More International Filmmakers to Film in Thailand?
The country’s Department of Tourism recently launched the fifth Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2017 (TIFDF 2017), which is aimed at promoting the country as an international film destination.
The theme of this year’s event is “Fascinating Destination”, which focuses on promoting the eight tourism “clusters” in Thailand among International filmmakers.
This will be achieved through a series of activities, including a short film competition for International students and cinema screenings of famous films shot in Thailand.
“We (Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism & Sports) have tourism strategies which aim to generate income for the country, bring income to communities, improve the quality of life for Thai people, and add value to Thailand’s tourism,” said Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Thai Tourism and sports Minister.
“We have many beautiful destinations in Thailand and the International film industry is directly linked to Thailand’s tourism. This not only brings in a large amount of money to our country, but also helps promote Thailand’s beautiful destinations Internationally. TIFDF 2017 aims to attract those in the film industry to shoot films in Thailand.”
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