Thailand International Film Destination Festival

Thailand has become a popular place to shoot international films, and in recent years, we have seen such films as ‘Only God Forgive’, ‘The Railway Man’ ‘Hangover 2’, ‘The Impossible’, and ‘The Lady’ bring recognition to the skills and facilities on offer in Thailand.

As recognition and in celebration of this growth, last year the Thailand Film Office organized the third Thailand International Film Destination Festival. It was a great success, attracting directors, actors, press and film students from across the world.

This year, the Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism is proud to present the Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2017.

Thailand Short Film Competition

This is a short film festival unlike any other. Over 60 film-makers from across the globe will be given the opportunity to come to Thailand and make a short film. They will be given return flights, hotel accommodation and a budget for their productions – as well as a chance to win totaling 570,000 Thai Baht (approx USD 16,500). Film-makers from developed film industries will work alongside film-makers from developing countries, and will have an opportunity to share ideas and forge new friendships, as well as to experience the extraordinary Kingdom of Thailand.

Thailand On Screen

A series of screenings will show the diverse range of films that have been shot in Thailand, with guest appearances by some of the film-makers and crew. The films will vary from Hollywood commercial films to independent works. There will be some classics and some films that are Thailand premieres.

The Awards Ceremony

A star-studded and glamorous event, this will be our opportunity to not only announce the winners of the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge, but also to thank and congratulate members of the local industry and international guests for their support and contribution to the Thailand film industry.