Step aside, Golden Globes.

Die Tomorrow

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

The film is separated into two main parts. One tells six short stories while the other shows anonymous interviews and recorded voices. It all works together to follow the lives of people who have one day left to live. 
 
 

The Phantom of Illumination

Director: Wattanapume Laisuwanchai

This sensational Thai documentary explores the life of an unemployed film-screener, Sumrith ‘Rith’ Praprakone, after the theater where he worked closed down. Sumrith spent over 30 years working at the theater, and the film impresses with its spectacular blend of two realities: the perspective of Rith himself; and the director’s point of view of Rith’s situation. 
 

Bad Genius

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya

This drama tells the story of a smart student, Lyn, who decides to make money by helping other students cheat on their STIC exam taking place in Sydney. The result is an exploration of the double standards in education between the rich and poor, shattering the illusion of honesty and equality in the education system.
 
 

Insect in The Backyard 

Director: Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

After winning its seven-year battle for screening permission with the Ministry of Culture, director Tanwarin Sukkhapisit’s 2010 critical success finally made it to House RCA in 2017. The story examines the life of 35-year-old transgender Tanya and her two teenage siblings, Johnny and Jennifer. As conflicts arise in their lives, the protagonists reveal a strong message about domestic disturbance, prostitution and social convention. 
 
 

A Gas Station: Director's Cut  

Director: Tanwarin Sukkhapisit

Set in a remote area of Thailand where everyone dresses as a cowboy, the story focuses on the disappearance of gas station owner Mhan’s newlywed wife. As he waits for her return, two more women try desperately to pursue him. This love triangle revolves in an offbeat and surreal cycle as the movie plays on notions of sadness. 
 
 

#BKKY  

Director: Nontawat Numbenchapol

The director reveals the true stories of 100 teenagers in the midst of gender identity discovery in ways that blur the line between fiction and documentary. Nontawat’s highly involved approach sees scenes narrated by the director himself, while others feature voiceovers from people who themselves have gone through the experiences being fictionalized on screen.