9filmfest (8)


27 Jan 2020
Call for entries

17 Feb 2020
Early deadline

09 Apr 2020
Standard deadline

19 Apr 2020
Late deadline

30 Apr 2020
Extended deadline


10 May 2020
Notification date

27 May 2020
28 May 2020


Thaishinawatra Thai Silk 3/3, 94 Sukhumvit Soi 23,  10110, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 40'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 27 May 2020      Festival end: 28 May 2020

Welcome to the 8th Bangkok 9FilmFest, an annual international short film festival held in the greatest city in South East Asia. The 8th 9Fest will be held at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok’s newest indie film centre. Located on Bangkok’s pristine Sukhumvit road, not far from the famous Emquartier Mall. 9Fest was founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers and audience. We are excited to announce 9FilmFest dates of May 27-28, 2020.

9Fest provides you the chance to screen at two festivals on opposite sides of the world! Bangkok’s 9FilmFest and Indianapolis’ Indy Shorts festivals! Tell us your story! We accept short films of all genres.

What is more rewarding than having your film accepted into Competition? As Filmmakers, we take great pride in announcing our film is in the competition! “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists. Film Science, needs festivals to screen and create memorable and inspiring experiences for filmmakers and the audience. When we capture the audience we are successful!

9Fest is a film festival where selected films will be shown in two cities! What could be more spectacular than screening your short along with fans and filmmakers from around the world! 9Fest is again, honored to partner with Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) held July 21– 26, 2020.

Last year, the 9Fest Program screened at the magnificent Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. This year, we will again present carefully selected films from our 9Fest Competition section. The selected films will be included in the Indy Shorts Film Festival on July 21 - 26, 2020! We look forward to seeing your film and include it to be shown in two cities!!

Last year, at the 2019 Indy Shorts Festival, the THE TRANSLATOR’s director, Pagorn Jungrungruang flew more than 11,000 miles to Indianapolis from Thailand to present his film at the 9Fest Program screening.

Here’s what they said at Roger Ebert’s website:

by Matt Fagerholm www.rogerebert.com

9Fest, the short film festival run in Bangkok by Brian Bennett, was the focus of a special section at Indy Shorts, compiling several works from directors around the globe, and like all the festival curation I observed here, it was anything but redundant. Bake Phouikham’s “Fallen Star, Rising Sun,” offers a candid sit-down with Ko Chandetka, the first Lao-American bodybuilder, whose struggles with addiction nearly derailed his life. He told me afterward that he believes there’s no healthy way to participate in any sport on a world-class level, and that one must always weigh the risks with the rewards.

The creative world is at your fingertips. 9FilmFest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We’re here to make filmmakers dreams come true.

9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories. We’re a film festival whose selected films will be shown in two cities! This Thai and American collaboration gives filmmakers the chance to screen their films in Thailand and America. We ensure your consideration in submitting and trusting us with your film.

9Fest Competition Categories: Narrative, Documentary and Animation

The category winners receive 9FilmFest laurel certificates for these awards:

Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Script

All 9Fest Competition films are eligible for selection (decided by 9Fest jury) to be included in our privileged 9Fest Program at Indy Shorts International Film Festival, July 21 - 26, 2020.

These selected 9Fest Program films will also be considered for Indy Shorts Competition sections!

HOW IT WORKS: Submit your film to 9FilmFest. Your film will be considered for Competition in Narrative, Animation and Documentary categories at 9Fest. Awards will be presented in each of these categories.

In collaboration with Indy Shorts; The 9Fest Finalist Committee will select films from the competition and create a 9Fest Program for screening at Indy Shorts!

9Fest has Narrative, animation, and documentary categories. Short films must be under 40 minutes in length. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.



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