July 2017

DOI BOY

won the Purin Award at the close of Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC).

Dear all,

To think about the first day I started to make films until these days, it is about 10 years already. I look around my circle and see some friends at the same age had families and houses already. As for me, at this age, I wanted to buy health insurance and fix the house for my mom. The thing is when I look back, I feel like I have nothing, but only the films I made. 

I feel so grateful to be able to participate the SEAFIC script lab. Those deadlines help push the project to be developed with good pace. Having such a good mentor like Franz Rodenkirchen , who always tries to understand our script deeply and gives an advice in the way that focuses on our main idea, makes it much more easier to improve our script dramatically. When I read the script and shared opinions with talented friends like Chris YeoSivaroj Karn KongsakulPham Ngoc Lan, and Nicole Midori Woodford, they are very open-minded that we can review each other’s work more freely. They point out things that I’ve never seen in the script before. Besides sharing ideas, our friendship can also heal my loneliness and make me realise that I’m not alone in this journey. We all share the same dream of making films.

In terms of producing, we received professional consolation and eventually found solutions to the problems that we’re always curious about. This process makes our team, Steve Chen and Bow Supatcha, clearly see the path that we are walking forward to. And we always feel the love and friendship from Anti-Archive, which is Chou DavyPark SunghoDaniel MattesKavich NeangDanech SanKanitha Tith, and Douglas Seok. They’re always be there through all good times and bad times, with lots of hugs and smiles.

Last but not least. I wanted to thank you Raymond Phathanavirangoon and Visra Vichit-Vadakan that makes the SEAFIC lab happened. For the past 8 months, it was such a precious experience for me and gave me strength to walk this path further. We really appreciated to receive the Purin award, and will definitely keep on pushing this project. And we hope that SEAFIC will continue to give us strength and hope for ASEAN filmmakers like I used to receive before. I feel like I can escape from the current situation that when I make a film, people in my country would not understand, believe, or give supports that much.

Love
Nontawat Numbenchapol




June 2017


DOI BOY

Nontawat's screening lecture with an excerpt from his research for DOI BOY. This another side project is called No boys Land.

The exhibition 2 or 3 Tigers, which will be accompanied by the public program Flights from the Empire, taking place on June 17th and 18th, 2017. The program is co-curated by Anselm Franke, Hyunjin Kim and David Teh.

The contributions of the program will explore the strategies of resistance against imperial and national structures in Asia while expounding on the genesis of state structures, national borders and capitalist economies and their relationship with indigenous cultures and identity constructs. The weekend takes its cue from James C. Scott's book The Art of Not Being Governed, which focuses on the historically instable rule of nation states and empires in highlands of mainland Southeast Asia. Following a keynote by James C. Scott, we want to explore the ambiguous role of imperialism, statehood in relation to minorities, as well as various historical and contemporary strategies of evasion and "flight from empire".




June 2017



#BKKY

Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival.

 


 

June 2017



#BKKY

Lovers Film Festival Torino LGBTQI,Irregular Lovers. Concorso internazionale iconoclasta section, Italy.


April 2017

DOI BOY

Anti-Archive's Steve Chen will participate in EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) TTB Ties That Bind in Udine, Italy, representing DOI BOY, the first narrative feature film from the young, award-winning Thai director Nontawat Numbenchapol, currently in development. The program, organized alongside the udine FAR EAST FILM festival, brings together ten selected producers, five from Asia and five from Europe, for a five-day development workshop. Anti-Archive is co-producing DOI BOY alongside the Thai film production company Mobile Lab, represented by Bow Supatcha.


April 2017

#BKKY

WICKEDQUEER Boston, USA. 


March 2017





#BKKY

HELSINKICINEAASIA
, Finland.

 


March 2017


#BKKY

Cinemasia, Amsterdam. 


March 2017



#BKKY


Cambodia International Film Festival,Phnom Penh.


March 2017




#BKKY

GLITCH Film Festival, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 


Jan 2017



#BKKY

Kuifest, Turky.



October 2016

#BKKY

won Jury Award for the best feature film at Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hanburg, German.

Jury consisting of Njoki Ngumi (The Nest Collective/Kenya)/ Saadat Munir (Film Festival Programmer Copenhagen/Pakistan), Marit Östberg (Artist Sweden/Berlin)


 


October 2016




DOI BOY
is my first project that is pure fiction, no documentary included. And now it is officially selected to be a part of SEAFIC! I would like to say thank you to all of my team for the support. Thanks to Steve Chen and Bow Supatcha for always taking care of the project in the part of main producing very closely. Thanks to Anti-Archive , Chou Davy, Kavich Neang, Park Sungho. Thanks to 185 Film, Beae Paosrijaroen and Thongdee Sukhum for the advice and support. Thanks to Rimvydas Leipus for trusting in the project and accepting to be the DOP. Thanks to Samak Kosem for the research and inspiration.

And most of all, thanks to Raymond Phathanavirangoon and SEAFIC's team for giving me an inspiration and power to write and make this project happen. Receiving this selection makes DOI BOY come closer to reality, not just a dream anymore.

 


 

October 2016

#BKKY
Screening @ Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hanburg, German.

 



October 2016

#BKKY
Screening @ 香港亞洲電影節 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.

 


 

October 2016

#BKKY

Screening @ Q CINEMA Manila Philippines.

