Our top weekend pick: Bangkok’s first indie film festival

Our top weekend pick: Bangkok’s first indie film festival

Over 80 features, documentaries and shorts from all over the world will be shown in this weekend’s Bangkok IndieFest 2010
Bangkok IndieFest 2010
An American short film by Joan Gratz about the perplexing adventures of a puffer fish who pushes the boundaries of her world.

Bangkok IndieFest 2010, the first annual independent festival in Bangkok, is on this weekend, with over 80 features, documentaries and shorts from all over the globe.

Organizers say the event is a volunteer-driven and grassroots effort to keep art alive despite the recent troubles in Bangkok. It includes a cross-cultural cinematic mashup of original independent films, while independent filmmakers are showcasing their own flicks (under 10 minutes) at the Open Movie Jam session.

One-day entry tickets cost 50-60 baht, or around 20 baht for students. Films will be shown at Bangkok’s Hof Art Center, at 224,248 Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit. (BTS: Ratchadaphisek. Tel: +66 (0)2 690 1347.)

For the festival schedule and line-up, click here.