The annual Global Migration Film Festival by the UN Migration Agency is back for its third year in Thailand, celebrating filmmakers—many of whom have been immigrants themselves—whose movies explore a world on the move.

Films featuring stories of migrants and diverse cultures will be screened, including seven critically-acclaimed and award-winning titles: A Thousand Girls Like Me (Thailand Premiere), The Other Side of Dooman River, Sidney & Friends, Monsieur Lazhar, Heartbound (Thailand Premiere, followed by Q&A with director Sine Plambech), Fremde Tochter (Thailand Premiere) and The Merger (Thailand Premiere).

Heartbound, by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech, centers on the small northern region of Jutland, Denmark, where over 900 Thai women are married to Danish men. This trend started 25 years ago when a former sex worker from Northeastern Thailand married a Jutland native. She's since been instrumental in helping lonely local men meet and marry women from her home village. 

In an effort to increase public awareness of migration issues, all movie screenings will be free of charge. For screening times, visit

Dec 14-16. Bangkok Screening Room, Sala Daeng Soi 1, 094-125-9906.

Watch the trailer for Heartbound below: