Forward-looking film festival
It’s the first Doi Saket International Film Festival (DSIFF), and from Oct 23 to 30 it will be at different venues in Doi Saket district and other locations within the city of Chiang Mai. It is open to artists, students, children and young people – in fact anyone who’s keen to watch an assortment of films from Thailand and abroad, entirely free of charge.
“It’s often been said that non-mainstream or independent films are not suitable for Thai people,” said Patavee Viranuvat, the festival’s director. “What we seem to have forgotten is that a lot of Thai people simply don’t have the money to travel to a movie theatre to watch a film.