Born in Thailand in 1976, Anocha Suwichakornpong graduated from an MFA film program at Columbia University, New York. Anocha’s thesis, “Graceland”, became the first Thai short film to be included in the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation). Anocha’s first feature "Mundane History" received the Hubert Bals Fund, screened at more than forty film festivals and won numerous awards including the Tiger Award from Rotterdam, Grand Prix Prize from Transilvania and New Horizons, and Best Director from Mumbai. Her second feature, “By the Time It Gets Dark” is premiering in competition at Locarno Int. Film Festival 2016.