Thai Short Film & Video Festival in Bangkok, a delight for the film enthusiast

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The much anticipated Thai Short Film and Video Festival is a yearly film extravaganza held in the Thai capital Bangkok. This popular event which has been held since 1997 is devoted to creations such as short films, student films, animation, documentary films and experimental films. Conducted by the Thai Film Foundation this groundbreaking event provides a platform for local filmmakers, particularly independent film producers who create short Thai language films. A number of special programmes are also conducted as a part of the festival, drawing the attention of film lovers. Foreign films are also screened as there is a separate competition for international films.

The festival aims to encourage independent filmmaking and recognize creativity amongst Thai filmmakers. As the best and most popular films are screened as part of the festival it is eagerly awaited by Thai film aficionados.

A number of prizes are awarded in various categories as part of the festival. The R. D. Pestonji Award is granted to the best general filmmaker; the White Elephant prize is awarded to the best film by a college student; the Special White Elephant is granted to the most promising high school or even younger filmmaker; the Duke award for the finest documentary; as well as the Payut Ngaokrachang award for the best animation.

Films from many countries have been selected for the international competition, with past entries having been received from nations as far flung as France, Hong Kong, Belarus, Iran, the United States, Ukraine, China, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland and Lebanon just to name a few. With so much to view and enjoy film lovers will be enthralled by this unique film festival.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.