Save the Date! – NetMAA’s 6th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is on September 15, 2013!

Save the Date! – NetMAA’s 6th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is on September 15, 2013!

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 6th 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

 

Date: Sunday | September 15 | 2013

 

Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (Invitation Only) – Opening Day VIP

         Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony

 

         2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (General Public)

 

General Public Admission: FREE Admission ticket upon $10 donation! (All Day Pass)

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.

 

The following one feature and four documentary films have been selected for 2013 MFFLA:

Legend of Cloud Princessfeature

140 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2013

IMG-20130716-WA0000Director: Nay Paing

Producer: Silver Moon Film Production

Screen Play: academy Nyein Min

Original Story: Shin Ma

Editor: Zin Myo

Cinematographer: Zaw Myint and Kyaw Nyunt

Starring: academy Ye Aung, academy Nay Aung, Tun Tun Win, Hein Wai Yan, academy Htun Aeindra Bo, Na Wa Ratt, academy May Thinzar Oo

 

Bungkus true fiction

19 min | Chin w/English subtitle | 2011

A Chin girl torn between loyalty and love

Bungkus Still 01Director: Lay Thida

Producer: Yangon Film School

Screenwriter & Production Manager: Anna Biak Tha Mawi

Editor: Khin Khin Hsu

Cinematographer: Kyaw Ko Ko

“Bungkus” is the Malay word for “parcel”, the name given to young women sent abroad to marry a man they may never have met so they can send money back to their families in Myanmar. Set in the Chin community of Yangon, the story follows Zing Zing whose tenderly flowering relationship with local boy Asang is threatened when her mother decides she must become a “parcel”. The film’s end is inspired by a real-life tragedy within the Chin community.

 

The Clinicdocumentary

21 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2010

The clinic shares the relationship between a 45-year-old doctor and his clients

the clinicDirectors: Aung Min, Jeu and The Maw Naing

Producer: One Point Zero Film

Screenwriters: Aung Min, Jeu and The Maw Naing

Editor: The Maw Naing

Cinematographer and Music: Jeu

The clinic shares the relationship between a 45-year-old doctor and his clients. The protagonist, the clinic doctor was brought up and trained under the education system of Burma: Myanmar socialist regime. Nonetheless, he made his own living as a clinic doctor. His clients come up with their different problems while he has own personal conflicts. This documentary developed as way to respond to his dilemmas.

 

My Grandfather’s Housedocumentary

14 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2013

The home of Thakin Htein Win – one of the architects of Burma’s independence movement

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Director: Shunn Lei Swe Yee

Producer: Yangon Film School

Editor: Zaw Win Htwe

Sound: Linn Hnin Aye

Cinematographer: David Kyaw Thet Aung

Thakin Htein Win’s granddaughter reminisces about the old wooden house where she grew up – a house which was once a meeting place for some of the architects of Burma’s independence movement, in which her grandfather played a pivotal role.


Koran and Karatedocumentary

13 min | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2012

A glimpse into Yangon’s Myanmar-Muslim community

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Director: War War Hlaing

Producer: Yangon Film School

Editor and Sound: Kayw Myo Lwin and Jue Jue Than

Camera: Khin Maung Kyaw

Confident, focused and elegant, Myanmar Muslim Yi Yi Myint divides her time between looking after her mother, teaching Arabic and practicing her faith. An accomplished Karate practitioner to boot, this charming thirty-six year old single woman would seem to have it all – except perhaps for the right marital partner….

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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!

 

Tickets Information:

NetMAA Office: (626) 537 9990

Email: myanmarfilmfestival@netmaa.org

Movie Theater: VIDEO CAMERAS, CAMERA PHONES AND OTHER RECORDING DEVICES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SCREENING. YOU WILL BE CHECKED BY SECURITY PRIOR TO ADMITTANCE.

 

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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