From June 2-4, 2023, CCCL in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and the support from the American Film Showcase (AFS) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia, organized the second edition of CCCL Panorama: Gulf of Thailand, a climate storytelling workshop for emerging filmmakers to expand their knowledge about climate change issues around the Gulf of Thailand and shape their storytelling in the process of developing a short film. At the project pitching session, participating filmmakers had an opportunity to pitch their projects to a judging panel. And two projects including SHUTTER SPEED by Paparvarin Sungkaew and Kantapong Koedthip, and SHINE MEMORIA by Jirat Lertsetthapan and Sahapat Sukarasamit were awarded with a film production grant of 30,000 Baht.
Opening Night & Film Screening
The 2nd edition of Panorama kicked off with an opening remark from Khun Marissa Whitten, Public Engagement Coordinator at Embassy of the United States of America followed by a special screening of THE HUMAN ELEMENT with a post-screening Q&A with Matthew Testa.
In this activity, the participants took a field trip to local coastal communities in Bang Khun Thian, which is the only district in Bangkok located in the coastal area. The area is critically affected by coastal erosion. We visited the 28th Bangkok boundary mark already submerged and learned about coastal erosion impacts and relevant issues.
In this roundtable session, panelists including Prof. Dr. Suchana Chavanich, Kriangsak Rurgngam, Khun Kawinpat Nititaechapat, Khun Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk, and Khun Bunjong Nasae shared experiences and knowledge about climate crisis around the Gulf of Thailand.
Artists Meet Experts
The highlight of the workshop was an Artists Meet Experts session where participants and experts exchanged their views on the climate crisis and figuring ways to tell stories.
Climate Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Testa
In this workshop, Matthew Testa walked us through his experience in producing THE HUMAN ELEMENT and shared with us tips and advice for climate storytellers.
Project pitching offered a space for filmmakers to pitch their short film projects to a group of jury members and received feedback and advice.