8-12 September 2018, Tokyo - 101 The Third Place took the winners of the short film contest on 'My Third Place' to Japan to meet experts and find inspiration.
101 The Third Place received over 300 submissions to its 3-minute film competition. The judges picked Nacho Team from Bangkok University for 'The Real World', which will now be remade by professionals. The winners of the popular vote, Bandplear Team from Bangkok Christian College School with 'Genre', also joined the trip.
"The contest winners are going on a study visit to Fuji TV and NHK Studio Park as well as to 'third places' in Tokyo," said Khun Nicha Srisanguansakul, Senior Vice President at MQDC.
"We want to give an opportunity to gain experience in TV production and to hear from experts as well as to visit Daikanyama T-Site and La Kagu, Tokyo's 'Third Places', with fashion boutiques, lifestyle shops, and cool working areas."
A 'third place' is an environment where people meet beyond home (first place) and work (second place). Ray Oldenburg argued in his book The Great Good Place that third places make a crucial contribution to urban life.
1. "The Real World" from Nacho team, Bangkok University
2. "Genre" from Bandplear team, Bangkok Christian College