Event supporting young local filmmakers

BANGKOK — “A Moment in June,” which played in competition at South Korea’s Pusan Film Festival, opened the 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok on Friday at the Paragon Cineplex in the heart of the Thai capital.

The fest, headed by Kriangsak “Victor” Silakong, is a slightly smaller event than last month’s government-funded Bangkok Film Festival.

It will unspool around 60 films and bring in a smaller number of international guests.

Fest is supporting young local filmmakers by hosting a Produire au Sud (Produced in the South) workshop, with six projects picked from Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.

Other programming highlights are “Waltz With Bashir” from Israel, “A Jihad for Love” from the U.S. and “Three Monkeys” from Turkey.

Braving the possibility of rain, the fest will close with an outdoor screening of Martin Scorsese’s “Shine a Light” on Sunday.

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