Apichatpong Weerasethakul Poster

Awards

AFI Fest

2002 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Sud sanaeha (2002)

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2015 Won
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Film
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)
Shared with:
Nominated
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Achievement in Directing
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)

Asian Film Awards

2007 Nominated
Asian Film Award
Best Director
Sang sattawat (2006)

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

2003 Won
Best Director
Sud sanaeha (2002)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Sud sanaeha (2002)

For the subtle and original way to narrate the capture of a moment of plenitude, within a ... More

For the subtle and original way to narrate the capture of a moment of plenitude, within a well-defined cultural context of universal scope.

Nominated
Best Film
Sud sanaeha (2002)

Cannes Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)
2010 Won
Palme d'Or
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)
2004 Won
Jury Prize
Sud pralad (2004)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Sud pralad (2004)
2002 Won
Un Certain Regard Award
Sud sanaeha (2002)

Chicago International Film Festival

2012 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Mekong Hotel (2012)
2006 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Sang sattawat (2006)
2004 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Sud pralad (2004)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2011 Nominated
Heterodox Award
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2007 Nominated
Best Southeast Asian Film
Sang sattawat (2006)

CPH:DOX

2012 Nominated
New Vision Award
Mekong Hotel (2012)
2008 Won
New Vision Award - Honorable Mention
Morakot (2008)
Nominated
New Vision Award
Morakot (2008)

Deauville Asian Film Festival

2007 Won
Lotus
Grand Prix
Sang sattawat (2006)

Dubai International Film Festival

2010 Nominated
Muhr AsiaAfrica Award
Best Film - Feature
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)
2009 Nominated
Muhr AsiaAfrica Award
Short
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2007 Won
Special Mention
Sang sattawat (2006)
International Jury
Nominated
Grand Prix
Sang sattawat (2006)
2002 Nominated
Grand Prix
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

Indianapolis International Film Festival

2005 Won
Special Jury Prize
Directing
Sud pralad (2004)
For stunning and unique vision.

Jeonju Film Festival

2004 Nominated
Daring Digital Award
Digital Spectrum
Hua jai tor ra nong (2003)
Shared with:
2001 Won
Woosuk Award
Asian Indie Cine-Forum
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

Locarno International Film Festival

2005 Nominated
Golden Leopard - Video
Worldly Desires (2005)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2011 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

London Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Best Film
Official Competition
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)

Pancevo Film Festival

2015 Won
Lighthouse Award
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)
Tied with Flotel Europa (2015).

RiverRun International Film Festival

2011 Won
Jury Prize
Peter Brunette Award for Best Director
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2003 Won
KNF Award
Sud sanaeha (2002)

Singapore International Film Festival

2005 Won
Special Jury Prize
Asian Feature Film
Sud pralad (2004)
2003 Won
Young Cinema Award
Sud sanaeha (2002)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Official Fantàstic Competition
Best Motion Picture
Rak ti Khon Kaen (2015)
2010 Won
José Luis Guarner Critic's Award
Best Film
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

Sydney Film Festival

2010 Nominated
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

São Paulo International Film Festival

2004 Won
Critics Award
Sud pralad (2004)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2006 Nominated
Grand Prize
Sang sattawat (2006)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2002 Won
Golden Alexander
Sud sanaeha (2002)
Tied with Woman of Water (2002).

Tokyo FILMeX

2004 Won
Grand Prize
Sud pralad (2004)

For its innovative structure, the mystery of its bold visual poetry, and the fact that it impacts ... More

For its innovative structure, the mystery of its bold visual poetry, and the fact that it impacts the strong sense of a film master in the making.

2002 Won
Grand Prize
Sud sanaeha (2002)

For its unconventional style that tells the nature of human beings and cinema. It brings audience ... More

For its unconventional style that tells the nature of human beings and cinema. It brings audience into nature naturally, and stimulates their imagination to set their mind free.

2000 Nominated
Grand Prize
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

2005 Won
Best Feature Film
Sud pralad (2004)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2000 Won
Dragons and Tigers Award - Special Mention
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)
Nominated
Dragons and Tigers Award
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

Venice Film Festival

2006 Nominated
Golden Lion
Sang sattawat (2006)

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Director
Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)
4th place. Tied with David Cronenberg for A Dangerous Method (2011).
2007 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Film
Sang sattawat (2006)
6th place.
2005 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Director
Sud pralad (2004)

4th place. Tied with Arnaud Desplechin for Kings & Queen (2004) and Michael Haneke for Cach&... More

4th place. Tied with Arnaud Desplechin for Kings & Queen (2004) and Michael Haneke for Caché (2005).


Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2001 Won
NETPAC Award - Special Mention
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

Taking story-telling an ancient human activity as its material the film nimbly jumps across the ... More

Taking story-telling an ancient human activity as its material the film nimbly jumps across the conventional dichotomy of fiction vs documentary creating a new hyper-art that foreshadows the arrival of images in the 21st century.

Won
Runner-up Prize
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)

It follows the thread of innumerable tales, from the trivial to the legendary, spun across the ... More

It follows the thread of innumerable tales, from the trivial to the legendary, spun across the country of Thailand. In the course of its making and unfolding, what started out as an epic narrative becomes more and more of a documentary. Through their fictional representation, whether original or media-produced, it captures the lives of those who appear in it.

Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Dokfa nai meuman (2000)
1999 Nominated
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize
Thirdworld (1998)

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