Friday, October 29, 2010

Bangkok International Film Festival canceled

After the deadly and fiery end of the red-shirt political protests in April and May, plans for the Bangkok International Film Festival became uncertain.

Tentatively announced for November 19 to 29 and then cut to six days from November 19 to 24, the festival has now been canceled altogether, according to a three-paragraph sidebar in today's Bangkok Post.

I've heard that the festival organizers simply could not get together a budget to hold the festival.

There's been no official announcement or word whether the scandal-ridden festival will ever be held again.

But all is not lost for Bangkok film lovers. The eighth edition of the trusty World Film Festival of Bangkok runs from November 5 to 14, and the Bangkok Post's Kong Rithdee has a rundown of that festival's highlights.

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