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6 Short Film Projects Selected for the 2022 CCCL Film Grants

May 26, 2022 - Bangkok, Thailand — Changing Climate Changing Lives (CCCL) Film Festival, operating under the umbrella of Sang Foundation, announced today 6 short film projects selected for the 2022 CCCL Film Grants Program.

This year CCCL has received 98 project proposals submitted by emerging filmmakers from all regions in Thailand during the open call. After careful consideration, the festival selected 6 promising short film projects that artistically highlight the climate issues in Thailand. The 2022 CCCL Film Grants program is supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia

The selected grant recipients are:

PAD THAI by Weeraya Vichayaprasertkul

The documentary will show how the internationally known Thai dish “Pad Thai” will be potentially affected by global warming and climate change, e.g., the cost and sourcing of the ingredients and other related problems.

About Weeraya Vichayaprasertkul

Weeraya (Min) has been interested in making films for change. Min worked as a creative and host of a TV Burapa’s program, Kob Nok Kala. She is currently an independent TV producer and presenter. Min’s main areas of interest include education, culture and environment. Her documentary FOREST-COAST-CITY won the grand prize at the CCCL Film Festival in 2020 and the silver award at Handle Climate Change Festival in Shenzhen, China in 2021.

FROM DUST TILL DUST by Tanakit Kitsanayunyong

The film will visualize the climate crisis through conversations among various groups of Thai urbanites and the visuals of the repeated cycle of smog and pollution, and the changing environment and the ecosystems.

About Tanakit Kitsanayunyong

Tanakit Kitsanayunyong is a 4th generation Thai-Chinese. He lives and works as a filmmaker in Bangkok. His work focuses on observation of humans, objects and landscapes through experimental moving images.

THE FARMER by Sirithan Laowakul

A documentary follows a group of farmers in Nakhon Sawan who have been working on developing climate-resilient rice technology and production. They have had to adapt to the changing climate that is becoming increasingly severe.

About Sirithan Laowakul

Sirithan Laowakul is a member of Nakhon Sawan Municipality Council. She is also a freelance photographer and aspiring documentary filmmaker whose works concern political, social and environmental issues.

FIRST JOB by Nopawat Likitwong

Tueng, an environmentalist and an intern at a recording studio, must help his team to correct false information on climate change in the lyrics of a song just hours before presenting it to a client.

About Nopawat Likitwong

Nopawat Likitwong has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and Master degree in Design from Rangsit University. With passion in cinema, he pursued his studies in sound at Vancouver Film School, Canada. Napawat currently works as a sound designer at One Cool Sound Studio. His works include INHUMAN KISS (2019), HAPPY OLD YEAR (2019), and Wong Kar- wai's THE GRANDMASTER.

FOOD FOR THE FUTURE by Nichapa Nisabdi

A documentary tells a story of a small restaurant in Chiang Mai that strives to foster sustainable food through using plant-based products and green ingredients, while also contending with difficulties from the Covid pandemic.

About Nichapa Nisabdi

Nichapa Nisabdi (Ribbin) is a director, a musician, and a vegan. She previously worked as a TV presenter in a documentary program THE MOVING PICTURES, and was a creative director for TV shows, DAISUKI JAPAN and SUSTAINABLE STORY on Bright TV.


The Panare fishermen in Pattani, a province in Thailand’s deep south, strive to maintain their traditional way of life amidst the changing climate. The name of this Muslim fishing community “Panare” has an origin in two Pattani Malayui words: “pa-ta” (beach) and “ta-re” (fishing net). The film will explore how the lives of the Panare people have been affected by and are meeting the climate challenges.

About Napat Wesshasartar

Napat Wesshasartar is an independent photographer and documentary filmmaker. His works have been appeared in Thai and international media such as National Geographic Thailand, BBC Thai News and Norway Television. Naphat is currently pursuing his master's degree in Social Sciences at Mahidol University.

Previously announced, we are thrilled to support 4 short film projects from the CCCL Panorama: Mekong program supported by the U.S. Embassy Bangkok. The grant recipients are:

QUEEN OF MEKONG by Kittikhun Seniwong Na Ayutthaya

A documentary about the disappearance of a plant called “Queen of Mekong” that has changed the lives of people around Mekong River — a coffee shop that used to have a gorgeous view of the river and the plant, a boat driver who had the plant as a selling point, and the villagers whose convenience stores were on the river.

About Kittikhun Seniwong Na Ayutthaya

Kittikhun Seniwong Na Ayutthaya was born and raised in Chiang Mai. He is interested in documentary storytelling because he feels that the art of documentary allows people to embrace the emotions and messages from the story that he wants to tell in a pure manner. After graduating he has been working as a documentary filmmaker and created a team called 5W1H for content production.

A LETTER FROM DOWNSTREAM by Patiparn Boontarig

During a trip around Mekong basin, Noona, a southern Muslim woman working for an NGO, meets Norjae, a Kah woman. They exchange conversations on issues that reflect changes happening in the downstream areas.

About Patiparn Boontarig

Patiparn Boontarig graduated from the Department of Film and Photography from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication Thammasat University. After graduating, he works as a director and screenwriter producing several short films and documentaries. He is particularly interested in issues of equality, human rights, and nature.

MEANDERING by Jakkrapan Sriwichai and Antika Chomnan

Set in the year 2090, a writer discovers his family’s mysterious egg that morphs into a woman who asks him to bring her back to the Mekong river, her native land. The writer must embark for a place that might no longer exist.

About Jakkrapan Sriwichai

Jakkrapan Sriwichai is a filmmaker and video artist from Chiang Mai, Thailand. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chiang Mai University. He works as an independent filmmaker, video artist, and performer. His short film BEING OF NEGLECTED has been screened at several international film festivals including Busan International Short Film Festival, and REINCARNATED LIGHT which was screened at Open Doors Shorts at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival. Recently, he was a participant in Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors Consultancy, Berlinale Talents 2021, and Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors: Immersion Program 2021.

About Antika Chomnan

Antika Chomnan received a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Medical Technology, Chiang Mai University. She currently works as an occupational therapist, stage actor, and independent short film producer. She has produced Jakkrapan's short films including BEING OF NEGLECTED, PHIMABONG, STENCIL DAUGHTER, CAMPER and REINCARNATED LIGHT.

THE CORN AND I by Sedthawut Inboon and Saralchana Khamdech

The story of "Corn", a boy who lives by the Mekong River with his father. When his father begins to plant corn in his own garden, the boy starts to see that things are changing.

About Sedthawut Inboon

Sedthawut Inboon graduated from the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University. He is determined to create works that reflect social issues.

About Saralchana Khamdech

Saralchana Khamdech graduated from the College of Innovation, Thammasat University. She had the opportunity to study both Thai and foreign cultures and visit several communities where she explored the diversity of culture and nature in Thailand. She learned that Thailand needs to really focus on nature and sustainability.


About CCCL Film Festival

CCCL Film Festival is a platform for Thai youth and communities to share their stories of climate impact, resilience, inspiration, and innovation. Founded in 2019, CCCL aims to raise awareness about climate change through the power of short films and inspire action in Thailand and Asia. We organize year-round activities and offer a limited number of filmmaking grants and mentorship to young aspiring filmmakers.

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