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A Political Life - Aung San Suu Kyi's Former Bodyguard
U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi's bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out…
The Barber - A Barber in Myanmar
Barber Ko Tin Htun's clientele includes both the high and mighty and the poor and humble. In between snipping and shaving, singing and chatting with his customers, he ponders the…
Solomon - The Charismatic Leader of the Chin People of Myanmar
An encounter with the filmmaker's uncle, the charismatic commander of the Chin National Front Solomon Thang Ding, that also takes a look at the political reforms that Chin State -…
Bungkus - A Chin Girl Torn Between Loyalty and Love
Bungkus' is the Malay word for 'parcel', the name given to young women sent abroad to marry a man they may never have met so they can send money back…
Precious - Gemstone Extraction in Myanmar.
A short documentary observing some of the people involved in the - often risky - business of gemstone extraction in Myanmar. A fascinating and well-crafted insight into a line of…
Like Father, Like Son - A Rama Theater Troupe in Myanmar
Zaw Oo is at a crossroads. In order to prevent his centuries-old Rama troupe from dying out he must train the next generation of players. But how can he recommend…
Behind the Screen - The Story of a Burmese Family of Actors
A son dissects his parents' marriage - they were film icons in 1960s Myanmar. It turns out the heartrending scenes they acted out on the silver screen are a pretty…
Tyres - A Tire Recycling Shop in Myanmar
A tire recycling workshop in South Okkalapa in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon is a site of multiple uses and multiple deaths, for this is the place where defunct tires…
When the Boat Comes In - A Mon Fishing Community in Myanmar
Aung Kyaw Naing and Ma Cho Lay are members of a fishing community struggling to make a living along a stretch of coastline near Thanbyuzayat in Mon State in Myanmar.…
Yangon Film School 2014
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2013
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2012
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2011
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2010 and before
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…

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Yangon Film School 2014
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering residential workshop in 2005, the trainings, and the cinematic output,…
Yangon Film School 2013
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering residential workshop in 2005, the trainings, and the cinematic output,…
Yangon Film School 2012
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering residential workshop in 2005, the trainings, and the cinematic output,…
Yangon Film School 2011
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering residential workshop in 2005, the trainings, and the cinematic output,…
Yangon Film School 2010 and before
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering residential workshop in 2005, the trainings, and the cinematic output,…
The Barber - A Barber in Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Barber Ko Tin Htun's clientele includes both the high and mighty and the poor and humble. In between snipping and shaving, singing and chatting with his customers, he ponders the vagaries of life in Myanmar during the last half century - and counts himself lucky to be his own boss.
A Political Life - Aung San Suu Kyi's Former Bodyguard
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi's bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics - but still can't help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice. Student…
Bungkus - A Chin Girl Torn Between Loyalty and Love
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Bungkus' is the Malay word for 'parcel', the name given to young women sent abroad to marry a man they may never have met so they can send money back to their families in Myanmar. Set in the Chin community of Yangon, the story follows Zing Zing whose tenderly flowering…
Precious - Gemstone Extraction in Myanmar.
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
A short documentary observing some of the people involved in the - often risky - business of gemstone extraction in Myanmar. A fascinating and well-crafted insight into a line of work that is almost synonymous with Myanmar. The way the film compares to of the countrie's precious natural resources -…
Solomon - The Charismatic Leader of the Chin People of Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
An encounter with the filmmaker's uncle, the charismatic commander of the Chin National Front Solomon Thang Ding, that also takes a look at the political reforms that Chin State - Myanmar's poorest region - is undergoing in the wake of Myanmar's transition. '... draws you in from beginning to end,…
The Best of Guanajuato International Film Festival Student Shorts (2013-2015)
Identidad & Pertenencia is a program within the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) in Mexico that brings together teams of student filmmakers to create short documentaries about all the things that create a sense of identity and belonging within this region. This collection includes the program's award winners and audience…
Stash Short Film Festival: Student
Prepare yourself for a new wave of directors whose creative ambition and technical mastery expand the potential of short films with every graduating class. Have a look at these five extraordinary examples of animated student films.