Anucha Boonyawatana

Anucha Boonyawatana

Thailand

Filmmaking somehow represents myself and my identity at that time. When I've found something that I really love, I always try to put them into my film. My film is like a collection of things I adore.    

Biography

Born in Nakhon Phanom, a North-Eastern Province of Thailand, in 1981, Anucha Boonyawatana is a Thai independent film director and also founder of G-Motif Production, one of the largest video production company in Thailand. Anucha's thesis film DOWN THE RIVER, combination of Buddhist philosophy and Thai art and a love story of a gay couple, won Young Thai Artist Award and has been shown at several film festivals. Anucha collaborated with TUC, Thai-American Public Health Agency (under the US government) and UNESCO to direct the online movie LOVE AUDITION aim to promote health and relationships among Thai gay teenagers. In 2012, the short film EROTIC FRAGMENTS NO. 1, 2, 3 was screened in competition at Berlinale Shorts of the 62th Berlin International Film Festival. THE BLUE HOUR is Anucha's first feature film, which premiered at Berlinale Panorama in 2015. In 2017, her second feature MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER won Kim Jiseok Award at Busan IFF.

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