10th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 16 & 17, 2017!

10th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 16 & 17, 2017!

The Network of Myanmar American Association, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Myanmar Film Festivals in the United States, invites you to the 10th Annual Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival of Los Angeles. The festival will be held at Downtown Independent Theater (http://www.downtownindependent.com/), a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

Festival Location:      Downtown Independent Theater

                                251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dates:                            September 16 & 17 | 2017

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information as the date approaches!

Please come enjoy Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival, Los Angeles. Hope to see you there!



Time:              6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Invitation Only)

Opening Night VIP Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony


Lovely Bones – Documentary                                                       

Nwaye Zar Che Soe│16: 22 min│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2016



Vein – Documentary                                                                                      

Ko Jet, Htet Aung San, Phyo Zayar Kyaw │ 31 mins│ Myanmar w/English subtitle │2016



In Exile (Pyi Pye) – Documentary                                                  

Tin Win Naing│72 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle │2016

Thailand, Germany, USA





Made in Mandalay – Documentary                                                           

Nay Linn Htun│11:04 min│ Myanmar w/English subtitle │2015


Time: 1:15 pm

 Director and Cinematography:       Nay Linn Htun

Producer:                 Yangon Film School

Sound Recordist:        Sai Nyi Nyi

Editor:                           Zin Mar Oo

Editing Mentor:           Karryn de Cinque

The making and breaking of Myanmar’s famous footwear. As cheaper footwear from China floods the domestic market, the makers of traditional velvet-and- leather Mandalay slippers are struggling to survive. ‘Sumptuously photographed and well-paced.’


The Way of Life – Short Documentary                                                      

Nwaye Zar Che Soe│22 min│Myanmar & English subtitle│2016


Time: 1:30 pm

Director:        Nwaye Zar Che Soe

Producer:       Myanmar Independent Living Initiative

Funder:          The Nippon Foundation, Japan

Cinematographer:  Bo Thet Htun and Nwaye Zar Che Soe

Sound Recordist:    Bo Thet Htun and Myint Myat San

Editor:                  Zin Mar Oo                


Myanmar classical music player, artist with visually impaired person, U Myint Hlaing, who comes from rural area, but mostly unknown for his success. His melody and time-worn traditional music instruments are harmonically flying with him through the dark to the light. He is having also found in his tranquil life and abode of joy.                    


In Exile (Pyi Pye) – Documentary

Tin Win Naing│72 min│ Myanmar w/English subtitle │2016

Thailand, Germany, USA

Time: 1:55 pm

Director:                     Tin Win Naing

Producers:              Yasmin C. Rams, Rodney Charles, Melanie Sanford

Screenwriter:            Tin Win Naing

Cinematographers:  Tin Win Naing, Aung Ko Ko

Editors:                    Melanie Sanford, Win Thu, Aung Nwai Htway

Music:                      Derek Baird

After filming political footage, a Myanmar filmmaker must flee his country. As refugee amongst refugees in Thailand, his camera becomes the most important tool to survive and overcome the many days away from home. The Myanmar filmmaker Tin Win Naing documents the plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as plantation workers in conditions tantamount to slave labor.


Vein – Documentary                                                                                      

Ko Jet, Htet Aung San, Phyo Zayar Kyaw │ 31 min│ Myanmar w/English subtitle │2016

Time: 3:15 pm








Woman With A Gun – Short Documentary

Mary, Yupar MoMo│20 min│Kachin w/Myanmar & English subtitle│2016


Time: 4:00 pm

 Directors:    Mary and Yupar Mo Mo

Producers:    Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi and Human Dignity Film Institute

Editor:          Mary and Yupar Mo Mo

Camera          Mary and Yupar Mo Mo



Lovely Bones – Documentary

Nwaye Zar Che Soe│16:22 min│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2016


Time: 4:25 pm

Director:         Nwaye Zar Che Soe

Producer:       Yangon Film School

Camera:         Wynn Htut

Sound:            Sai Nyi Nyi

Editor:            Hnin Ei Hlaing

Pauk Gyi earns a living ferrying people back and forth over the Ngawon River in Myanmar’s Delta. He and his wife share a deep attachment that transcends all manner of obstacles – including his own lifelong disability.


Love & other Matters – Documentary

Su Su Hlaing│38:28 min│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2015


Time: 4:50 pm

Director:         Su Su Hlaing

Producers:      Robert Witlox, Document Our History Now and Yangon Film School

Cinematographer:    HTun Lynn

Sound Recordist:     Sai Kong Kham

Editor:    Zin Mar Oo

Editing Mentor:   Melanie Sandford ASE

Love & other matters introduces us to seven different LGBT people living in Myanmar today. A warm and humorous documentary about the most human aspect of us all: the desire to love, beloved and be accepted.


  • General Public Admission: FREE

Film Festival Information:

NetMAA Office: (626) 537 9990

Email: myanmarfilmfestival@netmaa.org


The Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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