Jakrawal  Nilthamrong

Jakrawal Nilthamrong

Thailand

I think filmmaking itself is collecting memories.    

Biography

Jakrawal Nilthamrong was born in 1977 in Lopburi, Thailand. He currently lives and works in Bangkok. He obtained his BFA at Silpakorn University, Bangkok in 2000, and an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA in 2006. In 2007-2008, he was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jakrawal’s work spans short films, documentaries, video installations and feature films. The themes of his work often relate to Eastern philosophy in a contemporary context. His work has been shown at international film festivals and art exhibitions, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata Documentary Film Festival 2011, Taipei Biennial 2012, Berlin International Film Festival 2014, SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014, and Toronto International Film Festival 2014. His most recent feature film, Vanishing Point (2015), premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 and won the Hivos Tiger Award. He is also a film lecturer at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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