Stoner films compete for Golden Ganja award

Stoner films compete for Golden Ganja award


Cinema Oasis on Sukhumvit 43 will reopen its doors for the "Amazing Stoner Movie Fest 2022", which will bring a string of feature and short movies from around the world, from Thursday to Sunday.

photo courtesy of Cinema Oasis

The long-anticipated second edition of the festival will present 14 feature films, encompassing an outer space nightmare from Berlin; Korean weed people noir; an art world send-up of a toxic waste apocalypse from Latvia; a "hummus Western" from Israel and Palestine; and a mystical stoner Kung Fu movie from Brazil.

The line-up comprises six movies and two documentaries from the United States -- Da Big Zip directed by Nick Alonzo; Ninja Badass by Ryan Harrison; Sister Tempest by Joe Badon; Texas Death Trippin' Axtended Cut by Robert Lopez; 16 Bits by Aaron Steven Mento; Headchesse The Movie by Robbie Lopez; Illegally Alive by Mike Wise and Dale DiMassi; and The Secret Cup by Jeremy Norrie.

The other six movies in the programme include The Maestro by Paul Spurrier from Thailand; Shocking Marriage by Demetrio Casile from Italy; The Smoke Master by Andre Sigwalt and Augusto Soares from Brazil; Space Birth 2 by Marius Jopen from Germany (preceded by Hugo Chakra's Space Cruise Of Eternal Night); Troubled Minds by Raitis Abele and Lauris Abele from Latvia; and Weed People by Chang Gul Jeon from South Korea.

A selection of 45 short films and documentaries to be screened on all four days are divided into seven themed programmes including Deeper; Haunted; Cannabis Culture; Of Death And World Peace, Man; Apocalyptic & Divine; Sacred Plant; and Better Green Than Dead.

The screening will take place in two areas. In-cinema screening will start at noon tomorrow and on Friday, at 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Outdoor screening will start at 6pm.

There will be a Golden Ganja award for the best feature film and a Crystal Bong award for the best short film. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday at 5pm.

Tickets cost 150 baht per screening for indoor cinema (420 baht for a day pass on Thursday and Friday) and are available in front of the cinema. There is no admission fee for outdoor screening.

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