April 2014

___ ANNOUNCEMENT ___ 4 YFS films at ChopShots 2014 in Indonesia


Chopshots YFS 2014
more information: www.chopshots.net / facebook.com/ChopShots





The Yangon Film School is accepting applications for its new intake of students in 2014 for the Beginners’ course The Art of Documentary Filmmaking and follow-on courses, scheduled to commence in June 2014.

> > > Whole CALL and application form > > > APPLICATION




BEHIND THE SCREEN – Best ASEAN Documentary at Salaya DOC 2014



Yangon Film School is delighted to announce that Aung Nwai Htway’s documentary BEHIND THE SCREEN received the award for Best ASEAN Documentary at the Salaya International Documentary Film Festival in Salaya, Thailand on Sunday, 30 March.

The jury commented on the film as follows:

“The film keeps a very sincere and intimate approach in using extracts of old movies and real material, to mix reality and fiction, in a simple and subtle manner. This experience uses fiction as a sideway to give sense to the memory of a family and to help healing a personal trauma. It shows how a documentary can use fiction to find the truth.”

We congratulate the filmmaker and his whole crew – what a great achievement!

Behind the Screen, director: Aung Nwai Htway / Myanmar/Germany / 2013 / 35 mins




___ TYRES (competitive section) ____ and

___ MORE THAN A TREE (to the non-competitive section)

have been invited to the Green Film Festival in Seoul 2014
11th Green Film Festival in Seoul (May 8 – 15, 2014) is Korea’s first and largest Green Film Festival presented by Korean Green Foundation. It’s an annual festival that seeks to share the hope for a better world where all the lives can be in harmony with environment and nature. During 8 days event we present more than 100 films (shorts and features) every year, with themes ranging from various environmental problems from all over the world. In 2013 the Festival screened over 140 features, documentaries and shorts from over 40 countries.
And this year, GFFIS received 1,059 submissions (358 features and 701 shorts) from 97 countries for Green Competition, which is our highest volume, so it could represent an affirmative step towards the Festival’s growth and possible solutions to environmental issues.


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