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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Jakrawal Nilthamrong

Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG (1977, Thailand) is a filmmaker, writer and artist who lives and works in Bangkok. He obtained his BFA at Silpakorn University, Bangkok in 2000 and MFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, USA, in 2006. In 2007, he was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Jakrawal’s cinematic work extends from short films, documentary films and video installations to feature films. His feature debut, Unreal Forest (2010), screened at IFFR in the Forget Africa programme. His second feature film, Vanishing Point (2015), supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, won the Hivos Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Anatomy of Time (2021) world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival in the competitive Orizzonti section.


(selection) Patterns of Transcendence (2006, short), Man with a Video Camera (2007, short), A Voyage of Foreteller (2007, short), Parallel Journey (2007, instal), Orchestra (2008, short doc), Man and Gravity (2008, short), Man and Gravity: Plateau (2009, short), Unreal Forest (2010), Immortal Woman (2010, short), Zero Gravity (2012, short), Hangman (2012, short), Intransit (2013, short), Stone Cloud (2014, short), Jud ruam sai ta/Vanishing Point (2015), Invalid Throne (2018, short), Anatomy Of Time (2021)

Jakrawal Nilthamrong at IFFR

  • Patterns of Transcendence

    A young Thai film maker portrays an old Hindu folktale in today’s America. About the dream in the dream.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Anatomy of Time

    Maem falls in love with an army officer during the military dictatorship in 1960s Thailand. By the 2015 Tiger Award winner. 

    • Harbour
  • Man and Gravity

    A man with a colourful tricycle tries to raise an impossible freight in inaccessible surroundings. Gravity, but also karma.

    • Bright Future: Tiger Awards Competition Short Films
  • Orchestra

    And artists undertakes an attempt to make a documentary. He looks with admiration at workers in a silk factory but doesn’t forget to create art.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Black Air

    Interactive installation. Two spaces. A light space with sounds. A dark space with images. Hundreds of buttons can be used to change the sound or imag

    • Exploding Cinema: New Dragon Inns
  • A Voyage of Foreteller

    Basically a preliminary study for a dream to film. A very white man withdraws into a jungle hut by a river. A boy once saw his future in him.

    • Exploding Cinema: New Dragon Inns
  • Zero Gravity

    There used to be an army of God in Thailand/Burma led by 12-year old twins. The rest of this mysterious film consists of lots of real imagination.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Vanishing Point

    A serious film about serious, complex issues (including a dramatic car crash), presented in a light, playful way. The film follows two very different

    • Hivos Tiger Awards Competition
  • Thursday

    A visual dialogue between two filmmakers. One from Bangkok; one from Sarajevo. Wordless impressions from old Europe and changing Asia. An image diary.

    • As Long As It Takes: Short
  • Deleted

    Subtle Facebook horror film in the classic suspense style. After his death, a man continues to post. His wife fruitlessly tries to block him.

    • As Long As It Takes: Short