2018 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (11th Edition): September 15 & 16, 2018

2018 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (11th Edition): September 15 & 16, 2018

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 2018 Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival of Los Angeles (11th Edition). 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 15 & 16 | 2018

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:              6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Invitation Only)

Opening Night VIP Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony


My Country, My Home (Zar Ti Myay) – Feature                                                

Kyi Phyu Shin│130 mins│Myanmar/Japanese w/Japanese/English subtitle│2018

Myanmar, Japan

Starring: academy Yan Aung, Aung Ye Lin, academy Wutt Hmone Shwe Yi, Morisaki Win, Kawazoe Noa, Ogoshi Chiharu


Rays of Amour (A story from Naga Land) – Documentary                      

Sein Lyan Tun │20 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2017





(Refreshment and Myanmar Snacks will be served)

General Public Admission: FREE

Book Lover – Short Fiction                                    

Nay Linn Htun│14:45 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle │2016


Time: 1:15 pm

Director:          Nay Lin Htun

Producer:         Khin Warso

Production Company: Yangon Film School

Screenwriter:     Thiha Soe

Cinematographer:  Sai Naw Kham

Editor:            Sai Nyi Nyi

Laborer Naing Oo has a passion for books and reading. When his roof starts leaking, he struggles to raise the money to protect his prized collection of encyclopedias. Will he accept the help of bossy landlady Ma Cho?


Rays of Amour (A story from Naga Land) – Documentary                      

Sein Lyan Tun │20 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2017


Time: 1:30 pm

Director:                    Sein Lyan Tun

Producers:                 Sein Lyan & Mya Thandar Kyaw

Production Company:  PS Films Production

Cinematographer:        Phyo Nge

Editor:                       Sai Naw Kham

A young girl gets an offer, her position as a midwife at Matawri village, at the foothill of Mount Saramati, in eastern NAGA Land, North Western of Myanmar. She was married to a MAKURY young man, and gets a child. All her kindness and care spreads over the village as a midwife, and devotes her life to her own family with sacrificed love and strong attachment.


Monk Politics – Documentary

Kay Lie Mastenbroek │55 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle │2017

Myanmar, Netherlands

Time: 1:50 pm

Director  & Producer:         Kay Lie Mastenbroek

Production Company:        Electrical Films

Screenwriter:                         Kay Lie Mastenbroek

Cinematographer:                Gojko Mitic

Editor:                              Kay Lie Mastenbroek

Documentary about the new relation between the monk community and the NLD government. How do the monks with the new more or less democratic society, and how do they deal with their behavior during the military rule?


My Country, My Home (Zar Ti Myay) – Feature

Kyi Phyu Shin│130 mins│Myanmar/Japanese w/Japanese/English subtitle│2018

Myanmar, Japan

Time: 2:50 pm

 Director:         Kyi Phyu Shin

Producers:     Shwe Than Lwin Media Film Production & Japan International Broadcasting (JIB)

Screenwriter: Kyi Phyu Shin

Cinematographer: Maung Maung Tha Myint

Editor:            No No Aung

Music:             Okka Oo Tha

Production Company: Red Radiance Co.,Ltd

Nan is a high school girl who was born and raised in Tokyo but whose family comes from Myanmar. She thinks of herself as Japanese but when Nan finds out that her father is planning on returning to his home and taking her with him, she finds out his history, how he took part in Myanmar’s democratization campaign 30 years ago and immigrated to Japan as a refugee. His heart has always been with his mother country but for Nan, Japan is home.


Sittwe/Heal – Short Documentary

Jeanne Hallacy│20 mins│Bama/Rakhine/Bengali w/English subtitle │2017

Myanmar, USA

Time: 5:15 pm

Director:                  Jeanne Hallacy

Producer:                 Smile Education and Development Foundation, Yangon

Cinematographer:     Sai Kyaw Khaing

Editor:                     Elizabeth Finlayson

Sittwe is a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine state. Phyu Phyu Than, a Rohingya Muslim girl and Aung San Myint, a Buddhist were both displaced by communal violence in 2012.  Interviews filmed over two years explore their ideas about each other’s communities, their aspirations for education and the possibility of reconciliation.

The film gives voice to youth from two sides of a segregated community to create space for facilitated discussions about peace building in Rakhine state.


Insomniacs – Short Subject

M. Noe│7 mins│Myanmar w/English subtitle│2017


Time: 5:40 pm

Director:          M. Noe

Producer:         Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Screenwriter:     M. Noe

Cinematographer:     Chan Thar

Music:                 Khine Mye Thar

Editor:                Chan Thar

A man whose dreams prophesied that he’d one day meet his true love betrays his girlfriend when he meets a Chinese tourist in the place he dreamed about. All three of them are suffering from insomnia and their fates will intertwine


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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