Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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 films.
"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."