2016.04.12 Tue

4/16-17/2016 Short Film Collaboration Workshop with director Apichatpong


Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a Thai film director who won the 2013 Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize. He is a budding artist who has won awards at film festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize (Palme d’Or), and is currently gaining worldwide attention.

At the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, the “Tenjin Apichatpong Project” (commonly called TAP) has worked to deepen exchanges between director Apichatpong and film creators in Fukuoka.
And finally, Apichatpong will visit Fukuoka and host a workshop with the film creators of Fukuoka on the subject of “Tenjin”, the center of Fukuoka.

Don’t miss the “Tenjin” that the hottest director in the film industry and the young creators will show you.

■About the Tenjin Apichatpong Project (TAP)
TAP is a mid-long term exchange project between Thai filmmaker Apichatpong, the winner of the 2013 Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, and the film creators of Fukuoka, a project co-hosted by Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize and the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
The theme is “Tenjin”, the center of Fukuoka.
Director Apichatpong and the film creators of Fukuoka will bring you a short film from the collaboration workshop.

■Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Profile
Film producer and artist. Born July 16, 1970 in Thailand.
His most famous work is “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”.
Won the highest prize (Palme d’Or) at the Cannes Film Festival. Awarded the 2013 Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, Arts and Culture Prize.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul took the world’s film industry by a storm as a keen filmmaker who not only works on the production and directing of his films, but also undertakes the scriptwriting and editing himself. His works that incorporate innovative filming techniques—such as using a dense forest setting and inserting personal memories, episodes from past lives, and references to current events—are highly acclaimed by the world.

Short Film Collaboration Workshop with director Apichatpong
[Venue] Ajibi Hall, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum 8F
[Date & Time]
Collaboration Workshop open hours: April 16th, 2016 [Sat] 13:00-17:00
*The production is available for free viewing within the hours stated above.
Screening & Talk Show: April 17th, 2016 [Sun] 15:00-17:00 (opens at 14:30)
[Participating Creators]
Director Apichatpong
Animators: Mirai Mizue, Yoko Yuki
Filmmakers: Takafumi Tachibana, and ten other young creators.
[Participation Fee]
Observation is free. No applications required.
[Contact Us]
Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize Committee (International Affairs Department, General Affairs & Planning Bureau, Fukuoka City)
1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-8620
TEL: 092-711-4930 (direct number) FAX: 092-735-4130