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Founded in 2019 by Christopher G. Moore, Changing Climate, Changing Lives (CCCL) Film Festival aims to raise awareness about climate change through the power of short films. CCCL provides a platform for filmmakers, artists and communities in Thailand and Asia to tell stories of climate change impacts, resilience, inspiration and innovation. CCCL supports young filmmakers and artists through filmmaking grants, mentorship programs, film and art distribution, talks and workshops on climate filmmaking and visual storytelling all year round. 


CCCL Advisory Board formed.

November 2019

CCCL was founded by Christopher G. Moore with a mission to raise awareness about climate change through short films.

12 CCCL film grants awarded to emerging Thai filmmakers.


CCCL Film Festival Project begins operation under SANG Foundation. 

First CCCL annual short film competition with 167 short film submissions from Thailand.

The first edition of CCCL Film Festival launched in Bangkok (November 21-22), 13 finalist short films screened.


20 CCCL film grants awarded, chosen from 144 proposals.

Online conversations and workshops on climate filmmaking and climate arts.

CCCL hosted a Thailand Premiere of a critically acclaimed I AM GRETA virtually.

The first edition of CCCL Panorama: Mekong, funded the U.S. Embassy Bangkok.

CCCL-funded films selected and won awards at international film festivals such as Southeast Asia x Seattle Film & Literature Festival and Handle Climate Change Film Festival.

Young artists (under 18) “CCCL Student Ambassadors” Program launched.

Online edition of CCCL Film Festival (April 2-10).


Second edition of CCCL Film Festival in Bangkok (February 19), screening 33 climate short films selected from 350+ submissions from Thailand and Asia and showcasing climate art works from 9 CCCL Student Ambassadors. 

10 CCCL film grants awarded.

CCCL Film Tours to Chiang Mai, Maha Sarakham, Songkhla (August-October), funded by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

CCCL organized the 2022 CCCL Student Ambassadors Program, nurturing 9 young artists to develop their climate artworks.

Community screening of CCCL films through partners in Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Udon Thani, Songkhla, Pattani (February 20-26).


Third CCCL Film Festival in Bangkok (February 18-19), featuring a feature film and 37 short films selected from over 230 submissions from Thailand and Asia and showcasing climate artworks from 9 CCCL Student Ambassadors.

The second edition of CCCL Panorama: Gulf of Thailand (June 2-4), funded by the U.S. Embassy Bangkok, American Film Showcase, USC School of Cinematic Arts and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia.

CCCL begins operating under Tonkla Rak Lok Foundation (July 2023).

At least 12 CCCL film grants to be awarded.


CCCL Advisory Board

Christopher G. Moore

Founder and Chairman of CCCL Advisory Board

The CCCL project idea was initiated by Christopher G. Moore, Canadian novelist and long-time Thailand resident. The CCCL project is his way of giving back to Thailand for the privilege of giving him a home for the last 30 years.


Hugo Chakrabongse

Singer / Songwriter

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Kathryn Bimson

Programme Officer, Water and Wetlands IUCN Asia Regional Office


Annelie Langerak

Journalist and Second Vice President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT)


Siwatt Pongpiachan

Director of NIDA Center for Research & Development of Disaster Prevention & Management


Busakorn Suriyasarn

Advisor on climate change, gender and social inclusion

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Duangrit Bunnag


Team Members



Busakorn Suriyasarn

Project Advisor


Ananyakorn Poolsilapa

Program Assistant

Ananyakorn graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a degree in Environmental Science. Ananyakorn is a passionate advocate for a sustainable world and a firm believer in the power of environmental science to drive positive change with the  harnessing of the art of filmmaking. Nothing much! She just love our planet, water, and watching movies! 

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Nakorn Chaisri

Program Designer


Nakorn is a Thai filmmaker based in Bangkok. He holds a Master's degree in Film and Television from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. His directorial works include GOODBYE (Special Mention, Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2014) and IN THE WIND (Finalist, Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2018). He also has contributed as a screening committee to festivals including AFI Fest, AFI Docs, and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

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