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.
The program has two components:
MSF Original is reserved for new MSF projects and applicants. Each year, six new projects are selected and benefit from tailored coaching sessions during five days. At the end of the session, they are part of a pitching competition in front of an international jury.
MSF Advanced is dedicated to MSF alumni with the presentation of a previously selected project. 6 projects are selected among the most mature. This part of MSF offers one-to-one coaching sessions with tutors before meetings with worldwide film industry decision-makers (festivals, film funds, markets…). More information here.
Since January 2021, MSF is also:
MSF Rendezvous. The objective of this Rendezvous is to respond to needs identified with professionals who regularly contribute to MSF by reinforcing the follow-up of candidates outside of MSF sessions in December. MSF Rendezvous was therefore conceived as a training device through regular online meetings (conferences & customized sessions) throughout the year 2021. More information here.
Since its inception, the Myanmar Script Fund program has been faithfully supported by the Union Ministry of Information of Myanmar, French Embassy, Institut français, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, European Union Delegation in Myanmar, CNC, Arte, US Embassy, Open Doors (Locarno Festival) and Forever Group.