Magazine article Screen International

Thai Film Fund Purin Pictures Launches at Busan Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Thai Film Fund Purin Pictures Launches at Busan Film Festival

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The film fund aims to assist the development of independent cinema in Southeast Asia.

Bangkok

New Bangkok-based film fund Purin Pictures which has been operational since the beginning of this year, has its official launch in Busan, announced by the fund’s co-directors Anocha Suwichakornpong and Aditya Assarat.

The film fund, which is supported by Thailand’s Purin Foundation, aims to assist the development of independent cinema in Southeast Asia, which generally lacks government support.

The fund has earlier backed the SEAFIC scriptwriting lab and Indonesian director Mouly Surya’s Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts which premiered in Cannes this year. It is now backing new projects from three Thai filmmakers: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s Die Tomorrow, Phuttipong Aroonpheng’s Manta Ray and Nontawat Numbenchapol’s Doi Boy.

According to Assarat, it is a straight grant right now for each project with an amount between $10,000 -$15,000, but come next year, he expects to put in place a more sophisticated investment scheme with a larger amount. …

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