MEDIA
FOR
CHANGE

Young Filmmakers of Thailand (PBO)
&
Fongmek Company Limited

Prempapat
Plittapolkranpim

Chief Executive Officer
Committee

Prempapat Plittapolkranpim is a director, artist, writer and social entrepreneur who was born in Bangkok in 1994 and currently lives in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand. He began his career in filmmaking as a director in 2006, where he received the special jury prize from Movie Mania Festival, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. In 2011, he was one of the founders of Young Filmmakers of Thailand (Public Benefit Organization), which started holding short film festivals for youths around Thailand and engaging with social issues. His film earned him the 1st prize from the Two Nations-One Mind Festival, Busan, South Korea in 2014.

He was the director of an alternative research program for young people’s quality of life and also contributed to youth mental health issues, whose proposals have been featured in the media and in politics. His project received the Best Social Change Maker Award of Thailand Influencer Awards in 2021. Presently, he is a special lecturer in the Technology Program (International Program) for the philosophy and aesthetics classes. He owns Young Film TH Production and Fongmek Company Limited, based in Bangkok.

Education

Public School (6 yrs.)

Suankularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School

Thailand

College (4 yrs.)

The Bachelor of Film Studies - Communication Arts, Bangkok University (BU Creative scholarship) ​

Thailand

Certification

• Neuro-linguistic program (NLP) Certification by Barney Wee
• Transformative Scenario Planning Certification by Adam Kahane
• Creative Storytelling in Museum by Museum Siam
• S. N. Goenka - Vipassana Meditation Course

Work Experience

2011 - Present

Young Filmmakers of Thailand (Public Benefit Organization)
Executive Secretary & Project Manager

Bangkok, Thailand

• Bringing together a network of young filmmakers in Thailand
• Holding workshops and film festivals focusing on using movies to create social change
• Short film screening websites for alternative filmmakers, and engaging with social campaigns.
• 2011 Present Project manager for youth short film workshops
• 2011 Director for Asean Young Filmmakers program, Bangkok Student International
• 2012 Project manager for Dream School, creative summer school for media literacy
• 2015 Project manager for Yeducation to promote equality in education through the media
• 2015 Project manager for More Than Wife, media for gender equality
• 2017 Project committee for Rethink Thailand, a media project for solution of Thailand’s problems
• 2018 Project manager for developing the knowledge base of the new generation in ASEAN funded by Department of Children and Youth Affairs (Thailand)

2012 - 2020

Social Welfare Promotion Fund
Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Elected Subcommittee

Nonthaburi, Thailand

• Fund management at the provincial level, screening projects, monitoring and evaluating

2016

Betagro Public Company Limited
Consultant for Corporate and Internal Communications

Bangkok, Thailand

• Project development for Sufficiency Economy Learning Centre at Lopburi, Thailand

2017

Newground
Project Director

Bangkok, Thailand

• Independent research project for the new generation’s quality of life.

2017 - 2021

Free Spirit Thailand
Project Director and Curator

Bangkok, Thailand

• Communication development to promote intellectual health among the new generation funded by Thai Health Promotion Foundation

2018

The Future Forward Party (political party)
Co-founder and Director of the New Generation Network and Youth Policy Forum

Bangkok, Thailand

2019 - Present

Fongmek Company Limited (Social Enterprise)
Executive Director & Founder

Nonthaburi, Thailand

• Designing communication strategies on social and political issues
• Overseeing and managing corporate image, connecting networks of social workers and new generations of media makers
• Producing and distributing media production in various forms such as infographics, motion graphics, board games, organising social issue forum, social campaigns
• Surveying information and opinions of the new generation population in social, political, and cultural dimensions for NGOs and independent organisations that work on democracy, human right, equality and youth empowerment.

2021 - 2022

CLUB WELLNESS (Thailand)
Project Director

Bangkok, Thailand

• An online space to support adolescent mental health with more than 5,000 members funded by Thai Health Promotion Foundation.

2021 - Present

fuse. Film Festival
Project Director

Bangkok, Thailand

• An online platform of new media makers’ communities and the biggest student film festival in Thailand funded by Thai Media Fund.

2021 - Present

Suranaree University of Technology
Special Lecturer

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

• Bachelor of Technology Program in Innovative Agripreneur (International Program)
• 311171 - Philosophy of life, 311173 - Media Literacy, 311271 - Aesthetics, 312217 - Justice Studies

2022

18 Years - Memories, Dreams, Violence [Documentary Film]
Film Director and Producer

Deep South and Bangkok, Thailand

• The documentary, runtime 97 minutes, explores the lives, dreams, memories and futures of those who grew up in the area of violence through the world of teenagers in the southernmost provinces of Thailand, together with the perspectives of 4 scholars.
• World Premiere screening at Doc Club & Pub movie theater on Dec 7, 2022
• Commercially screening in Bangkok, Thailand from Dec 8, 2022
• Best Film About A Social Issue Finalist Award at the Student World Impact Film Festival 2023
• Nominated for Best Documentary Film, 31st Golden Suphannahong National Film Awards
• Nominated for Best Documentary Film, 31st Entertainment Critic Club, Thailand
• Nominated for Best Documentary Film, 20th Starpics Award, Thailand
• Official Selection at Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions by Lift-Off Global Network, England
• Official Selection at Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Italy
• Official Selection at Challenge for the World film festival, Spain
• Official Selection at Student Live Film Festival 2023, Paris, France
• Official Selection at Festival internacional de Cine Austral, Argentina.
• Screening at Heard the Unheard: Tak Bai 2004, Art Centre, Silpakorn University

