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Born in Thailand in 1976, Anocha Suwichakornpong, also known as "Mai" spent the nineties living in England where she received her BA and MA. In 2006, she graduated from an MFA film programme at Columbia University, New York, where she was a recipient of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship. That same year, Anocha attended the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her feature - length script, "The White Room" was among the fifteen scripts chosen to participate in their Script Clinic.

Anocha's thesis, "Graceland" became the first Thai short film to be included in the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival ( Cinéfondation) . She also directed "Lunch" as part of "Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner" trilogy, a feature co - directed by Asian female directors (China, Thailand, and Singapore), scheduled for release in 2010. Anocha's first feature, "Mundane History"(Jao Nok Krajok), received the Hubert Bals Fund from International Film Festival Rotterdam and post - production support from Asian Cinema Fund (ACF). The film won the VPRO Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010 as well as the 1 st Prize Transilvania Trophy from Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania) and the Grand Prix from Era New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland).

A few years ago, Anocha and her producer friend, Soros Sukhum, established Electric Eel Films , a production house based in Bangkok.


Mundane History (2009, 82 min, 35mm)
Screened at more than thirty film festivals including: Pusan International Film Festival, World Film Festival of Bangkok ( Opening Film ), International Film Festival Rotterdam ( Tiger Award Winner ), Las Palmas International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival ( awarded 1 st prize, the Transilvania Trophy ), Edinburgh International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Filmfest Munchen, Paris Cinema, Era New Horizons International Film Festival ( awarded Grand Prix ), Split Film Festival ( Opening Film ), Vancouver International Film Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival

Jai (2008, 14 min, DV)
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Award ( awarded Grand Prize ), International Film Festival Oberhausen ( awarded Special Mention ), Hamburg International Film Festival, Cinemanila International Film Festival, Mesto zensk/City of Women (Slovenia), Five Flavours Film Festival (Poland)

Graceland (2006, 17 min, 35mm)
Screened at more than thirty film festivals including: Cannes Film Festival (Official Selection, Cinefondation), Telluride Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tampere Film Festival ( awarded Diploma of Merit ), Busan Asian Short Film Festival ( awarded Best Film ), Sydney Film Festival, IndieLisboa, Les Rencontres Internationales (Berlin), Prague Short Film Festival, En counters Short Film Festival, Clermont - Ferrand Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival

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