Local and international works of every genre will be on screen during the 17th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, which opens on Aug 22 and runs until Sept 1 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
Organised by the Film Archive (Public Organisation) and Thai Film Foundation, the festival will feature a selection of short films from around the world.
What makes this year's event special is the screening of the winning works from the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and a selection from the S-Express Programme which compiles selected short films from China and Asean countries.
Interesting short films under the "queer" category and those portraying stories of the handicapped have also been included in the 11-day festival's line-up.
The programme kicks off with The Jury, a satire for those who make, watch and criticise films.
Presented in hilarious fashion, the 24-minute comedy from South Korea tells about how the five members of a jury in a film festival _ comprising a film director, an actress, two actors and a film critic _ manage to reach an agreement against all odds.
The Jury will be screened on Aug 22 at 6pm.
The festival will also feature 16 short films which have made it to the final round of the international competition category.
They include 6th March (Hong Kong), After The Winter (France, Taiwan, Singapore), Amateur Filmmaker (Belarus), Atlantic Avenue (France, the US), Bandage (Iran), Childhood has Gone (China), The Date (Ukraine), Four Hours Barefoot (Portugal, France), Girls' Bucolic (Japan), I Offered You Pleasure (Lebanon), Kate Moss' Voice (France), The Living Also Cry (Switzerland, Portugal), Rain Dog (US), Undress Me (Sweden), Welcome and our Condolences (Israel) and Zebu of Dadilahy (Madagascar).
The festival will also feature the "Retrospective" masterclass conducted by Umesh Kulkarni, an acclaimed Indian filmmaker whose works have been shown in many film festivals around the world. It will take place on Aug 28 from 1pm to 5pm, free of charge. Five of his short films _ Darshan, Girni, Three of Us, Gaarud The Spell, and Vilay _ will also be screened the same evening.
Screenings start at 5pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. There is no admission fee. Call 02-800-2716 or 02-482-2013/4, email email@example.com or visit the thaishortfilmvideofestival page on Facebook.