bi'bakwerk works with innovative site specific education concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. Our workshops are cross-generational and focus on issues arising from the immediate neighborhood.


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Film Workshop with Pimpaka Towira and un.thai.tled collective in cooperation with bi’bak

Workshop Leaders Pimpaka Towira



Cinematic practice can offer an opportunity to address hopes and fears that are not easy to put into words. The workshop provides young people of color with the necessary technical and methodological basic knowledge in the areas of story development, public pitching, production preparation, production and post-production to enable them to critically examine their own stories and experiences in film. The production of the four short films created during the workshop will be intensively supervised and developed together with the mentors to potentially circulate at film festivals. The aim of the workshop is to increase the visibility of PoC filmmakers and to enable future generations to enter the world of filmmaking. The four short films will be shown at the un.thai.tled Film Festival 2021 in Berlin.

The workshop will be led by Pimpaka Towira. Pimpaka was one of the first Thai filmmakers whose films were internationally successful. She served as a jury at international film festivals and was awarded the Silpathorn Award of the Thai Ministry of Culture in 2009. Her film The Island Funeral (2015) won the Best Asian Future Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Since 2019, Pimpaka has been a mentor of the Deep South Young Filmmakers initiative supported by the Thai Ministry of Culture, through which young filmmakers from the conflict region in southern Thailand can produce their debut films.

Supported by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Purin Pictures and Goethe-Institut Thailand