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Anocha Suwichakornpong

Anocha Suwichakornpong
Born 1976
Nationality Thai
Other names Mai
Education Columbia University (MFA)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer

Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thai: อโนชา สุวิชากรพงศ์, born 1976) is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter and producer.

Early life

Anocha Suwichakornpong was born in Thailand 1976. She spent the 1990s living in England, where she attended universities and graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2006, she graduated from the MFA film program at Columbia University, where she was a recipient of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship.[1]

She attended the Talent Campus of the Berlin Film Festival in 2006, where her feature-length script, The White Room, was among the 15 projects chosen to participate in the Script Clinic.[1]

Her thesis film Graceland was selected for the 59th Cannes Film Festival's Cinefondation program. It was the first Thai short film selected for the Cannes Film Festival.[2] It was also featured at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and many other festivals.


She co-founded her production company, Electric Eel Films, in Bangkok in 2006.

Mundane History

Main article: Mundane History

By the Time it Gets Dark

In 2010, Anocha was planning her second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, the script of which won her the Prince Claus Fund Film Grant of €15,000 from the CineMart of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.[3]


  • 747 (2001, short, co-dir)
  • Days Like This (2002, short)
  • Full Moon (2003, short)
  • Not a New York Story (2004, short)
  • Ghosts (2005, short)
  • Graceland (2006, short)
  • Like. Real. Love (ดุจ จิต ใจ) (2008, short)
  • Mundane History (Jao nok krajok, เจ้านกกระจอก) (2009) Won the Tiger Award at the 2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
  • By the Time It Gets Dark (in development)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Electric Eel Films, Anocha Suwichakornpong". Electric Eel Films. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  2. "Rotterdam announces 2010 Competition lineup". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. "CineMart winners announced". International Film Festival Rotterdam. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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