The 60 Second Film Festival returns to Bangkok this Friday, Feb 28.
Held at Whiteline (Silom Soi 8) from 7-11:30pm, the annual festival screens 60 super-shorts that run 60 seconds or less—including title and credits—from local and international filmmakers, both new and established. The films can feature any style, genre or subject. All filmmakers who participate stand a chance of winning a handful of awards, including the “best film” crown, a title that comes with a B20,000 cash prize.
With climate change and sustainability a major topic of discussion and source of anxiety worldwide, the festival is focusing on the environment in several ways this year. The organizers are offering another B20,000 cash prize to the filmmaker of the best short about the environment—documentary, satire, sci-fi or otherwise.
The artwork for the event, meanwhile, “addresses the environment in crisis and dystopian paranoia,” according to the organizers. Visitors can take home t-shirts, hand-screened posters and tote bags featuring that artwork. There will also be live silk-screen printing and custom screened items available at the event.
All visitors are encouraged to wear post-apocalyptic outfits and “fashionable PM2.5/anti-viral mask[s]” to the festival; the best dressed guests will walk away with special prizes.
Stick around after the films to catch indie acts Stylish Nonsense, Galaga and Space Wear perform at two other venues inside Whiteline, Safe Room and Trespass.
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Check out some of the best sci-fi films screened at last year’s event: