2015 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is on September 19 & 20, 2015!

2015 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is on September 19 & 20, 2015!

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 8th 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 19 & 20 | 2015


The following One fiction/drama and Five documentary films have been selected to screening at the 2015 MFFLA:

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 – 10:15 pm (Invitation Only)

Opening Night VIP Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony



General Public Admission: FREE 

The first 50 moviegoers, who attend the festival and complete a short survey form afterward, will receive ONE FREE TICKET ($24.99 value) TO THE AQUARIUM OF PACIFIC! Not valid at off-site sales locations. May not be sold.


Traveller – documentary
Nwaye Zar Che Soe, Mine Aung Lin Tun, Pyae Zaw Phyo | 25 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2014

Time: 1:15 pm | 4:45 pm – (Two Screenings)

Traveller Box CoverDirectors: Nwaye Zar Che Soe, Mine Aung Lin Tun, Pyae Zaw Phyo
Producer: Human Dignity Film Institute
Production Company: Human Right Human Dignity International Film Festival
Screenwriter: Nwaye Zar Che Soe
Cinematographer: Mine Aung Lin Tun
Editor: Pyae Zaw Phyo

A young woman who becomes disabled since childhood. Many hardships she had to overcome. Discriminations she faced. No matter what, she does not give up. She tries to eliminate any forms of discrimination. It is about a woman who never gives up and takes each step with full of strength.


Solomon – documentary
Anna Biak Tha Mawi | 24 mins | Chin w/English subtitle | 2014

Time: 1:45 pm | 5:10 pm – (Two Screenings)


Director: Anna Biak Tha Mawi
Producer: Yangon Film School & Aidii
Cinematographer: Khin Maung Kyaw
Sound Recordist: Sai Kong Kham
Editor: Khin Myanmar
Editing Mentors: Jessica Ehlebracht & Melanie Sandford

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.


This Kind of Love – documentary
Jeanne Hallacy| 45 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2015
USA, Myanmar

Time: 2:10 pm

This Khind of LoveDirector & Producer: Jeanne Hallacy
Produced in Association with Equality Myanmar

Editor: Elizabeth Finlayson
Director of Photography: Julian Hadden
Camera: Sai Kyaw Khaing
Narrator: Kenneth Wong


This Kind of Love (Delo Acheq Myo) is a 45- minute documentary film directed by Jeanne Hallacy and produced in association with Equality Myanmar. This Kind of Love follows Burmese human rights educator and activist, Aung Myo Min, as he returns home after 24 years in exile. The film embraces the idea that community and inclusion are fundamental to creating meaningful political and social change in Burma/Myanmar.


This Land Is Our Land – documentary
Sai Kong Kham | 30 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2014

Time: 3:00 pm


This Land is Our Land_03Director: Sai Kong Kham
Producers: Lin Sun Oo and Lamin Oo
Production Company: Tagu Films
Cinematographer: Khin Maung Kyaw
Music: Diamore
Editor: Zaw Win Htwe

For the first time ever This Land is Our Land follows the lives of five farmers in Myanmar. As the country moves away from authoritarian rule towards democratic reforms for the first time in over 60 years, we are able to catch a glimpse of the lives of farmers without restraint or censorship from the authorities. This documentary captures farmers struggling to find a foothold as the very ground they stand on changes. A thriving forest in the Dry Zone is confiscated; drought leads to wood-cutting leads to drought as vicious cycle spins in another area; the Ayerwaddy River eats away an island village that used to be prosperous; coal mines and landfills replace farmlands and villages in Tigyit (Shan State). As these farmers grapple with the changes of their land, they share their stories, thoughts, worries, and hopes.


How I Became a Refugee – documentary
Marilyn Metta and Chris Gosfield| 34 mins | English | 2014
Malaysia, Australia

Time: 3:30 pm

How toBecame a Refugee_02Directors & Producers: Dr. Marilyn Metta and Chris Gosfield
Production Company: Mettamorphosis Inc
Screenwriter: Dr. Marilyn Metta
Cinematographer: Chris Gosfield
Music: Lucky Oceans
Editor: Mike Searle

How I Became a Refugee is a documentary film that follows the extraordinary journey of a Burmese Chin refugee family from their homeland where they escaped religious persecution from the military government through to Malaysia before being resettled in Perth, Western Australia.


When the Boat Comes In – documentary
Khin Maung Kyaw | 30 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2014

Time: 4:10 pm

When The Boat Comes In


Director and Cinematographer: Khin Maung Kyaw
Producer: Yangon Film School
Sound Recordist: Sai Kong Kham
Editor: Hnin Ei Hlaing
Editing Mentor: Tuula Mehtonen

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. Soon they will be faced with a curtailed fishing season as a result of new government legislation.


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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 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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