Save The Date! 5th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (Oct. 7 & 14)

Save The Date! 5th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles (Oct. 7 & 14)

The Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angles (MFFLA) is a fine example of community-based exhibition.While the Myanmar (Burmese) American Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is marked by steady success, although it’s not a player yet in the cinema circuit in South East Asian communities in the United States. But that’s okay. The intense seems to be sparking local dialogue; and with it, the Festival excels.

The NetMAA is proud to share the rich Myanmar culture through the medium of cinema. Come to have this experience together and be a part of the fun, glamour, and excitement of a truly Myanmar community event, celebrating the most lucrative, enduring, and most significant cultural art forms: Motion Pictures.

Festival Location:

Downtown Independent Theater

251 S. Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dates: October 7 & 14, 2012


The following five documentary films have been selected for 2012 MFFLA:

Chinlone Photo 02_websiteChinlone Magic Circle – short film

DVD |45 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2011

Director:Kyi Soe Tun

Producers:Htin Myaing & Win Win Kyi

Dir. of Photography:Soe Than

Starring: Kaung Khant and Toe Myat Noe Wai

A young soccer fan shunned the traditional ‘Chinlone’ sport. He discovers joy and beauty of playing Chinlone and discovers the many parallels of failing in love with a girl of his dreams and his love for the Chinlone sport.


nargis-plakat_30-7-2012_randlos_echt_RZ_2-page-001_websiteNargis – When Time Stopped Breathing; documentary

DVD | 90 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2010

Director:The Maw Naing and Pe Maung Same

Producer: Lindsey Merrison

Camera:Tin Win Naing, Thaiddhi and Pe Maung Same

Sound:Kyaw Myo Lwin, Myo Min Khin and Shin Daewe

Project Mentor:Ulrike Schaz

It only took Cyclone Nargis 13 hours to ravage the Irrawaddy Delta in Burma in May 2008. During this time, the destructive natural force claimed the lives of 140,000 people, while almost two and a half million were left without a roof over their heads. A week after this catastrophe, a group of Burmese filmmakers set out for the affected areas. Once they got there, they began filming a lyrical and very humane account of the actual situation that prevailed. In the middle of razed villages full of fallen trees, the filmmakers encountered those who were fortunate enough to survive the disaster.


I Am Myanmar_websiteI Am Myanmar – One Voice; short subject

DVD |15 min | English | 2012

Executive Producer: Marlar Tun

Producer:FireRock Productions

Dir. of Photography and Sound:Benoit Schaack

Starring: Zarganar, Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than and Oliver Esser Soe Thet

I am Myanmar and this is One Voice. One voice, that speaks of one heart, one vision, and one future Dedicated to my parents, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and to U Win Htain who called for a One United Voice.


BB Filmstill2Burmese Butterfly – documentary

DVD | 12 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2011

Director:Hnin Ei Hlaing, Yangon Film School

Producer:Yangon Film School

Editor and Sound:Hnin Ei Hlaing

Camera:Khin Khin Hsu and Su Su Thaing Win

Twenty-one-year-old hairdresser Phyo Lay looks back on a turbulent childhood and adolescence and describes how difficult it is to come out in Myanmar. A rare glimpse into the emergent gay community in this hitherto isolated country.


Myanmar Life in Thai Blue_01_websiteA Life in Blue – short documentary

DVD | 7 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2012

Director:Yasmin C. Rams

Producer:Yasmin C. Rams

Camera:Tin Win Naing

Production:Lokanat Productions

In the Thai town Mae Sot, close to the Myanmar border, there are hundreds of factories with thousands of women working and living in them. The huge majority of these workers are Myanmar women and girls. They produce cloth for big companies such as Tommy Hilfiger.

2012 Myanmar Film Fest Postcard_4.25x6_front

 (Oct. 14 is Cancelled) –

Due to a doublebooking error at the Downtown Independence Theater

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!

For more information visit us or call (626) 537 9990,

The Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is made possible in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission


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