The Bangkok Film Festival, which was thrown into limbo following
the September 9, 2006 military coup, has been rescheduled for July
19-29, but despite the fact that the dates are only weeks away,
festival officials have provided few details about the films to be
presented, including the titles of the opening and closing
"The format has changed a little from previous festivals, but
under the focused direction of the Thai film industry, this event
will be more in keeping with the country and the region," an
announcement said cryptically. A brief schedule attached to the
announcement noted that the festival plans to present a two-day
workshop on clay animation from Okinawa on July 23 and 24, followed
by a discussion of Okinawan films on July 25.
On July 26 it plans to present a panel discussion on
anti-piracy, followed by a discussion on "cultural diversity on
films" on July 27. On July 28, it has scheduled a "Discussion on
Rating and Censor on Films."