How To Win At Checkers


How To Win At Checkers

Based on the short stories “At the Café Lovely” and “Draft Day” from the U.S. bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) is director Josh Kim’s debut feature film. The film premiered in the Panorama section in the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 and was selected as the Thai entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for both the 88th Academy Awards and the 73rd Golden Globes.

“Moves into place as one of the year’s best Thai movies.” - The Nation
“Signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“Deeply felt tale of fraternal bonds splintered by social inequality reps a confident feature-length debut.” - Variety

- Best PictureStarpics Thai Film Awards 
Best ScreenplayStarpics Thai Film Awards
- Film of the YearBioscope Awards  
- Best Newcomer (Josh Kim)Bioscope Awards    
- Best Supporting Actor (Ingkarat Damrongsakkul)Thailand National Film Association Awards
- Best Supporting Actor  (Thira Chutikul)Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
- Best Supporting Actor  (Thira Chutikul)Kom Chad Leuk Film Awards
- Best FilmAttitude Thailand Film Awards 

Feb ’15  Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama)World Premiere
Apr 3     Amsterdam Cinemasia Film Festival
Apr 4     Hong Kong International Film Festival 
Apr 26   Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalAudience Award for Best Narrative   
Apr 27   Miami LGBT Film Festival
Apr 28   Udine Far East Film Festival
Apr 29   Torino LGBT Film Festival Special Jury Mention
May 1    Zurich Pink Apple Film Festival
May 2    Jeonju International Film Festival
May 20   Seattle International Film Festival
May 25   Toronto LGBT Film Festival - Best First Feature
May 30   Film Out San Diego - Best International Feature
Jun 4     Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
Jun 5     Bangkok Gay Lesbian Film Festival - Opening film
Jun 12   Tel Aviv LGBT Film FestivalAudience Award
Jun 20   San Francisco Frameline Film Festival - Showcase film
Jun 27   Edinburgh International Film Festival
Jul 8     Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival​
Jul 11   Utah Film Center
Jul 11   qFLIXphiladelphia
Jul 16   Thai release - 27 cinemas nationwide
Jul 25   Denver Film Society
Aug 3    Filmkunstwochen München
Aug 14   The Carolina Theatre of Durham
Aug 18   Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Sept 4    Royal Thai Embassy in Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Haifa)
Sept 11   Q! Film Festival, Jakarta Opening film
Sept 12   Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
Sept 13   Oslo Fusion International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award for Best Film
Sept 13   Long Beach QFilm Festival Best Narrative Feature
Sept 19   Hong Kong LGBT Film Festival
Sept 21   Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Sept 26   Port Townsend Film Festival
Sept 29   Karlsruhe LGBT Film Festival
Sept 29   Balinale Film Festival
Oct 1   Athens International Film Festival
Oct 5   Out On Film, Atlanta - Best Feature Film & Best Director
Oct 7   MIX Copenhagen
Oct 8   Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff
Oct 8   Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Oct 9   PROUD Film Festival, Denmark
Oct 13   Reel Pride Winnipeg
Oct 17   Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Oct 22   Perlen – Queer Film Festival Hannover
Oct 22   Quezon City International Film Festival
Oct 22   Slovak Queer Film Festival
Oct 22   Ottawa LGBT Film Festival
Oct 23   Queer Film Fest Weiterstadt
Oct 24   International Queer Film Festival Hamburg
Oct 24   Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid – Seminci
Oct 27   Asian World Film Festival, LA
Oct 30   TIQFF 台灣國際酷兒影展, Taiwan
Nov 1     LesGaiCineMad Madrid
Nov 7     Queersicht Film Festival, Bern
Nov 11   Mix Brazil, Sao Paolo
Nov 12   Mezipatra Queer Festival, Czech
Nov 13   Hawaii International Film Festival
Nov 14   Fairhope Film Festival
Nov 14   Kalkotta Film Festival
Nov 19   Andalusian Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Nov 30   Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, SloveniaAudience Award
Nov 30   Singapore International Film Festival
Dec 9     International Queer & Migrants Film Festival, Amsterdam
Dec 10   Chennai International Film Festival
Jan ’16   RollenWechsel Oldenburg
Jan 9     Out @ the Movies Winston-Salem
Jan 11    Gay Filmnacht18 cities across Germany
Jan 14    Bengaluru International Film Festival
Jan 29   Yangon LGBT
Feb 11   Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Feb 19   Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney
Feb 26   Brisbane Queer Film Festival
Mar 5     Helsinki Cine Aasia
Mar 9     Canary Islands Intl. LGBT
Mar 17   Queer Youth Organization in Oslo
Mar 24   Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest
Apr 1     CinHomo Valladolid LGBT
Apr 2     Queergestreift Festival, Konstanz
Apr 28   Tokyo Intl. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
May 28 
  Kashish Mumbai Intl. Queer Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature & Best Leading Role
Jun 3     Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, England
Sept 10   GAZE Film Festival, Dublin
Sept 10   Llamale H Film Festival, Uruguay
Sept 19  
Nara International Film Festival Jury Prize
Sept 29   Delémont-Hollywood Film Festival,  Switzerland
Oct 2      Flimmer Norrkoping Film Festival, Sweden
Oct 18   
Kino Soprus – Generation Film, Estonia
Oct 22    Korean-American Film Festival New York – Best Narrative Feature
Apr ’17   Kineforum, Jakarta
Apr 12    Asian Film Festival, Illinois State University

World sales  -  m-appeal
North American distributor  -  Wolfe Releasing
German language distributor  -  Salzgeber
Taiwan distributor  -  杰德影音 Portico Media

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