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Benz Thanachart Siripatrachai is a filmmaker and photographer from Thailand.

Benz was one of the assistant directors of the feature film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recalls His Past Lives” by Apichatpong Weerasetakul, Palme d’Or prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Benz currently resides in New York City, pursuing his Master Degree at School of Visual Arts.

 

Education

B.F.A  Journalism and Mass communication, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009

M.F.A Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 2013

 

Award and Scholarship

Bachelor’s degree full scholarship

Young Thai Artist Awards by The SCG Foundation, Thailand, 2006

First prize

Student short film competition, The 1st World Film Festival of Bangkok, 2007

First prize

Student short film competition, The 2nd Film Night, Bangkok, 2008

Second prize

The 16th Thai Short Film and Video Festival in non-student competition, 2012

Paula Rhodes Memorial Award

School of Visual Arts, New York, 2013

Best Documentary

Big Mini Media Festival, Brooklyn, New York, 2013

Honorable Mention for Short Documentary

Anchorage International Film Festival, Anchorage, Alaska, 2013

 

Screening and Official Selection

Portland Film Festival, Portland

Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival, Cleveland

Glovebox Film and Animation Festival, Boston

Crown Heights Film Festival, New York

Sun and Sand Film and Music Festival, Mississippi Gulf Coast

Anchorage International Film Festival, Anchorage

Big Mini Media Festival, New York

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, New York

International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles

 

Professional Experience

Assistant Visual Director

Theatrical Contemporary Dance “Remember What You Have Done in 24 hours”, Thailand, 2008

2nd Assitant Director

Feature Film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recalls His Past Lives” by Apichatpong Weerasetakul, 2009