July 2012

AL JAZEERA ENGLISH LAUNCHES AN OPEN CALL FOR FILMMAKERS IN ASIA

For more details click here
 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS

to the DocNet South East Asia’s 2012 Summer School being held in Manila in the Philippines. To read more click here.

Deadline for submission is the 2nd August 2012 and the summer school takes place from 19th to 28th September 2012.

The application form can be downloaded here.

 

YFS FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING NEWS
 

Burmese Butterfly was screened at the following film festivals in June:

 


 

The Frameline 36 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival in the ‘Transtastic’ program

Director Hnin Ei Hlaing was present for the screening in the San Francisco Victoria Theatre.

The Myanmar Community NetMAA (Network of Myanmar American Association) in the US reported the screening on their website. To read more click here
Burmese Butterfly was also nominated for the Student Doc Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest
The screening took place on the 15th June at the Odeon cinema in Sheffield, England.
The Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque showcased also the YFS short films An Untitled Life, Charcoal Boy and The Change Maker.

Rachel Mathews, YFS tutor, joined the screening of Burmese Butterfly at the festival.
 

Further screenings

Sai Kong Kham attended the Vision du Réel International Documentary Film Festival in Switzerland in April 2012 and celebrated the world premiere of his first short film, Sweetie Pie.
 


 

A few days later the film screened at the Student Film Festival Sehsuechte in Potsdam, Germany in the presence of the director Sai Kong Kham.

The 9th International Ethno Film Festival – The Heart of Slavonia took place in Djakovo, Croatia between 26th and 29th June.

Nominated for the Golden Heart of Slavonia were:

An Untitled Life by Shin Daewe
Charcoal Boy by Okkar
Sweetie Pie by Sai Kong Kham

The Village Doc Film Festival in Milan, Italy screened the environmental films Our Forests, Our Future by YFS film student Zin Myoe Sett and A Farmer’s Tale by YFS student Lay Thida on June 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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