MSF Rendezvous is a new scheme launched in January 2021 by MEMORY! to complement its Myanmar Script Fund (MSF) professional development programme for independent Burmese cinema. Throughout the year, MSF Rendezvous intends to offer enhanced monitoring of the projects developed over the past five years within its framework (workshops) as well as conferences and debates with professionals from all over the world (encounters). Its aim is to meet the needs of MSF candidates as best as possible and to monitor the progress of their projects as closely as possible. MSF Rendezvous has therefore been designed as an evolving training scheme through regular online meetings throughout the year. It has been open to all MSF participants since the beginning of the programme 5 years ago, i.e. around 70 candidate producers and directors representing nearly 40 film projects.
MSF Rendezvous was conceived as a place for training and sharing for a new generation of Myanmar filmmakers. As such, it is based on the inalienable right to freedom of expression, opinion and assembly (included online). After 1 February 2021 it intends to remain so, even if this programme is modified, notably to ensure the safety of everyone.