Monday, March 5, 2012

Thai Film Director Association honors Pen-ek, Laddaland

Patchara Chirathiwat, Songyos Sukmakanan, Pen-ek Ratanaruang and Jirayu La-ongmanee at the Thai Film Director Association Awards.
The second Thai Film Director Association Awards were held on Saturday, with Pen-ek Ratanaruang named best director for Headshot  (Fon Tok Kuen Fah, ฝนตกขึ้นฟ้า) and the GTH horror thriller Laddaland, directed by Sophon Sakkadaphisit, named best film.

Other nominees were Eternity (Tee Rak) by Sivaroj Khongsakul, and two other GTH films, the rock 'n' roll romance SuckSeed by Chayanop Boonprakob and the teenage billionaire biopic Top Secret Wairoon Pun Lan by Songyos Sukmakanan.

The low-key ceremony was held at Major Cineplex Ratchayothin.

Songyos steps down as president of the Thail Film Director Association (สมาคมผู้กำกับภาพยนตร์ไทย), with It Gets Better director Tanwarin Sukkhapisit taking over.

(Via The Nation, Khao Sod, Bangkok Biz News)

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