Thai Night At AFM 2012
Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over the Thai Film Industry Gala Event held on November 1st, 2012, in Santa Monica during the American Film Market. The event will celebrate another successful year for Thai Cinema and the Thai Film Industry.
With â€ªThai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's '36'â€¬ having just claimed top prize in Busan IFF this year, Thai cinema keeps building on an impressive run of award-winning films such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives', winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2010, and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's 'Headshot', Thailand's official entry for next year's Academy Awards.
The success of Thai filmmakers on the world scene parallels the growing appeal of Thailand as a filming destination. Over the first half of 2012, Thailand hosted a record 433 foreign productions, including the highly anticipated 'Only God Forgives', Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to his massively successful 'Drive', also starring Ryan Gosling.
Mr. Phoom Sarapol, Deputy Minister, The Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand and Mrs. Srirat Rastapana, Director-General, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government will be attending the event along with industry leaders from Thailand. A number of international celebrities and industry executives will also be present.
Held during the American Film Market 2012, an event attended by more than 8,000 film professionals from around the world, Thai Night will offer the international film community an opportunity to learn about Thai Cinema and Thailand as a film destination, to network with Thai filmmakers and to forge new ties with the Thai film industry.
For full details on the American Film Market, visit www.americanfilmmarket.com.
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's '36'
Posted October 31, 2012