NAWAPOL THAMRONGRATTANARIT
b. 1984 Bangkok, Thailand. Lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thamrongrattanarit is a Bangkok-based filmmaker whose shorts examine themes of inclusion/ exclusion, alienation, and choice to illuminate the complexity of today’s Thailand. Sensitively shot, their protagonists’ narratives poetically framed against Thailand’s contemporary socio-political reality, the artist’s cinematographic essays have been included in international festivals in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. His feature film 36 won the New Currents Award at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, based in Bangkok, graduated from Chulalongkorn University. He is one of Thailand’s most exciting emerging video and cinematic talents. Characterised by their visual lyricism, Nawapol’s feature films and shorts reference memory, vulnerability, inclusion/ exclusion, and the tenuous relationship between reality and fiction amongst other themes. Sensitively shot, their narratives sometimes framed against Thailand’s contemporary socio-political flux, Nawapol’s cinematographic essays have been included in international festivals in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. ‘Bangkok Tanks’ of 2006 has been screened on three continents and the artist’s feature film ‘36’ (2012, 68 mins) won the New Currents Award at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival.

 
AWARDS

2012                       
New Currents Award, 17th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. For ‘36’
Fipresci Award, 17th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. For ‘36’
New Talent Award, 9th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong
Best Director, 14th Cinemanila International Film Festival, Philippines. For ‘36’

2010                        
Grand Prize, Thai Short Film Festival For ‘Cherie Is Korean-Thai’, Bangkok, Thailand


FESTIVALS

2007                       
Berlinale Talent Campus, Germany. ‘Bangkok Tanks’

2009                        
Brisbane Art Festival, Brisbane, Australia. ‘Bangkok Tanks’

2011                        
International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ‘Cherie Is Korean-Thai’
2012
        
In Competition, New Currents Section, 17th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea.
In Competition, New Talent Award, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong 
In Competition, Cinemanila International Film Festival, Philippines
World Cinema Section, International Film Festival Of Kerala, India

In Competition - Tiger Awards, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands