Wathann or Monsoon Film Festival is now being held at three different locations in Yangon: Waziya Cinema, Goethe Institute and Japan Foundation inclusively followed by the opening ceremony at Waziya yesterday.
The festival is being held with the support of the Japan Foundation, Goethe Institut, Purin pictures and many others.
Today, the first leg of the competition will start at 1:00 pm at Waziya Cinema with independent filmmakers presenting their films together with their inner creativity. The schedule of the film festival has been officially introduced – you can check it out here.
Representing the distinct backgrounds of people’s lives from the twelve countries: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Philippines and Myanmar.
There will be other candidates participating in the festival sections at Goethe Institute from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The Film festival is organized and supported by the following titles with the main purpose of sharing a sense of awareness of our society, our actions and better future related to us all.
With judges Flora Linghwa Huang (Taiwan), Pony Ma (Taiwan) and Philip Nam Ho (Hong Kong) in nomination, the most talented candidates will be prized by Best Short Film Award, Best Documentary Film Award, New Vision Award, Special Mention and Audience Award for public voting.
The festival will continue till 9th September, so give it a visit and vote your favorite film if you are a fan of arts.
Check the clip below for a tease.
Bogyoke Road (between 33rd & 34th Street), Pabedan Township
Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road & Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township
No. 70 Natmauk Lane (1), Bahan Township