Thai drama A Moment In June, directed by Nattapong O Wongtrinetrakul, will open this year's World Film Festival of Bangkok (Oct 24-Nov 1), while Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light will close the event.

A Moment In June focuses on a group of individuals in modern Thai society and is screening at the Pusan International Film Festival which wraps in Korea tomorrow.

The film is a production from the 1st Produire au Sud Bangkok, a biennial workshop for new producers and directors in South-East Asia and Sri Lanka, held by Produire au Sud Foundation of Festival of 3 Continents, the French Embassy in Thailand and the WWF since 2004.

This year, the 3rd Produire au Sud workshop will be held from Oct 29-Nov 1 at the Nokia Ultra Screen Theatre in central Bangkok's Paragon Cineplex. Twelve producers and directors will be presenting and discussing their projects.

Meanwhile, more than 60 movies will screen at the festival, alsoat the Paragon Cineplex,including Cannes titles Three Monkeys and Waltz With Bashir, and Nia Dinata's Chants Of Lotus.

Sections include Asian Contemporary, World Cinema, Latin America, a Derek Jarman retrospective and programmes devoted to documentaries, short films and new media.

The festival will also present the Lotus Award to Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal and five of his films will be screened at the festival.