongchai Parthumsuwan
- Clock Blocked by Robert Peters
Each film includes the unique "9 signature item", which this year was "waterway". Sponsored by The Style by Toyota, the top prize in the third annual 9FilmFest is a Toyota Vios.
Other support comes from Technicolor, which provided valuable post-production services to make the films presentable on the Paragon Cineplex big screen.
I'll have more details on the festival and the finalist entries later this week. For now, hit up that festival e-mail address above to score your free tickets.