2023

The Last Breath of Sam Yan [Documentary Film]
Film Director

Bangkok, Thailand

• Under the current of gentrification and the pressure from the university, an old Mazu shrine, the last member of the community, stands unwavering in the middle of the construction site. Only the caretaker of the shrine and students stand in a way of this so-called “development”.
• World Premiere screening at House Samyan Movie Theater on Jun 13, 2023
• Commercially screening in Bangkok, Thailand from Jun 15, 2023
• Screening at The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand: FCCThai
• Screening at a.e.y.space & Lorem Ipsum, Songkhla, Thailand
• Screening at Chiang Mai Book Fair 2023, Thailand
• Screening at From SAMYAN to KORAT, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
• Screening at Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand
• Screening at Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand
• Screening at Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
• Screening at Noir Row Art Space, Udon Thani, Thailand
• Honorable Mention at Student World Impact Film Festival 2023, USA.
• Official Selection at Jagran Film Festival 2023, India
• Official Selection at the Lane Doc Fest 2023, in Jackson, Tennessee, USA.
• Official Selection at the Urban Mediamakers Festival 2023, Georgia, USA.
• Official Selection at Student Live Film Festival 2023, Paris, France

2023

TES - Teacher Evaluation System application
Director and Founder

Bangkok, Thailand

www.tes-th.com - A platform to rate Thai schools and teachers by students to develop opinions into policies funded by National Innovation Agency (NIA).

Columnist & Writer

2008 - 2009

CREAM magazine

2010 - 2011

Fuse magazine

2012 - 2013

OKKID website

2014

Pajarayasarn Magazine (special article)

2016

Matichon Weekly newspaper (special article)

2016

Democratically Education Reform - Relearn, the walking classroom pocketbook (special article)

2017 - Present

Thaipublica website - Youth development ​

Find some of his articles on thaipublica.org/columnist/newground

Lecturer, Researcher,
Speaker, and Specialist

2008

• Speaker for the seminar on the Rainbow Sky Short Film Contest
• Short film showcase for Please, Peace me film festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

2010

• Speaker for the independent film seminar at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre by Silpakorn University International College and Birmingham Institute Of Art And Design

2012

• Youth representative giving a speech for the Asian Media Summit, ThaiPBS T.V. station

2013

• Lecturer for the Thailand Scenario by NewGen, Siam Commercial Foundation

2015

• Speaker for “Communicating with Fairness forum” by Academic Network for Social Justice

2016

• Speaker for the seminar “Tom Yum Kung Crisis” at Museum Siam
• Advisory Committee on the research of HIV Testing Services Online, Welfare and Social
• Policy Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University
• Exhibitor for celebrating Puey Ungphakorn's 100th birth anniversary
• Head researcher for the report analyzes the needs of young people, comparative study of youth organizations and development guidelines to support the new generation, Newground

2018

• Speaker for the press conference on the results of the Youth Needs Survey on Children's Day
• Speaker for the Academic Expo for Promoting the Health of Children, Youth and Families 2018
• Speaker for Amnesty International Annual Report 2017/18
• Attendee of Swiss Embassy Roundtable Discussion on Future Democratic Leaders

2019

• Speaker for the seminar Cyberbullying by Mahidol University
• Speaker for the national conference of sexual health “Teenage Pregnancy”
• Researcher for The Environment of Digital Democracy for the Future Society, Social Justice and Inequality Journal 1 (2) (May-August 2020)

2020

• Specialist for Design media quality review at Faculty of Art and Industrial Design, RMUTI

2021

• Researcher for a content analysis study project to design media to promote learning and development of children and adolescents for citizenship in the digital age, Thai Media Fund

2022

• Speaker for the seminar Rethink of Child friendly space, Labour Protection Network (Thailand)

Short film Festival Juror

2015

• Juror of the film contest “Living in harmony” by World Health Organization

2016

• Juror of the film contest “Friendly Quarrel” by European Union
• Juror of the film contest “No Bullying” by Path2health Foundation and UNESCO

2017

• Juror of the film contest “Women justice” by Thailand Institute of Justice and UN Women

Awards

2006

• Special jury prize from Movie Mania Festival, Chulalongkorn University

2008

• Runner-up award from Special White Elephant selection, The 13th Thai Short Film Festival

2009

• Runner-up award from His Majesty the King Project, Ministry of Culture
• Invited as White Spirit Idol of Narcotics Control Board
• Thai representatives for JENESYS short film festival, Japan

2011

• The 1st prize from the short film contest at Silpakorn University
• Creative Power Award from Rainbow Sky Short Film Festival

2012

• Received the National Outstanding Youth Award

2014

• The 1st prize from the Two Nations, One Mind Festival, Busan, South Korea

2015

• The 1st prize from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) Advertising Contest

2016

• The Excellent Country Ambassador Leader in the UNIVERSUM 2016, Asia-Pacific Archives

2021

• Best Social Change Maker Award of Thailand Influencer Awards 2021​

2023

• INNO-vation - Generation Challenge from Embassy of Japan in Thailand
• The Outstanding Contributions to Children Award on National Children's Day 2024 from the Activity and Advice for Social Center

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