Malaysian production companyRed Films is making its debut as a seller at the Bangkok Film Market (BFM), which kicked off onMonday, offering 12 productions from cutting-edge independent Malaysianfilm-makers.

The company's slate includesthree titles competing in the ASEAN section of the Bangkok International FilmFestival (BKKIFF): Deepak Menon's ChemmanChaalai, which won a special jury award at Nantes Festival 3 Continents;Woo Ming Jin's Monday Morning Gloryand Amir Muhammad's The Last Communist,both of which were recently screened in Berlin.

Also on the slate are JamesLee's Beautiful Washing Machine,which was named the best ASEAN film at BKKIFF last year, Ho Yuhang's Sanctuary, which won a special mentionat Pusan, and Bernard Chauly's Gol & Gincu which was screened at Tokyo.

"This is a concerted effortto introduce Malaysian films and to let overseas buyers know Malaysian filmsare multi-cultural, not locked in certain languages or styles," says Lee MeeFung, director of Red Films, the film-making subsidiary established byinfotainment content production house Red Communications in 2004.

In addition to sales, RedFilms is attending the BFM to look for co-production opportunities. It iscurrently developing two projects: Chauly's OstrichGranny which was selected for the Produire au Sud workshop in Nantes last year, and Fangwhich won the inaugural project development funding scheme offered by theSingapore Film Commission.

The company also plans torelease five digital films this year, including a coming-of-age story about agroup of eight boy scouts to be directed by Chauly.

More than 80 exhibitors fromover 30 countries are attending the BFM which is taking place from Feb 20-24.The BKKIFF opened on Feb 17 and runs until Feb 27.