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Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana inaugurated Thai Film, Entertainment and Content Promotion Fair, or “Thai Night 2013”, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Her Royal Highness has awarded 3 honorary awa
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Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana inaugurated Thai Film, Entertainment and Content Promotion Fair, or "Thai Night 2013”, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Her Royal Highness has awarded 3 honorary awa
 
 
  
Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana inaugurated Thai Film, Entertainment and Content Promotion Fair, or "Thai Night 2013”, in Busan, Republic of Korea. Her Royal Highness has awarded 3 honorary awards celebrating the 55th anniversary of formal Thai-Korean relations.
 
       (Oct. 8) Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana graciously presided at the Thai Film, Entertainment and Content Promotion Fair, or Thai Night 2013, in Busan, Republic of Korea. The event was organised by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce at the Ballroom of Park Hyatt Busan Hotel. It was set up under the concept of "Thailand - Where Films Come Alive” whose participants included Mr. Sin Kumpha, Vice Ministry for Commerce, Mrs. Srirat Ratthapana, President of the Department of International Trade Promotion, Mrs. Duangkamol Jiambutr, Deputy Director at the Department of International Trade Promotion, along with important figures in film industry, business industry and media from around the world.

On this occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana gave a commencement speech and showed her appreciation for individuals who have contributed to the promotion of Thai film. This has been led by a new generation of film directors who understand the connection between Thai and international audiences.

Thailand's film industry uses latest technology, facilities and knowledge, and as a result, has attracted a number of films produced in collaboration with international partners. Thailand has become a popular base for production of international films. Last year, there were 636 films shot in Thailand which was historically high.

Mr. Sin Kumpha, Vice Ministry for Commerce, said during the event "Thailand's film industry is a fine example of how Thailand is continually expanding its interests through international co-production. The Thai film industry has managed in the last year to strengthen its position both at the local box office and in the international market.”

In celebrating the 55th anniversary of formal Thai-Korean relations, HRH presented honorary awards to respected figures in the film industry who have promoted the reputation of Thailand at international level. The three prizes were awarded to: Mr. Sorot Sukhum, an independent film director who has played an
important role in supporting the new generation of film directors to succeed at world level. At the Busan International Film Festival, "Concrete Clouds" has been selected to screen in competition.
Mr. JK Youn, famous Korean film director, known for "Haeundae" - a box office hit with over 10 million admissions. He was also director of the famous film "Spy" and several other titles with scenes from Thailand.
Mr. Kim Jung Wan, a film director with international reputation, who has recently shot a 3D film in collaboration with a Thai director, Wisit Sasanathieng, "The Wormhole." In the past, he also had a joint venture and shot films in Thailand e.g. "Mr. K" and "A Better Tomorrow" - a remake of a gangster story by John Woo.

Thailand now enjoys a strong international reputation, offering not only beautiful locations, but also highly-skilled crews, latest equipment, and facilities to offer a workflow from production all the way through post-production. This year, it is expected that the number of international productions shot in Thailand will exceed 600. These include feature films, television commercials, adverts, and music videos from many different countries.

Recent examples of international productions shot in Thailand include
"Lost In Thailand" which broke box office records in China, earning over $200m.
"The Lady" – the award-winning film from Luc Besson about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi, filmed almost every scene in Thailand, recreating Myanmar locations.
"The Hangover 2" – One of the highest-grossing comedies of all time was sent entirely in Thailand. It earned over $600m worldwide.

These successes have helped the Thai film industry to gain income, appreciation and awards, both domestically and internationally. TheThai film industry has proudly established its reputation at the world stage.

For the 18th Pusan International Film Festival , which runs from October 3 – 12th , 2013, there are screenings of over 300 films from 70 countries around the world. This includes films from Thailand such as Pee Mak , Last Summer, The Isthmus, Concrete Clouds, Together, Mary Is Happy Mary is Happy , Letters from the South.
At the Asian Film Market event, Thailand is also well-represented. There are many professionals presenting their booths during the festival e.g. Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Angel and Bear Production, Golden A. Entertainment, Klongchai Films, M Thirty Nine, Pastel Blue Studio, Payeng Raise Up Production, Five Star Production, Kantana Post Production (Thailand), Phra Nakorn Films, Golden Network Asia Limit.

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