Monday, January 24, 2011

In Space earns special mention in Prague

Visra Vichit-Vadakan's short film In Space, the story of a young Buddhist monk attaining "a safe space between the present and the afterlife", won a special mention at the Prague Short Film Festival, which ran from January 19 to 23.

The 2009 17-minute short was among the 15 films in Prague's international competition. It was shot in New York by the U.S.-schooled Thai filmmaker, who was recently married in Bangkok and drew an Internet celebrity to her wedding.

Previous appearances for In Space have included the 2009 World Film Festival of Bangkok, last year's International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival, NYU's First Run Film Festival, Slamdance and last year's Thai Short Film & Video Festival, where it was a runner-up.

Visra has a feature project, Karma Police, in CineMart at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, starting this week.

(Via Prague Monitor)

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