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Founded by Christopher G. Moore in November 2019, 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 beyond to visualize stories relating to one of the biggest global challenges of our times, climate change.


CCCL was Southeast Asia’s first film festival that specifically focuses on the theme of climate change, showcasing human stories of its impacts, resilience, inspiration and innovation. Each year CCCL screens more than 40-50 short films and a few selected feature films from all corners of the globe in competition and non-competition programs. Since 2020, CCCL has organized four editions of its annual short film competition and film festival, screening over 120 short films of all genres in the competition programs selected from over 1,000 submissions from filmmakers around Asia. CCCL offers at least 10 film production grants each year to promising short film projects by young Southeast Asian filmmakers. Training and mentorship support is also available. We are proud that some CCCL alumni have gone on to have their films screened and winning awards at international film festivals or have assumed the role of mentors of the next generation of young filmmakers.


CCCL believes in the creative talent of youth and the inspirational power of storytelling. The core of CCCL mission has been to discover a new generation of filmmakers and nurture them to be masterful storytellers who can create quality entertainment for social change. CCCL actively seeks to expand our advocacy and community networks locally and internationally through strategic and mutually supportive partnership. 



annual festivals  

3 online festivals  




Short film submissions  



Films screened  

representing 20 countries  



Film grants awarded total 1.3M THB. The funded projects were selected from 400+ proposals.   




filmmakers trained in climate filmmaking workshops.



young artists supported in Student Ambassadors 




screenings/film tours of CCCL short films with partners



CCCL-supported short films in official selection of international film festivals  

including Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival, and Yale Environment 360 Film Contest 

2 international awards



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 (May 2023).

12 CCCL film grants awarded to Southeast Asian filmmakers

Online edition of Third CCCL Film Festival for global audience (March 1-10)

Short films supported by CCCL have been selected for screening at international festivals, such as the Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) and the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (Indonesia). The films have also been screened in 18 community learning events throughout Thailand in 2023.

Community screenings of CCCL films as part of the Fourth CCCL Film Festival through local partners in Chiang Rai, Nan, Nakhon Phanom, Udon Thani, Songkhla, Pattani (February 20-29).


Fourth CCCL Film Festival in Bangkok (February 15-19), featuring 55 short films and 3 feature films from around the world, including 38 short films in competition programs, 9 prizes awarded.

Online edition of Fourth CCCL Film Festival for global audience (March 1-10)



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 resident of Thailand. 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


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Kathryn Bimson

Conservation ecologist & Programme Officer, Water and Wetlands IUCN Asia Regional Office 


Annelie Langerak

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


Prof. Dr. Siwatt Pongpiachan

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


Dr. Busakorn Suriyasarn

Director of Tonkla Rak Lok Foundation & Independent Advisor to United Nations agencies on climate change and integration of gender and social inclusion in programming

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Duangrit Bunnag


Team Members



Dr. Busakorn Suriyasarn

Team Leader

Busakorn is an independent international consultant with over 20 years of experience in international development with expertise in gender equality promotion and rights protection for vulnerable children and migrant workers, and climate change. She holds a doctorate in Mass Communications and two master’s degrees in Telecommunications and Southeast Asian Studies from Ohio University, USA. She has taken up the challenges of climate change as her lifelong mission. 


Michael Herrin

Senior Advisor on External Relations

Enterprise Systems consultant, mostly retired, and a friend of CCCL.

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Nakorn Chaisri

Program Designer


Nakorn is a Thai filmmaker based in Bangkok. He holds a bachelor degree in Communication Arts from Silapakorn University, Thailand, and 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. Nakorn has worked as program designer for CCCL since 2021.

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Thanawat Talksuk

Youth & Community Coordinator

Thanawat is a journalist. He has experience in creative content producing focused on marginalized people. His works have been screened in various competitions such as the second edition of 7HD New Ideas Contest.

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