Patcharin Jongjai 2020/02/19 , ( 267 views)
Thai PBS or the Thailand Public Broadcasting Service organized the 7th Media Art: Documentary Film Contest on Disasters. It aimed to encourage young film-markers to create a documentary film. The film was to be a 20-minute long presentation reflecting various aspects of natural disasters. The contest welcomed all contestants between ages 18-25 to submit their film into the contest. The presentation of awards was officially held at Montphu Phadaeng Farm, Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Province on 14 December 2019.
Out of several film submissions throughout Thailand, UBU proudly reported that Sanam Dek Len (English: playground) Production, a UBU student team,won first place. They received a 30,000 baht prize along with a plaque award for their accomplishment. Their short film was titled E Por (English: Father). It told a story about a flood disaster in Ubon Ratchathani Province. The story was inspired based on true stories from flood that happened in September 2019. It reflected the difficulties flood victims suffered from the natural disaster.
On behalf of the team, Ms. Jirawan Sripon, 4th year Communication Arts Student, said that they were extremely pleased to win first place. She and her team enjoyed meeting students from other universities in Thailand during the competition. They also enjoyed working with well-known movie production teams and directors through the workshops. However, she also mentioned how the team faced various obstacles during the production of the film but they remained motivated cease the opportunity of sharing the stories of flood victims.
The 7th Media Art Contest provided a safe and creative space for students to showcase their talents and share their communities’ stories, especially related to disasters. The films reflected both positive and negative perspectives of the situations each team chose. As a result, students exchanged knowledge and gained more awareness on disaster management.
UBU thanks the students for their hard work and are proud of them for honorably representing the university. Congratulations!
Translated/revised by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong/
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Plern Wichaiwong