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.