BKK Government to Launch Film Centre, Announce Film Festival on Oct. 3
by: The Beat Asia
September 22, 2023
Good news, filmmakers! The Bangkok government is set to launch a film production centre on Oct. 3 to help streamline the filmmaking processes in the city.
Bangkok’s Governor, Chadchart Sittipunt, said that the city has been coordinating with the Department of Tourism to address the challenges faced by foreign filmmakers when trying to secure film production permits in Thailand.
“We view this from the perspective of soft power, following the government’s policy, as film is like a multiplier that spreads Thailand’s soft power. When there are films about Thailand available on platforms like Netflix and YouTube, it stimulates people’s interest to come and experience [Thailand],” the governor said.
The Bangkok government will establish the Bangkok Film Production Coordination Centre (BFPCC) next month, which will function as a one-stop service for coordinating and expediting film production permits in the city.
Governor Chadchart said that there will be an upcoming press conference for the launch of the BFPCC, and an exciting announcement regarding the long-awaited Bangkok Central Film Festival.
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