Thunska Pansittivorakul was born in Bangkok in 1973. He graduated in Art Education from Chulalongkorn University. He won the Grand Prize award at The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival in 2004 for his documentary feature Happy Berry. In 2007 he received the Silpatorn Award from The Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Arts, which is awarded to one outstanding artist each year. The past honorees in the field of film include Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisit Sasanatieng, etc. His work has premiered at international film festivals including Berlinale, Rotterdam, Era New Horizons (Wroclaw), Visions du Réel, Cinema du Réel, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland),Torino IFF, Torino LGBT, Durban, BAFICI (Argentina), Five Flavours (Poland), Curtus Villa do Conde, DocLisbioa, QueerLisboa, PornFFBerlin, Nuremberg Human Rights, Busan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei Doc (TIDF), Taipei Golden Horse, Beijing Independent, Doc DMZ (South Korea). In 2019 his Santikhiri Sonata won a Grand Prize at DocLisboa, Portugal.
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