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MSF Laureates



Laureates 2017


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FRUIT GATHERING (THIT-THEE KHYU)
Director: Aung Phyoe
Production: Mya Yar Production (Myanmar)
Status: Development. Shooting March 2019
First long-feature

Life may be just a disappointment where human beings hopelessly search for the ultimate happiness, while failing to cherish those tiny permanent moments…

Aung Phyoe, born in 1989, studied filmmaking in Mumbai-based film school, the Whistling Woods International, majoring in Editing. He made his first short film, Seasonal Rain, in 2016.


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WAY BACK HOME (AIN PYAN LANN)
Director: Nay Chi Myat Noe Wint
Production: Equilibrium Production (Myanmar)
Status: Development. Shooting September 2019, Chin State
First long-feature

A relationship between a mother and her daughter that began to unravel by an unfinished facial tattoo is heavily tested after the mother refused to stay with her daughter in the city…

Nay Chi Myat Noe Wint studied filmmaking in Myanmar at the British Council and Human Dignity Film Institute. She made his first documentary, Little Sons, in 2016 (co-directed). Follow The Scoop (documentary), Diramore (documentary), Shaky Little Hands (short) and Home Alone (short from Psycho Zero, omnibus film)


Laureates 2016


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FOUR LEGS (CHAY-LAY-CHAUNG)
Director: Mg Sun
Production: Electronic Pictures (Myanmar)
Status: Development & funding. Shooting 2019
First long-feature

A direct-to-video director becomes desperate and plots a bank job as he fails to finish his first feature film…

Mg Sun studied Japanese at the Foreign Language University of Yangon. He worked in Singapore as 3D Visualizer before to found in Yangon Electronic Pictures with Ma Aeint in 2013. He made his first short animation film, Jet Flyer, in 2005. Following by Th Rose in 2012, Rights in 2013 and A Rainy Day in 2014.


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SATURDAY BORN ARIES (SANAY PHWAR MATETHA)
Director: Nwaye Zar Che Zoe
Production: Soe Arkar Htun (Myanmar)
Status: Development. Shooting 2019, Myanmar & Japan
First long-feature

The story of a graduated disabled girl who with slow steps in walking caused by her deformed left leg has been pushed under the Zodiac Influence yet tries her best to create her own destiny through self-determination during the administrative period of Military Government….

Nwaye Zar Che Soe is alumni of Yangon Film School. Since 2013, she works in particular with Persons with Disabilities. In 2014, her first documentary Traveller was selected by Human Rights Film Festival (Yangon) and awarded in Vietnam and India. In 2015, she shooted her second documentary Lovely Bones.