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Wichanon Somumjarn was born in Khon Kaen in 1982. While he was in the final year of studying engineering, he made a short film titled Phee Hong Nam (W.C.) This short won Honorable Mention at the Siam Cement Group Young Thai Artist Award 2005 in the film category. He then decided to leave his formal studies to pursue his dream in the field of cinema. Since then, he has been working in the film business. Currently, he is working with director, Anocha Suwichakornpong, at Electric Eel Films, a production house based in Bangkok, Thailand. Wichanon was a participant in Asian Film Academy (AFA), Pusan International Film Festival 2009. In February 2010, Wichanon had also attended the Berlinale Talent Campus # 8 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany.


All That Remains (2010, 8min, HD)
Festivals/ Awards
40th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
8th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2010

Four Boys, White Whiskey and Grilled Mouse (2009, 10min, HD)
Screened at more than 15 festivals including:
16th Encounters Short Film Festival 2010, International Competition
55th Corona Cork Film Festival 2010
8th Pacific Meridian -Vladivostok International Film Festival, International Competition
50th Krakow Film Festival 2010
26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2010
7th IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival 2010, International Competition
40th Tampere Film Festival, Finland 2009, Best Fiction Award
39th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010
13th Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2009, Special Mention Award

A Brighter Day (2007, 17min, DV)
31st JVC Tokyo Video Festival 2009, Selected Works Prize

W.C. (2005, 8min, DV)
Siam Cement Group Young Thai Artist Award 2005 (in the Film Category), Honorable Mention Award

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