The program includes professional workshops combining individual consultancies on script-writing, producing, and plenary sessions intended to provide insight into the international film market. The Fund’s objective is to support emerging filmmakers during the development process and to assist them in honing their professional skills. At the end, the candidates present their projects during a pitch session in front of a JURY comprised of international film experts. In 2016, the jury was presided by the director Michel Hazanavicius (France) and in 2017 by the director Midi Z (Taiwan). In 2018, it was chaired by Vietnamese director Phan Dang Di. And in 2019, the jury is chaired by French Director Claude Mouriéras.
Previous awarded projects:
MSF Laureates 2018
THE BEER GIRL OF YANGON by Sein Lyan Tun. Producer John Badalu
30,000 USD of in-kind post-production from Digital District.
SHE CALLED IT FREEDOM by Myat Minn Khant. Producer Khin Warso
Khin Warso, an highly promising female producer, will be invited to participate in a week-long producers’ Lab at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland in August 2019 which will help her develop her skills.
MSF Laureates 2017
FRUIT GATHERING by Aung Phyoe. Producer Aung Phyoe
WAY BACK HOME by Nay Chi Myat Noe Wint. Producer Kaung Sint .
MSF Laureates 2016
FOUR LEGS by Mg Sun. Producer Ma Aeint
SATURDAY BORN ARIES by Nwaye Zar Che Soe. Producer Soe Arkar Htun
The Myanmar Script Fund works in close collaboration with Open Doors, a program managed by the Festival Locarno (Switzerland). It is supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland), Forever Group (Myanmar), Arte (France), Institut français (France), Canal+ Myanmar, Digital District (France) & Transition (Czech Republique).