2010 Phuket Film Festival

2010 Phuket Film Festival

The second edition of the Phuket Film Festival will take place from June 4th until June 13th this year after being canceled last year due to security concerns arising from the ASEAN summit taking place on the Island. This years film festival will be organized by Scott Rosenberg, managing director of AMW International,  who has several Thailand film festivals under his belt including; The Greater Mekong Sub-region Film Festival (GMS).

The first Phuket Film Festival took place in 2007 and received a warm reception internationally. Screening over 40 films from 15 countries with 13 foreign film makers in attendance, the festival was a hit with film goers who bought just over 3,600 tickets to see the films. With one festival under their belt the organizers decided to take 2008 off to concentrate on the 2009 festival which sadly was canceled. Those plans were put to good use and 2010 looks like it is going to be a great Year for the Phuket Film Festival which hopes to become an annual event.

approximately 30 feature films, short films & documentaries will be screened this year with most movies being in their native language with English sub-titles. Several movies will be sub-titled in Thai but you will have to check with the box office to find out which ones are.

Event & Movie Locations:

Opening Gala, Royal – Phuket Marina.

Most movies - Coliseum Cineplex theaters, Phuket Town.

Soi Dog Benefit Screening – Coliseum, Reception Tavorn Hotel.

UN/Discovery Channel Tsunami Benefit for Chumchonthai Foundation -  Screening Coliseum theater, Reception Coliseum Lobby.

Prince & Me 4 & Thaithanium – The Green Man.

Meet the Directors -  Cape Yamu.

French Films & Wine Tasting – Coliseum theater & Lobby.

Alternative Lifestyle Party – (location to be announced)

Bitter/Sweet Thailand premiere – movie at Coliseum, Reception at Vijitt Resort.

Closing Movie & Party -  Kargo restaurant (Laguna).

Tribute to Actor/Director Khun Kom Akadej - Movies (Thai language) to be screened FREE to the general public all day, June 6 from 12 noon. Free movies ONLY June 6. First come first served on admission.

Ticket Pricing: Most individual films will be $4.00 with benefit features priced at $6.50. For a complete menu of ticket costs please go to Phuket Film Festival Ticketing.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Italian Movie – Per Sofia, director Ilaria Paganelli and actress Carina Wachsmann in attendance: at Coliseum (5:00 pm)

Opening Movie: Paresh Mokashi’s debut film, Harishchchandrachi Factory will be the opening film at the second edition of the Phuket Film Festival (Indian submission to 2010 Academy Awards Foreign Language Films). Director Mokashi in attendance: at Coliseum (7:30 pm)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Vietnamese movie -  Bay Rong (Clash), at Coliseum (12 noon)

Festival of Short Films – at Coliseum Theater 2 (12 noon)

USA movie -  Cadillac Records at Coliseum Theater 2 (2 pm) – Director Darnell Martin attending

Benefit Phuket Soi Dog Foundation – movie screening to take place at Coliseum (2 pm) Reception at Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel (tickets available from Phuket Soi Dog Association)

Spotlight on Indian film -  Chondi Chok to China, 3:30 pm at Coliseum Theater 1

Spotlight on Indian film -  3 Idiots 6 pm at Coliseum Theater 1

Opening Gala and Awards -  Royal Phuket Marina 9 pm – 12 midnight

(tickets 1,500 person heavy cocktail, free flow wine, soft drinks, and beer)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tribute to Actor/Director Khun Kom Akadej – Thai language movies to be screened FREE to the general public all day, from 12 noon. First Come, First Served (90 seats per movie) Khun Kom to attend

“The Mountain Lion”  with English Subtitles

“The Opera Hero”

“Super Cops”

“Super Hero”

“Grand Pa’… My Hero”

“Great Ruby”

“Operation Bangkok”

Kepulihan: Stories from the Tsunami (Indonesia) Coliseum Theater 1, 12:30 pm

UN/Discovery Channel Benefit -  Anatomy of a Recovery screening at Coliseum, 2 pm, Chao Le cultural show & Reception at Royal City Phuket Hotel follows movie. Anatomy of a Recovery ticket holders and Full Festival Pass holders invited. Tickets 150 Baht to benefit Chumchonthai Foundation.

Special screening -  Asian Premier The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure, Thai cast and crew in attendance (movie shot in Thailand) Discount food & drink from 6 pm, at The Green Man Pub movie starts at 7 pm

Reception with musical entertainment by Thaitanium. Full Festival Pass holders and ticket holders only. Tickets 200 Baht. actress Ase Wang, actor Amarin Cholvibul, actor Vithaya Pansringarm and actor/musician Prinya Intachai to attend

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cambodian documentary - 12 noon Who Killed Chea Vichea 56 min Director Bradley Cox in attendance

Invitation Only Lunch Cruise – Festival partners, sponsors and VIP guests at Wahoo Boats 11 am

Invitation Only VIP Dinner 8pm

USA Documentary – Teenage Paparazzo directed by Adrian Grenier (International Premiere) 7 pm at Coliseum

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spotlight on India – Harishchandrachi Factory 12 noon

Spotlight on India - 3 Idiots 2 pm

Classic French Film - Princes et Princesses (animated) at Coliseum (6 pm)
Wine tasting follows in lobby of Coliseum Cineplex (tickets 200 Baht each) Princes et Princesses ticket holders and Full Festival Pass holders only.

