Formation and Cinematic Creation of Thai Independent Film Directors after 1997

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Pitak Panprem
Unalome Chanrungmaneekul
Kamjohn Louiyapong


This article aimed to study the beginning or background of film directors related to social, economic, political, and media technology contexts., also Cinematic creation of successful film directors after 1997. By selecting a sample of 5 film directors based on the characteristics of auteur as follows: 1) Mr. Thanyawarin Sukapisit 2) Mr. Nawaphol Thamrongrattanarit 3) Mr. Boon Song Nakphu 4) Mr. Aphi Chatpong Weerasethasakul and 5) Mr. Uruphong Raksasat.
The findings showed that all Thai independent film directors struggled to make films among the changing of economic, political and media technologies context. With this background and context, it relates to the characteristics of Thai Independent Film Directors that demonstrates complex struggles and works that reflect Thai society after 1997. Both in the process of making film that is difficult due to lack of funds and supporters so they have to find a way to make film with a unique style and the content in those films are often stories that reflect real life conditions, causing the films’ format and content of these directors unique from general Thai independent film directors. Making Thai independent film well-known both domestic and internationally, as well as arousing interest for recruit filmmakers interested in making film in form of independent film.


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Panprem, P., Chanrungmaneekul, U., & Louiyapong, K. (2020). Formation and Cinematic Creation of Thai Independent Film Directors after 1997. Journal of Business, Economics and Communications, 15(1), 120-134. Retrieved from
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