3rd World Film Festival

This Saturday the 3rd world film festival gets started and since a couple of people were asking about ticketing and such, I tried calling them to ask. Sadly the woman on the other end of the phone couldn’t speak english but if you’re Thai, the number (from their website) is 02-317-0042 or 02-325-5555.

I can’t confirm if Roman Polanski will actually be there or if they will only be showing Oliver Twist – in fact, I can’t even confirm that Oliver Twist will be showing. Despite previous news that it would open the film festival (they’d said Roman Polanski would open it with Oliver Twist), the film isn’t showing anywhere on the schedule they’ve got on their site.

If anyone manages to get information from that phone number let me know and I’ll add it here.

NOTE: Just to clarify, it’s not a film festival in a third world country, but the 3rd ‘World Film Festival’.

5 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 5:01 pm

    So, um, is that the “3rd World” film festival? Or the “3rd” World Film Festival?

    Ah, I checked the site, it’s actually the 3rd “World Film” festival.

    Personally, I like the first one. I like the idea that the 3rd World has a film festival :)

  2. Ben Harris (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 5:28 pm

    After posting it I realised what it might be misread as but you were too quick for me :)

  3. ts (unregistered) on October 14th, 2005 @ 2:38 pm

    the irony is that it is the same every year, the organisation is decidedly 3rd world as you soon discover if you try to get any infromation about the program.

  4. that guy (unregistered) on October 16th, 2005 @ 7:50 pm

    Anyone with a decent high school education would have called it the 3rd Annual World Film Festival.
    I suppose the people in charge were educated in Thai and not in English, so they have an excuse. You however, have proved your worth.

  5. Ben Harris (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 10:29 am

    I’m sure that when they initially began the film festival they didn’t consider what connotations might be applied 2 years later.

    By the way, ‘3rd World Film Festival’ is perfectly acceptable since the use of a number implies a sequence or series, whereas ‘third world’ is the usual way developing countries are referred to.

    Perhaps you should save your time trying to find something to complain or criticise others about and contribute to the discussion instead.

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