Not to be mistaken for the Bangkok Film Festival, the Bangkok International Film Festival was first organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 1998, and is now an established world player on the cinematic festival scene.
In the Official Competition there is one film every night, while the festival is topped and tailed with premi?res on the opening and closing nights. Prizes - the Golden Kinnaree Awards - are given for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Screenwriter, and there is a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The festival takes place in a number of cinemas in close proximity: both the EGV Grand and Metropolis, the Major Cinemplex in the World Trade Center Tower, three screens at the Apex (Lido 2, Scala and Siam) and SF Cinema City in the Mah Boonkrong Center.
Added by reck on September 19, 2005