A Thai Short Film Wins a Special Jury Prize at Pacific Meridian Film Festival
- Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department
- October 5, 2011
Pimpaka Towira, a Thai director, has received a special jury prize for her short film My Father at the International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, “Pacific Meridian,” held recently in Vladivostok.
My Father won the prize for its complete picture of social Thai issues told in a short form. The story features a father in a small family in a village who is forced to quit his job as a train station janitor because of his protest letter to the authorities. But he refuses to keep his mouth shut, even though his family is facing hard times. He leaves for Bangkok in search of justice and joins a mass rally. Finally he loses and returns to his quiet neighborhood, morally crushed.
Pimpaka is the first female Thai director to be noticed by international viewers and critics. She studied film at Thammasat University. Her debut feature, One Night Husband, an ambitious attempt to combine an experimental style with an accessible narrative, was premiered in the International Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival 2003. She was the program director for the Bangkok Film Festivals in 2001, 2008, and 2009 and a jury member at number of international film festivals.
Photos by Extra Virgin
Article by Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department
About Extra Virgin
Extra Virgin is a film production, distribution and international sales company based in Bangkok since 2007.
A collective of filmmakers, producers and publicity agents, Extra Virgin is a full-service film outfit based in Bangkok with a global reach. Our team, founded by Pimpaka Towira, Ruengsang Sripaoraya and Mai Meksawan, puts a focus on nurturing and giving voices to talents, both emerging and veteran alike.
Extra Virgin projects come in a diverse range of platforms, scales and subject matters, with a shared vision of striving for a difference and pushing boundaries. At the same time, we are also highly aware of the marketability of our projects and work closely on all aspects of our film’s lifespan: from development to financing, co-production, distribution, sales and marketing, to ensure its optimum viability.
15/67 Soi Chokchai Ruammit
Vibhavadi Rangsit Road
Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 277 0824
Fax: +66 2 277 0825