2019 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (12th Edition): September 14 & 15, 2019

2019 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (12th Edition): September 14 & 15, 2019

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 2019 Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival of Los Angeles (12th 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 14 & 15 | 2019

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 Day VIP Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony


14 Apples – Documentary                                                              

Midi Z │84:00 mins │Myanmar w/English subtitle│2018

Taiwan, Myanmar

Director:       Midi Z

Producers:    Midi Z, LIN Sheng-wen, Isabella HO, WANG Shin-hong

Production Company:  Seashore Image Productions and Myanmar Montage Films

Screenwriters:  WU Pei-chi, Midi Z, LIN Sheng-wen

Cinematographer:   Midi Z

                                                                   Editors:   WU Pei-chi, Midi Z, LIN Sheng-wen

Recently, Shin-hong suffers from insomnia and encounters so many problems in his life. His mother goes to a fortune-teller for advice. The fortune-teller asks Shin-hong to get fourteen apples. Then he should take them to a temple in the rural area in Central Myanmar and live as a monk for fourteen days, eating an apple a day.


The City Called Yangon – Documentary                                                

Shin Daewe│22 mins│Myanmar with English subtitle │2018


Director & Producer: Shin Daewe

Screenwriter:           Lin Way Khant

Cinematographer:   Ko Oo

Sound Recordists:    Su Su Hlaing, Thida Swe

Editor:                    Zaw Win Htwe

Music:                          Yar Wun Na







(Refreshment and Myanmar Snacks will be served)

General Public Admission: FREE


Seeds of Sadness  – Documentary

Thae Zar Chi Khaing │16:14 mins │Myanmar w/English subtitle│2018


Time: 1:00 pm


Director:     Thae Zar Chi Khaing

Producer:   Lindsey Merrison

Production Company: Yangon Film School

Sound Recordist:       Si Thu

Cinematographer:     Thae Zar Chi Khaing

                                                                              Editor:       Thae Zar Chi Khaing

In spite of a nationwide ceasefire, armed conflict still persists in Myanmar and landmines contaminate many parts of the country. Describing their effect on one family in East Bago, this film gives a dignified voice to the victims of Myanmar’s civil war and makes a powerful plea for peace.


Crocodile Pond – Documentary

Min Thiha│19:37 mins│Myanmar with English subtitle │2017


Time: 1:20 pm


Director:    Min Thiha

Producer:   Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Production Company:   Human Dignity Film Institute

Screenwriter:  Min Thiha

Cinematographer: Chan Nyein, Min Thiha

                                                                              Editor:   Min Thiha

This film reveal about the existence of wilds in city center and the man who live with the wilds.


The Opium War – Documentary

John La Raw │53:00 mins │Kachin/Burmese w/English subtitle│2019


Time: 1:40 pm


Director:      John La Raw

Producers:   John La Raw, Seyoung Jo

Production Company:  Hkakabo Razi Pictures

Screenwriter: John La Raw, Seyoung Jo

Cinematographer:  Naw Tong, Yung Wa

Editor:   Seyoung Jo

Thousands of young people are dying from using drugs in Kachin State, Myanmar. When the government is not doing enough to crack down drugs problem, the civilians formed the anti-drugs organization called “Pat Jasan” which means “Stop and Clean the drugs” in local Kachin Language, to eradicate drugs. A clash between “Pa Jasan” groups and drugs lords occurred.


Mother At Arms – Documentary

Nu Nu Hlaing│21:10 mins│Myanmar with English subtitle │2018


Time: 2:40 pm


Director:        Nu Nu Hlaing

Producer:      Lindsey Merrison

Production Company:    Yangon Film School

Sound Recordist:    Thida Swe

Cinematographer:  Ko Oo, Mya Darli Aung, Wynn Htut

                                                                              Editor:     Zin Mar Oo

Mi Sue Pwint is a member of the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, the student army formed after nationwide protests were brutally crushed by Myanmar’s military dictatorship in 1988. This film tells her extraordinary story as both a leading revolutionary and mother and describes how she is now actively engaged in the peace process in her deeply conflicted country.


The Go Between – Documentary

La Pyae Ko│16:48 mins│Chin/Burmese with English subtitle │2018


Time: 3:05 pm


Director:    La Pyae Ko

Producer:  Lindsey Merrison

Production Company:   Yangon Film School

Sound Recordist:   Si Thu

Cinematographer:  La Pyae Ko

                                                                              Editor:   Khin Warso

Soft-spoken but strong-minded Daw Chin Chin is a mediator between the Chin National Front and the Myanmar government. As she navigates a determinedly conciliatory path between nationwide conference and village hall, soldiers and civilians, men and women, we begin to understand the vital role that women can play in the country’s fragile peace process.


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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