Anocha Suwichakornpong was born in Thailand 1976. She spent the 1990s living in England, where she attended universities and graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 2006, she graduated from the MFA film program at Columbia University, where she was a recipient of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship.
Her thesis film Graceland was selected for the 59th Cannes Film Festival‘s Cinefondation program. It was the first Thai short film selected for the Cannes Film Festival. It was also featured at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and many other festivals.
She co-founded her production company, Electric Eel Films, in Bangkok in 2006.
Mundane History was selected for the following festivals
Winner of Tiger Award, one of 3 films to do so, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Won Best Director Award at the Mumbai Film Festival
Won Transilvania Trophy, top prize, at the 9th Transilvania International Film Festival, presented by Wim Wenders
Premiered at the 2009 Pusan International Film Festival, where it was in the New Currents competition
Opened the World Film Festival of Bangkok.
European Premiere in the Tiger Awards competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was among the three films in 15-title line-up that won the Tiger Award.
Selected for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Berlin Independent Film Festival: Around the World in 14 Films
24th Leeds International Film Festival
East Meets West Film Forum and Festival, Mongolia
Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw,
Freer and Sackler, Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art
Milano Film Festival
15th Split Film Festival/International Festival of New Films, Croatia
Calgary International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Paris Cinema, International Competition,
La Rochelle International Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Barcelona Asian Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
San Francisco International Asian Film Festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival