The Forsaken Land, from Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara, picked up the bestpicture award at the 3rd World Film Festival of Bangkok on Sunday night (Oct 23).
The best script award wentto Peruvian feature Days Of Santiago,directed by Josue Mendez, while best art direction went to Russian directorIlya Khrzhanovsky's 4. The jury prizewas awarded to Turn Left At The End OfThe World from
Meanwhile, the festivaltogether with the Three Continents Festival in Nantes, France, held the firstever Produire au Sud workshop in South-East Asia. Three projects from thefour-day workshop were selected to meet with potential co-producers andinvestors at the
The three scripts are:
The festival, which is organisedby
"If the rating system isproven successful at our festival, we hope a full rating system will be implementedon the national level," said festival director Kriengsak Silakong.
The Wayward Cloud, rated NC-17, closes the festival on Monday (Oct 24). The Asianpremiere of Roman Polanski's Oliver Twistopened the event on Oct 14. Polanski was on hand to receive a Lotus Awardfor his contributions to world cinema.