 


 

October 2016

#BKKY
Variety : Busan Film Review: '#BKKY'

 


 

October 2016



On the Rise : New Faces of Southeast Asian Cinema
8 Oct / 17.30 @ Busan Cinema Center

Meet the Guest : Talk to Talk which Director Chou Davy, Yosep Anggi NOEN, Minh Quy TRUONG, Ato BAUTISTA, BOO Junfeng and Nontawat Numbenchapol

 


 

October 2016

#BKKY
Jojo is a character in a fantasy’s tale that woven from the interview of 100 teenagers in Bangkok during the transitioning moment from high-school to university. They were asked to describe their happiest moment in life. Meet Jojo for the first time in Busan International Film Festival 2016 in October 2016.

 


 

 

October 2016

Boundary x By the River

Screening @ 當代敘事影展—邊界・世界 New Narratives Film Festival
21-30 October 2016 in Taipei.

 


 

March 2016

Boundary

Screening @ Rooftop Institute Hongkong.

 


 

September 2015



Boundary

NOW AVAILABLE ON VIMEO ON DEMAND.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/boundary

 


 

June 2014

Gaze & Hear
Show in a group exhibition "A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEMORY" at The 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art Strategic Projects.

 

 


 

 

June 2014

Boundary
Screening in Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

 


 

 

June 2014

By the River
Screening , incompetition Human Right Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

 


 

 

June 2014

Boundary
Screening, incompetition Human Right Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar.

 



 

 


May 2014

By the River
Screening at Green Film Festival in Seoul (GFFIS).

 

 


 

 

May 2014

Gaze & Hear
a group show"Chapter 3, State of Being New Videoart From Thailand" at XXX Gallery, Hongkong.

 

 


 

 

April 2014


By the River
is selected for ChopShots documentary film festival in international, competition Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

 


 

 

April 2014

Boundary
Screening in Seoul Independence Documentary Film & Video Festival.

 

 


 

 

April 2014


By the River
back to The River 04.04.14

"It was the most impressive screening in my life, it was like a dream that I've been imagining about. Thank you everyone who involved with this movie and everyone who made this screening happened.

I was so happy until I didn't want to come back to the city."

Nontawat Numbenchapol, Director

Except the premiere screening of 'By the River' at Lower Klity village where the documentary was shot, there were also other event such as merit making for Karen ancestors, the discussion about the progress of Klity creek rehabilitation after the judgement was handed down by The Supreme Administrative Court last year and the blessing ceremony for the creek.

In the evening, audiences from Lower Klity village and outside watched 'By the River' together and joined the talk after the movie.

Nontawat said he wants to see the 16 years struggle of Klity villagers becoming an inspiration for people who are fighting for human rights and social justice, not only in Thailand but also other places in the world.

 

 


 

 


Febuary 2014

Boundary
received a Young Director award in Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards, Tailand.

 


 


December 2013

Boundary
Screening in Cambodia International Film Festival with DOCUMENTARIES: A GLIMPSE OF CAMBODIA section.

 

 


 

 


December 2013

By the River
Screening at Festival dei popoli, Florence, Italy in FAR FROM UTOPIA section.

 

 


 





December 2013

Boundary
is going to show at Luangprabang Film Festival.

 

 


 



November 2013


Boundary

screening at Festival Film Dokumenter, Yokyakartar Indonesia in No Bond, No Boundaries section.

 

 


 

 

November 2013

By the River
Screening at Kolkata International Film Festival in Focus : South east Asia section.

 

 


 

 

November 2013

Boundary
screening at Budapest, Hungary in Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

 

 


 

 

November 2013

By the River
in the main competition of the SalaMindanaw International Film Festival, Philippine.

 


 

 

November 2013

By the River
will competed for the New Talent Award @ Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2013 (HKAFF).





November 2013

Boundary
is going to International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) screening in a special themed programme titled Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia.



 

 

October 2013

Boundary
International Competition at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan 2013.

 


 


September 2013

Boundary
screening at Milano Film Festival 2013.

 

 


 

 

August 2013

By the River
BY THE RIVER received a special mention award in Locarno International Film Festival 2013.

 

 


 

 

August 2013

By the River
World premier at Locarno International Film Festival 2013, concorso cineasti del presente.

 


 

 

April  2013

Boundary
Opening film at Salaya Doc, Thailand 2013.

 

 


 

 

February 2013
Boundary
World premier at Berlin International Film Festival 2013 Forum programme.

 

 


 

 

December 2012

"DIG"
VDO Installation & research materials of the forthcoming film "Boundary" 
by NONTAWAT NUMBENCHAPOL, Messy, Bangkok Thailand.

 

 


 

 

December 2012

Boundary
participated in DocNet Campus through the support of DocNet Southeast Asia.

 

 


 

 

October 2012

Ratchapruek
Group Exhibitiom, Menam Art Fleuve, Ensapc Ygrec, Paris, France.

 

 


 

 

August 2012

JOURNIES ACROSS BORDERS
Screening and Talk By Nontawat Numbenchapol, Jim Thomson Art Center , Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 


 

 

March 2012

Aurora Primary
FILM ON THE ROCKS
UNTAMED WINNER, Yaonoi Island, Thailand.

 

 


 

 

March 2012
Experimental Film ForumGaze and Hear

8.8.88
is selected to competition in Salaya International Film Festival, Thailand.

 

 


 

 

October 2011
Experimental Film ForumGaze and Hear

Where your boundaries are
is selected by DMZ Fund from Asian Network of Documentary, Busan International Film Festival and the DMZ International Documentary., Busan, Korea.

 


 

 

May 2011
Experimental Film ForumGaze and Hear

Gaze & Hear
Screened at Experimental Film Forum 2011(Singapore).


 


 

 


January 2011
ANAMobile Lab

Mobile Lab
which won Arts Network Asia (ANA) 2011 Awardees.