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Yangon Film School Management Vacancy

We have a vacancy in our management team

for the position of

Project Coordinator


Active in Myanmar since 2005, the non-profit organisation Yangon Film School has gained a unique reputation for providing solid filmmaking skills to a new generation of media workers.

This position will commence immediately with a three-month probation period followed by evaluation by the School’s Director and Committee, and if positive, an annual contract with possible extension.

We are looking for a dynamic, imaginative colleague willing to share in the YFS vision as a media resource and who would like to grow into international standard management roles, assisted by international management coaches.


Job Details:

Start:                    1 March, 2018

Contract:              Full Time

Location:              Yangon Film School, Yankin Tsp., Yangon, Myanmar


The Project Coordinator is responsible for administration of all of the Yangon Film School’s training activities and cooperating with the YFS management team in Yangon and Berlin.

The Project Coordinator is accountable for their actions in all respects to the YFS Steering Committee and YFS Country Director.


Duties include:

  1. Assisting in the promotion, marketing and advertisement of the Yangon Film School’s training programmes including promoting calls for candidates, targeting diverse areas and communities; coordination of recruitment interviews of new intake with the YFS Steering Committee and YFS Director and/or Lead Tutor;
  1. Liaising with the student body, Steering Committees, public bodies, ward administrators and line ministry;
  1. Procurement of all training-related staff including Calls according to YFS procurement procedures;
  1. Management of all applications for courses and other vacancies;
  1. Preparation of all contracts connected to YFS’ training programmes;
  1. Inspecting all invoices relating to trainings to ensure that all required parameters are met;
  1. Coordination of individual training courses including logistics;
  1. Monitoring and approval of equipment hire and return;
  1. Coordination of events, visits and meetings promoting the School’s training programmes and other training and/or visibility activities;
  1. Preparation of documents and reports required by the relevant government departments pertaining to the School’s INGO registration and status as well as assistance in preparation of documents and liaison with government departments in order to receive classification clearance for individual film titles produced by YFS;
  1. Supervision of up-dating of student data base, staff lists, NGOs, embassies etc.;
  1. General administrative duties and office work such as filing, organising receipts according to YFS donor requirements and guidelines provided, responding to telephone calls and emails and forwarding emails;
  1. Assistance in the research and preparation of statistics and other data.


Have you got what we’re looking for?

We believe that the position of Project Coordinator at YFS represents a great opportunity for a talented organiser and communicator at an exciting time in the School’s and the country’s development. We are looking for someone willing to share in the School’s vision as a premiere training and media resource. Our ideal candidate will relish this opportunity to be a part of a team at the spearhead of a growing community of film professionals in Myanmar.


Candidates must:

  • Be Myanmar nationals and permanent residents of Myanmar or returning to Myanmar having completed a course of study and/or term of related employment abroad;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken Myanmar and English
  • Hold a university degree or higher (desirable)
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Be IT-literate (Word, Excel, DTP skills an advantage)
  • Be an excellent communicator with some knowledge of film and/or media
  • Technical background beneficial (knowledge of film equipment and editing workstations an advantage)
  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Display a ‘can do’ attitude

YFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



Applicants should please send their complete application and return it together with their expected salary to Aleksandra Minkiewicz, Country Director, at the YFS office, 5 Mya Yadanar Road, Pyi Thayar Avenue, Bauk Htaw, Yankin Tsp., Yangon OR via email to: by 31 January, 2018.


Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.




CALL for Yangon Film School Student Trainers in Camera, Sound, Directing & Editing for the 2018 course:

 ‘The Art of Documentary Filmmaking for Beginners’


Are you a supportive team player who enjoys sharing your knowledge with your peers and new students? Would you like to gain more experience as a film trainer and improve your own filmmaking skills?

We are looking for dedicated Student Trainers and Editors to co-tutor alongside our international tutors and edit the beginners’ films during our flagship course ‘The Art of Documentary Filmmaking’ beginning on 14 February, 2018.

The Art of Documentary Filmmaking for Beginners provides six male and six female participants from all walks of life and ethnic groups with an introduction to the genre with specialised sessions and practical exercises in cinematography, sound recording, interview technique, research and treatment writing, culminating in the production, in three-person crews, of four films on a given topic. The training is co-taught by international and local tutors and student trainers.



Basic camera-and-sound training, classroom teaching, mentorship of beginner-crews during their first film exercises and final film assignments and/or editing of Beginners’ first film exercises and final assignments as well as support and feedback during the camera-and-sound module ‘All in a Day’s Work’ as required and in consultation with the Camera and Sound Tutors and the Lead Tutor.



Payment will made per session (i.e. morning/ afternoon/evening) according to the Student Trainer’s experience and number of previous trainings. First time Student Trainers are considered to be volunteers; second-time trainers receive 5,000 MMK/ session; third-time trainers receive 10,000 MMK/session, fourth-time trainers receive 15,000 MMK/session and fifth-time trainers 20,000 MMK/session.


