March 2012

Wathann Film Festival

The Wathann Film Festival has openend its call for entries for Burmese Filmmakers. The submission period runs from 10 – 30 June 2012. For more information and to download an application form click here.

Wathann Film Festival director, Thu Thu Shein, was interviewed about the event for the Myanmar Times. To read the interview and hear her thoughts about how the festival is developing click here.

A Month of Screenings

April is set to be a busy month of screenings of YFS films around the globe beginning with the European and Swiss premiere of award winning film Sweetie Pie by Sai Kong Kham. The film is being shown at the Vision du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, which, founded in 1969, is one of Europe’s oldest and most significant cinematic events for documentaries from around the world. Sweetie Pie is running in the First Steps Award Competition.

A couple of days later, the film will celebrate its German premiere at the International Student Film Festival, Sehsüchte, in Potsdam, Germany.

Festival favourite, Charcoal Boy, will have its 14th festival screening and New Zealand Premiere at the Documentary Edge Film Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. Later this summer there will be a second screening in Wellington, New Zealand.


Festival Dates

20 to 27 April, Vision Du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland. Sweetie Pie will be screened with the filmmakers in attendance on 22 April 2012

24 to 29 April, Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany.

26 April to 13 May, Documentary Edge Festival, Auckland, New Zealand.

For a direct link to Charcoal Boy and the shorts section at Documentary Edge click here.



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