|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.