Venue:                                    Yangon Film School, 5, Mya Yadanar Road, Yankin and selected locations in Yangon, Myanmar

Total running time:               14.02. – 07.04.18 (includes Basic Training from 14.02.-16.02.18)

Hours:                                    Maximum of 7,5 weeks / 6-day week / 2-3 sessions a day as required and in consultation with main tutors and Lead Tutor


_ POSITIONS available:       

One camera trainer for Basic Training: 14.02. – 16.02.18

One sound trainer for Basic Training: 14.02. – 16.02.18

Four directing trainers/mentors As required in the period 19.02. – 07.04.18

Four student editors from 19.02 – 07.04.18



Student trainers should:

  • Have been enrolled at YFS for at least 2 years
  • Have completed the following courses:
  • Beginner’s Course ‘The Art of Documentary Filmmaking’
  • Introduction to Editing and/or Advanced Second Year Editing Course
  • Film Analysis and/or Film History
  • The Art of Post-production and/or Post-production Coaching


Those wishing to work as camera and/or sound trainers should additionally have attended either of the following courses:


  • Cinematography modules (e.g. ‘All in a Day’s Work’)


  • Sound Design
  • Student trainers should also have worked on at least 2 films in their capacity (i.e. as editor / sound recordist / camera person / director)



Please send your completed Application Form (Download) marked ‘Student Trainer’ or ‘Student Editor’ via mail to by 25 January 2018.






Yangon Film Services

is seeking Trainee Editors (Drama)


Season Two of the TV drama series

‘The Sun, the Moon and the Truth’


Yangon Film Services is delighted to announce a new collaboration with MyJustice, Pyoe Pin and Aung Ko Latt Motion Pictures/CSG to produce Season Two of the television drama series ‘The Sun, the Moon and the Truth’.

The aim of this dramatised series is to raise awareness and increase understanding of legal issues to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice in Myanmar.

There are a total of 10 episodes in the series. Each episode is 30 minutes in length.

YFS is looking for three dedicated Trainee Editors and one Trainee Assistant Editor to edit this series under tutelage from renowned international mentor, Melanie Sandford.

As a Trainee Editor and/or Trainee Assistant Editor working on this series, you will find out how to work on a high-end drama for the mainstream film industry. You will learn a number of specific technical and storytelling skills, including:

  • How to log and transfer high definition footage
  • Data wrangling, synching up double-system rushes (i.e. separate sound and image)
  • How to look at performance, analyse emotion and use editing to build a film’s intensity
  • Experience in editing drama
  • How to keep a scripted drama on track, introduce new characters and sub-plots
  • Improve your online editing skills including title graphics and credits
  • How to create meaning using music and work with a professional composer
  • How to prepare for colour grading and sound mixing
  • Introduction to trailer edit
  • Delivery formats for broadcasters and other platforms


1. Three Trainee Editors (Drama)


A lump sum of 1,360,000 MMK (one million three hundred and sixty thousand Myanmar kyat) is offered for each 30-minute episode.


_Schedule & Location:

Editing is expected to take place initially alongside the film shoot on location in Pyin Oo Lwin from 1 February to the end of March 2018.

All food, travel and accommodation will be met by Yangon Film Services during this period.

Further editing and post-production will take place in Yangon from April to August.

It is estimated that each episode will take approximately 4 weeks to edit and 2-3 weeks to post-produce. Editors will work to a timetable devised by the international mentor but will be expected to stay on the project until his/her episodes are delivered.



Solid handling of Premiere Pro software and proven track record of editing and timely delivery of approved projects (YFS projects, NGO and other). Knowledge of drama editing an advantage but not essential.



The Editor is responsible for working on his/her episode(s) according to the mentor’s instructions and timetable and delivering a cut that meets the client’s approval. Cooperation with the film’s director and assistant editor during the edit, rough and fine cut screenings with client. Overseeing the online edit and making sure that all material is stored on dedicated drives and that proper files are made for delivery to colourist and sound designer. Clarifying credit information in Burmese and English, synching up the sound mix.


2. One Trainee Assistant Editor


A lump sum fee of 3,000,000 MMK (three million Myanmar kyat) is offered for the position of Assistant Editor on this project.


_ Schedule:

The Trainee Assistant Editor will be employed for 18 weeks on a part-time basis (i.e. at least a 30-hour week) throughout the period of the series’ edit and post-production.



The Assistant Editor will also be expected to join the Editing Dept. in Pyin Oo Lwin during the parallel edit. Travel, food and accommodation will be met by YFS. All further editing will take place in Yangon only.



The Assistant will support the International Mentor technically (exporting of cuts, guide subtitles, ingesting new material from the shoot) and will be able to edit under tutelage certain sequences for the editors and the Mentor. The Assistant Editor will communicate with the Trainee Editors, series production personnel, YFS production coordinator and post- production supervisor and will assist throughout the edit until delivery.




Tentative timeline for Series


Description Time Frame Remark
Pre-Production January 2018
Production February-March 2018
Parallel editing February-March 2018 Parallel edit alongside principle photography in Pyin Oo Lwin
Further editing April – June 2018 In Yangon
Rough Cuts of each episode March – June 2018 On rolling basis as eps. are edited
Fine Cuts July 2018
Post-Production & censorship July/August 2018
Delivery of the film End September 2018


Applications & Deadline: the attached completed application form (download), which must include a list of the student editor’s previous work, should be submitted to Tara at by 3pm on Thursday, 19.01.2018.


Selection procedure: Applications will be appraised by the YFS Director in consultation with the International Mentor who are responsible for selecting the Trainee Editors/Assistant Editor for this assignment.



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