Jakrawal Nilthamrong was born in 1977 in Lopburi, Thailand. He currently lives and works in Bangkok. He obtained his BFA at Silpakorn University, Bangkok (2000) and MFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, USA (2006). In 2007-08 he was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jakrawal’s work as a filmmaker/visual artist spans from short films, documentary films to video installations and feature films. The themes of his work often relate to Buddhism and Eastern philosophy in contemporary context. His works were shown in international film festivals and art exhibitions including IFFR, Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, Taipei Biennial 2012, Berlin International Film Festival, SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014 and Toronto International Film Festival. His first fiction feature film, VANISHING POINT (2015), premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and won the festival’s top prize, Hivos Tiger Award. He is currently working on his next film, ANATOMY OF TIME. He is also a professor and head of the film department at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Accolades

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng and Mai Meksawan and Philippe Avril and Jakrawal Nilthamrong and Chatchai Chaiyon
Best Feature Film, 2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Best Feature Film, 2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees from nearby Myanmar have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured…

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Films

Manta Ray
2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Thailand, People's Republic of China, France
2018

Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees from nearby Myanmar have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured…

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