b.1984, Bangkok, Thailand
Lives and works in Bangkok
Mainly known as a Director/Screenwriter Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit started making experimental short films and documentaries during his years in the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. Nawapol was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus program at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (2007). He co-founded ‘Third Class Citizen’, a group of Thai film makers who hosts a film-related radio show and film screening events (founded in 2008). 36 (2012), the first film Nawapol directed, wrote, funded, produced as well as distributed, won him New Currents Award from the 17th Busan International Film Festival. He gained an even wider audience from MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY. (2013) and Freelance (2015). Both films have received multiple awards, both locally and internationally.