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Bangkok International Festival Awards

The Golden Kinnaree Award brings to the film festival both a symbol of Thai mythology and a history for the Bangkok Int'l Film Festival's awards. The esthetically beautiful design of the award signifies principles, rationality and inspiration.
The figure of a half-human half-bird is called Kinnon for male and Kinnaree for female , and relates to the ancient beliefs in folklore referred to in Buddhism and Hinduism among countries in Asia, including Thailand. Accoding to Buddhist and Hindu legends, there is a place called Himapan which is located high in the Himalayas somewhere near the India-Nepal border. This forest is beneath the religious heaven and invisible to the eyes of mortals who may not approach it. Kinnon and Kinnaree have a head and torso of a human yet below the delicately tapered waist, a body, tail and legs of a bird. They are non-human beings which inhabit the mythical Himapan forest. The characteristics of Kinnon and Kinnaree are friendly, cheerful and peaceful. Kinnaree is especially renowned for her excellence in song, dance and her graceful form.


2004 Bangkok International Film Festival Announces Golden Kinnaree Winners
Golden Kinnaree International Competition


Best Film:
The Barbarian Invasions (Canada)

Best Director:
Jim Sheridan (In America, Ireland)

Best Actor:
Li Yixiang, Wang Shungbao and
Wang Baoqiang (Blind Shaft, China)

Best Actress:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Facing Windows, Italy)

Best ASEAN film:
Last Life in the Universe (Thailand)

Asian Shorts and Documentary
Best Short Documentary:
Broken Blossom (Japan)

Best Live Action:
The Anniversary (Vietnam)

Best Animation:
3 Feet Apart (Singapore)

Overall Short Film/
Jameson Short Film Awards:
Mekong Interior (France)

A Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ratana Pestanji

Career Achievement Award:
Oliver Stone

Crystal Lens Award:
Christopher Doyle

The Golden Kinnaree Award





Crystal Lens Award

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