May and June 2013

Delegation of YFS Women Directors to present their films at Seoul International Women’s Film Festival in Korea

We’re delighted that the 15th edition of the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival is programming a special section dedicated to films made by women in Myanmar. No fewer than six women filmmakers from Yangon Film School – Hnin Ei Hlaing, Khin Myo Myat, Khin Myanmar, Thet Su Hlaing, Cho Phyone and War War Hlaing – will be attending the festival in Seoul to present the following films:

The Bag (dir. and editor Thet Su Hlaing)
Burmese Butterfly (dir. and editor Hnin Ei Hlaing)
Hey, Girl! (dir. Khin Myo Myat)
Koran and Karate (dir. War War Hlaing)
No 62. Pansodan Street (dir. Cho Phyone, editor Khin Myanmar)
Unreported Story (dir. Lay Thida, editor Eh Mwee)

Screening dates
Sunday, 26 May at 5pm at Megabox Senchon 4
Tuesday, 28 May at 11am at Megabox Senchon 4

Details and tickets can be found here.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A session on women in film in Myanmar, on documentary filmmaking in Myanmar and the role of the Yangon Film School in supporting a diverse media culture in this transitional country.

We’re grateful to the European Burma Office and the Goethe-Institut for making it possible for this delegation of YFS women filmmakers to travel to the festival.


More Festival Screenings in May and June

Continuing on what now appears to be a world tour, in May Hnin Ei Hlaing’s short documentary Burmese Butterfly will screen at the following events in USA, Holland, Italy and Mexico:

02.-12.05.2013 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
08.-12.05.2013 TranScreen Film Festival Amsterdam
02.-05.2013 Divergenti International Transgender FF
30 May 2013 MIX Mexico

Sweetie Pie by Sai Kong Kham is also still going strong, and is travelling to Cambodia in June:

Travelling ChopShots Film Festival on 14 – 16 June in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with translation into Khmer



We’ve some exciting news to share this week:

Tuesday, 23, April the short documentary Insein Rhythm, directed by Soe Moe Aung from the Yangon Film School’s 2012 intake, will celebrate its world premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland at 6 p.m. at the cinema Usine à Gaz.

Thanks to support from the Euro-Burma Office, director Soe Moe Aung has made the journey from Yangon, Myanmar to present his film and will be available for Q&A after the screening. There will be a second chance to see the film on Friday, 26 April at 1 p.m. at the Usine à Gaz.

Congratulations to Soe Moe Aung and the whole crew of the film, including Han Lin Thwin (camera), Nu Nu Hlaing (sound recordist), editor Kyaw Myo Lwin, project mentor Lay Thida, and editing tutor George Cragg.


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