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The 9th Bangkok Film Festival – 9FilmFest 2022
September 28 – 29, 2022
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We regretfully have to send this message. We thought that Covid19 would disappear, but instead
it has taken a grave toll in Thailand.
Bangkok’s 9th Annual 9FilmFest has been wearing a mask and waiting for vaccinations! As you have heard, Bangkok and Thailand have had the worse infection rate since Covid first started. Because of this, there are lockdowns and extraordinary precautions, throughout Bangkok and Thailand. Our committee has decided not to hold a virtual film event, but instead, celebrate our 9th year in 2022. We will honor all submitted films and have them available for 2022 9FilmFest. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Get vaccinated, wear masks and be safe. See you all in 2022!
Bangkok’s 9FilmFest is active now! Everyone is excited to see new films! This is your chance to showcase your movie to the world!
Welcome to the 9th Bangkok 9FilmFest, an annual international short film festival held in the greatest city in South East Asia. This is a special year! 9 is a lucky number! And this is our 9th annual Festival! The 9th 9Fest will be held at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok’s newest indie film center. Located on Bangkok’s pristine Sukhumvit road, not far from the famous Emquartier Mall. 9FilmFest was founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers and audience. We are excited to announce 9FilmFest dates of September 22 – 23, 2021.
Tell us your story! We accept short films of all genres.
What is more rewarding than having your film accepted into a Competition? As Filmmakers, we take great pride in announcing our film is in the competition! “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists. Film Science, needs festivals to screen and create memorable and inspiring experiences for filmmakers and the audience. When we capture the audience, we are successful!
Before Covid in 2019, the 9Fest Program screened at the magnificent Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. At the 2019 Indy Shorts Festival, THE TRANSLATOR’s director, Pagorn Jungrungruang flew more than 11,000 miles to Indianapolis from Thailand to present his film at the 9Fest Program screening.
Here’s what they said at Roger Ebert’s website:
SERIOUS OSCAR CONTENDERS UNVEILED AT 2019 INDY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL by Matt Fagerholm www.rogerebert.com
9Fest, the short film festival run in Bangkok by Brian Bennett, was the focus of a special section at Indy Shorts, compiling several works from directors around the globe, and like all the festival curation I observed here, it was anything but redundant. Bake Phouikham’s “Fallen Star, Rising Sun,” offers a candid sit-down with Ko Chandetka, the first Lao-American bodybuilder, whose struggles with addiction nearly derailed his life. He told me afterward that he believes there’s no healthy way to participate in any sport on a world-class level, and that one must always weigh the risks with the rewards.
The creative world is at your fingertips. 9FilmFest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We’re here to make filmmaker’s dreams come true.
9Fest has Narrative, animation, and documentary categories. Short films must be under 40 minutes in length. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.
Awards for Best Films, Cinematography, Sound, script, Actress, and Actor will be presented on September 23, 2021.
The creative world is at your fingertips. 9Fest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We want filmmaker’s dreams to come true.
9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories.
Here’s what filmmakers are saying about 9FilmFest 2020 —
9 Film Festival is special because I got to connect with the Festival Director, Brian, at a personal level. He understood the important of my work and as an independent filmmaker it’s golden. I hope that 9 Film Festival will be around as long as I continue to make films because I’ll submit my films to this festival every single time.
Best wishes and many thanks for doing what you do best.
Tinh ‘The Khe Sanh Peace Garden’