Vietnamese action movie -  Bay Rong (Clash) 8:00 pm

First in “Meet the Directors” series – Cadillac Records at Cape Yamu F&B reception at 6 pm movie begins at 8 pm (limited tickets available 850 Baht) Director Darnell Martin in attendance. Only 80 seats available.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Italian movie – Per Sofia 1:30 at Coliseum Tehater 1

Alternative Lifestyle – Films at Coliseum Theater 1 Swinki (Piggies) 4:30 pm

Alternative Lifestyle – films at Coliseum Theater 1 Milk (Thai subtitles) 6:30 pm

Alternative Lifestyle – films at Coliseum Theater 1 Mine Viganti (Loose Cannon) 9:00 pm

Party follows (location to be announced)
For more information, please contact Daniel 076 341 917 Call from Overseas: +66 76 341 917 [email protected]

Thursday, June 10, 2010

USA Documentary – Teenage Paparazzo 12:00 noon

Spotlight on India – Chondi Chok to China 2:30 pm

Snow and Ashes -  5:00 pm (producer/actor David-Alexandre Coiteux attending)

Classic French Film -  A bout de souffle (Breathless) at Coliseum (7 pm)
Wine tasting follows in lobby Coliseum Cineplex (tickets 200 Baht each) A bout de souffle (Breathless) ticket holders and Full Festival Pass holders only.

Do Elephants Pray? – 9:30 pm (Director Paul Hill, Jonnie Hurn producer, screenwriter & lead actor & John Last actor who plays Jode to attend)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thailand Premiere Bitter/Sweet -  at Coliseum (7 pm). F&B reception hosted by Boncafe, with Thai stars follows movie at Vijitt Resort. Only 70 combined reception and movie tickets available. Tickets 200 Baht for movie and reception. 120 Baht for just movie. Movie at 7pm Coliseum Theater 1 and Reception begins 9 pm: (actress) Mamee Napakprapa Nakprasit, (actress) Kalorin Nemayothin, (actress) Ploy Jindachote , (tennis great) Khun Paradorn & (actress) Viyada Umarin to attend Reception

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vietnamese action movie - 12:00 noon Bay Rong (Clash) Coliseum Theater 1

Bitter/Sweet – 2:00 pm Coliseum Theater 1

Repo Men - 7:00 pm Coliseum Theater 1 (Thai subtitles)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tribute to Khun Kom Akadej – The Mountain Lion (English subtitles) 11:00 am

Festival of Short films – 1:30 pm

Phuket Premier - Sawasdee Bangkok 4pm

Closing movie – World Premiere Friday Killer by director Yuthlert Sippapak at Kargo in Laguna (restaurant area) doors open 6pm movie begins at 7 pm cast & crew in attendance F&B reception begins at 6pm. Limited seating – buy your tickets early (200 Baht ticket on sale at Coliseum Cineplex, Phuket Town)

For more information please check out the Phuket Film Festival home page and for more upcoming Thailand events don’t forget to check out the Thailand Event Calender.


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4 Responses to 2010 Phuket Film Festival
  1. Catherine
    June 2, 2010 | 2:12 pm

    Talen, the Phuket Film Festival sounds like great fun. But after flying to Phuket for their bike week recently, I’m going to pass on this event. Phuket is not very far from Bangkok but the trip there, back, and running around is not cheap.

    So whoever does attend the Film Festival, please come and tell us all about it!
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Backstage View into the Process of Creating a Thai Dictionary =-.

    • Talen
      June 3, 2010 | 12:31 am

      Cat, I’d love to go just to see the movie Cadillac Records…it’s supposed to be a big deal and the director is even coming…but as you say Phuket can be expensive…

  2. Martyn
    June 2, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    Talen perhaps its a good sign that yourself and a few others are returning to writing about the positive things that are happening in Thailand. May was a tragic month and now we must move on.

    I’m not a movie buff at all but the young one like most other people is. Phuket has got to be a great location for holding a film festival and with an international film line up then the event should draw huge crowds from many different cultures, there should be some amazing food on offer. I think the event is stone walled to be a winner.

    Congratulations to you on Thailand, Land of Smiles picking up Thailand Voice’s blog of the month award for June. Well deserved and keep up the good work and excellent writing.
    .-= Martyn´s last blog ..Udon Thani Red Shirts – The Price to Pay =-.

    • Talen
      June 3, 2010 | 12:32 am

      Martyn, Thanks for the grats I’m sure your blog will be featured soon.

      I hope it all works out for the film festival…been a rocky few years for them.