Akiko Ashizawa was born in Tokyo. She made a movie with 8mm film when she was a university student; an experience that led her to…
Filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. His accomplished work as a cinematographer includes the films Vanishing Point (dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong), The Island Funeral (dir. Pimpaka Towira – Best Cinematography, 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival) and Dolphins (dir. Waleed Al-Shehhi).
A director as well as a cinematographer, His directorial debut Manta Ray premiered at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival and received the Orizzonti Award for Best Film.
His short films have screened in festivals including Busan, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Fukuoka and Singapore. His 2015 short film, Ferris Wheel, screened in over 20 festivals and received 10 awards. He participated in 2009 Asian Film Academy at Busan and was also selected one of Asian Public Intellectuals fellows by the Nippon Foundation.
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