Myanmar Script Fund is a program for emerging local filmmakers and producers developing their first or second full-length feature film, fiction only. MSF is intended to help connect promising Burmese filmmakers with international audiences.
Due to the sanitary situation, the 5th edition of MSF will take place exclusively online from December 1 to 8, 2020 (preparation sessions for candidates from Nov. 24).
The 2020 program has two components:
MSF Original is reserved for new MSF projects and applicants. 6 projects will be selected and will benefit from coaching sessions and be part of a pitching competition in front of an international jury. Deadline for application: Oct 30, 2020. More information and application here.
MSF Advanced is dedicated to MSF alumni with the presentation of a previously selected project. 6 projects will be selected among the most mature. This part of MSF will offer one-to-one coaching sessions with tutors before meetings with worldwide film industry decision-makers (festivals, film funds, markets…). Deadline for application: Oct 15, 2020. More information and application here.
All sessions will take place online via Zoom.
Since its inception, the Myanmar Script Fund program has been supported by the French Embassy, the Swiss Embassy, Institut français, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Forever Group (Myanmar), CNC (France), Arte Cinema (France) and Open Doors, a program managed by the festival of Locarno (Switzerland).