February 21, 2022 - Bangkok — CCCL Film Festival announced the award winners for its 2nd film festival at Alliance Française Bangkok on February 19, 2022.
This year, the festival received nearly 400 submissions and screened over 30 short films throughout the day. At the awards ceremony taking place in the event of the event, the festival announced the Audience Award, CCCL Student Ambassador's Choice Award (Youth Jury Award) judged by CCCL Student Ambassadors, and Jury Awards, judged by Chayanin Tiangpitayagorn (film critic), Ms. Chalida Uabumrungjit (Director of the Film Archive) and Chessada Sakulku (Director of Information Technology and Corporate Communication).
DIR. Panitarn Boontarig
PROD. Issaree Arunprasert
Ladprao canal, once clean, is now full of waste. For the volunteers who wake up every day to remove the trash from the canal, they have high hopes that one day the canal will be clean and unpolluted as in the old days.
Youth Jury Award
DIR. Li-Wei Hsu
PROD. Li-Wei Hsu
EGG is an animated short telling a developing relationship between a man and a baby bird that brings hope to the decaying world.
DIR. Methas Chantawongs
PROD. Methas Chantawongs
TEMPERATURE is an experimental film that plays with the overlapping of video footage, photos, and animation to create textures and colors that resemble the color temperature while showing how our everyday life could directly and indirectly cause the carbon footprint.
“Temperature used a combination of documentary, animation, and experimental elements to show that we have always been a part responsible for global warming. It may sometimes seem like we’re making changes. Eventually it would only be successful if we take the problem seriously." - Chalida Uabumrungjit (Director of Thai Film Archive)
DIR. Karan Wongprakarnsanti
PROD. Karan Wongprakarnsanti
Suffering from lung cancer, Nut wants to go on a trail in the forest with his mom, Vassana, in search for his memories of his beloved dad. As they collect memories, they feel the love and the pain.
“The film allows the audience to feel related to climate change impacts through clear messages in the script. At the same time it can tactically approach the audience without using campaign language or preaching tone. Underneath the relationship between a mother and son that linger on grief and nostalgia, the film weaves in stories of people with chronic illness caused by the degraded environment in Chiang Mai in the last few years, including stories of people who dedicate their life to protect nature and humans.” - Chayanin Tiangpitayagorn (Film Critic)
THE PERFECT LI(F)E
DIR. Phumchayanuth Mitrteeraroj
PROD. Phumchayanuth Mitrteeraroj
An ambitious woman dedicates everything to achieve her dream. Things seem to be going well until one day a snake slithers into her house. Little does she know that it is a warning sign that everything in the world, including her life, is going to change.
“The way this film is trying to portray climate change impacts is interesting, starting from showing circumstances of everyday life, our routine that seems to be unrelated to climate change and gradually revealing the hidden causes that trigger us to be aware that climate change impacts have always been with us. - Chessada Sakulku (Director of Information Technology and Corporate Communication Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO))
SOUNDS OF THE FIELD
DIR. Phapop Saengkong
PROD. Suppanuttapon Sooksarn
A documentary unfolds conversations among Huai Hut farmers during the growing season in Uttaradit.
"The documentary takes us to sit calmly in a paddy field to listen to the farmers' conversations, to see the problems and make our own conclusion on the causes of agricultural problems, whether it is climate change, capitalism, or government’s failure in management. Even in the midst of hardship, small fractions of enjoyment of life can be found. - Chalida Uabumrungjit (Director of Thai Film Archive).
คน-ป่า (WE AND THE WOODS)
DIR. Weeraphan Thavorn
PROD. Suthee Roungroj
As humans fall into a whirlpool of greed, a group of Karen people finds a way to connect nature and mankinds through their annual tribal ritual.
"The film is beautifully made in terms of sound, virtual and storyline. It portrays the lives of indigenous people who live with nature and are aware of their responsibility for nature as well as the opposition to climate change. In today's global trend where we demand the increase of forest area to absorb CO2, we also see the conflicts happening with people living in forests, like in Africa and South America. This film is able to portray an impressive aspect of the indegenous people with their local wisdom of living with nature. - Chessada Sakulku (Director of Information Technology and Corporate Communication Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO))
เบื้องหลังกำแพง (BEHIND THE WALL)
DIR. Chonchanok Thanatteepwong
PROD. Patiparn Boontarig
BEHIND THE WALL stitches together a poem by the 2016 South East Asian (SEA) Writers Award finalist Rossanee Nurfarida and intellectual interviews of academics and people whose voices express the concerns of the shoreline erosion in Songkhla Province, caused by the hazard of coastal infrastructure.
"The concise and complete voices, the power of nature through the poem and the eyes that capture beautiful and destructive landscapes, all turned the 8-minute film into an ingenious wave that uncovers truths, the truths that lay wider than the Songkhla sea and the sea wall. The universal truths about climate change impacts the world is facing, it is where the authorities and the capitalists are the catalyst of destruction without awareness and with only benefits." - Chayanin Tiangpitayagorn (Film Critic)
Congratulations to all the winners.