The Tourism Department will organize the Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2019 (TIFDF 2019) from 25th March to 2nd April 2019. There will be free viewings of international films shot in Thailand from 27th to 31st March at Siam Paragon Cineplex. The movies are: Detective Chinatown (7:00pm on 27th March), Bounty Hunters (7:00pm on 28th March), Hangover Part II (7:00pm on 29th March), Gold (7:00pm on 30th March), and Changeland (7:00pm om 31st March). You can reserve tickets by calling the Hotline number on 097-045-8526 or going in person to the ticket booking point In front of McDonald’s store The Paragon Cineplex Theater. They will be open for booking from 26th – 31st March 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Since 2013, the annual Thailand International Film Destination Festival has been important in promoting Thailand as a prime location for shooting international films and helped to generate income for the Kingdom. It has also drawn foreign tourists to the country’s famous attractions being featured in these films. The department’s data show that a total of 714 films were shot in Thailand last year, generating 3.1 billion baht in revenue. The Thai government’s policy to attract international filmmakers through various incentives have also contributed to the figure.
According to Director-General of the Tourism Department Anan Wongbenjarat , the 7th Thailand International Film Destination Festival will feature a competition on short films in Thailand being held under the concept “Beyond Destination Thailand.” He explained that these films had been shot in secondary destinations, which is part of the government’s policy to promote 55 lesser-known provinces. The result of the short film competition will be announced on April 2nd. Free viewing of international films being shot in Thailand will be held from March 27th to 31st at Siam Paragon Cineplex.
Main Source: National News Bureau & Public Relations