Victor victorious in putting world film fest on the map
After 10 years, the international film showcase is now one of the continent's most prestigious and the man at the helm _ who has also just completed a hit run of 'Reya: The Musical' _ is not content to rest on his laurels
It has been a busy year for Kriengsak "Victor" Silakong. Fresh from directing the 19-show run of the successful Reya: The Musical, he now has to make sure a 10-day film festival comprising 84 films from around the world _ as well as surrounding functions, visits by international guests and pageantry _ goes off without a hitch.
Now in its 10th year, the World Film Festival (WFF) has survived political and economic vicissitudes and the whimsical nature of a local cinema-going population more used to multiplex fare to become established as one of the most important film festivals in Asia, putting Bangkok on the regional cultural map and giving residents access to some of the most interesting independent cinema from around the world.
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