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Apply now for the Yangon Film School’s 2020 intake

The award-winning Yangon Film School is Myanmar’s premier film school. At YFS our students acquire solid skills in immersive trainings that help them find both their own artistic identity as well as jobs in Myanmar’s growing media sector. In almost fifteen years of activity YFS has developed a unique reputation for its learning atmosphere and has been hailed as a ‘powerhouse of documentary’ among other genres.

Applications are now open for the Yangon Film School’s biennial intake of new students for its three-year study programme commencing with its intensive, residential seven-week flagship beginner’s course ‘The Art of Documentary Filmmaking’ scheduled for 5 February to 28 March 2020, followed by subsequent courses in Editing, Film History, Film Analysis and Postproduction held throughout 2020.


Recruitment is open to all Myanmar nationals between the ages of 20 and 38. As an inclusive institution the School welcomes applications in particular from women and members of Myanmar’s many different ethnicities.

Successful candidates are accepted to Yangon Film School on a scholarship basis. A registration fee of 60,000 MMK due on enrolment is the only fee. Students enrolled at YFS are expected to commit to a two-year study programme of full-time training and work independently on a graduation project in the third year.

Yangon Film School students are eligible for a study grant during their studies to enable them to commit to full-time training and receive maximum benefit from their film tuition.

There are a total of twelve places available for six men and six women.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 22 November 2019 at 5 pm. Interviews with the Selection Committee will take place in Yangon in early December, 2019.

For further information about the recruitment process and Application forms (download) please visit our website and go to ‘Applications’.
For all inquiries please contact: Soe Arkar Htun at / tel: 09 976 544 538


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