Bangkok Post reviews
Marathon short film month off and running
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: July 5, 2013 at 8:03 am
Cinema buffs are in marathon mode in Bangkok right now, with hundreds of films on offer until Aug 4.
The Thai Short Film and Video Festival's "Marathon Screening" is running Tuesdays to Sundays at the Film Archive Cinematheque at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
Every year, the Thai Film Foundation organises the long-standing short-film festival, and the growing number of entries _ from 30 movies 17 years ago to more than 450 now _ has confirmed its popularity and the enthusiasm of filmmakers and viewers alike.
For the past decade, the organisers have screened every film submitted to them, regardless of quality or length, in the marathon screening.
This is not the regular practice of film festivals around the world, which usually weed out unqualified films before screening the rest.
This year, the marathon sessions will feature more than 450 films from film students as well as the general public. Screenings takes place on weekdays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and on weekends from 11am until 8.30pm. Admission is free.
After the marathon, the organiser will pick about 50 films for the actual Thai Short Film and Video Festival in August, where awards will be handed out.
For more information visit www.thaifilm.com or call 08-4914-6950.