The 3rd Bangkok Film Marketkicked off today with more than 80 exhibitors from over 30 countries. Malaysia'sproduction company Red Films has chosen this market to make its debut as aseller, offering 12 productions by cutting-edge independent Malaysianfilm-makers.

Its slate, which features productions fromChinese, Malay to English and Tamil, includes three titles competing in theASEAN section of the Bangkok International Film Festival (BKKIFF). These areDeepak Menon's Chemman Chaalai, which won a special jury awardat Nantes Festival 3 Continents; Woo Ming Jin's Monday Morning Glory and Bernard Chauly's Gol & Gincu .

Also on the slate are James Lee's Beautiful Washing Machine which wasnamed the best ASEAN film at BKKIFF last year, Ho Yuhang'sSanctuary which won a special mentionat Pusan and Amir Muhammad's The Last Communist which was screened at Berlin.

'This is a concerted effort to introduceMalaysian films and to let overseas buyers know Malaysian films aremulti-cultural, not locked in certain languages or styles,' says Lee Mee Fung, director of Red Films,the film-making subsidiary established by infotainment content production houseRed Communications in 2004.

In addition to seeking distribution, RedFilms is here to look for co-production opportunities. It is currentlydeveloping two projects: Chauly's Ostrich Granny which was selected forthe Produire au Sudworkshop in Nantes last year, and Fang whichwon the inaugural project development funding scheme offered by the SingaporeFilm Commission.

The company also plans to release fivedigital films this year, including a coming-of-age story about a group of eightboy scouts to be directed by Chauly.