9th Wathann Film Festival – 2019 Awards

wathannlogo2019We present the list of winners of the Wathann Film Festival which took place from September 4th – 9th, in Yangon, Myanmar.

About the festival:
Wathann Film Festival is the very first film festival in Myanmar. Organized by Wathann Film Institute (WFI) mainly supporting on Film Education and Media Development in Myanmar. Wathann Film Festival founded in 2011.

Best Documentary Film Award

Opium Farmer

Opium Farmer by Su Su Hlaing – 21 minutes

This film sensitively portrays the lives of two opium farming families in Myanmar and sheds lights on their light.


Bedt Short Film Award


Sick by Zaw Bo Bo Hein – 27 minutes

One night Maung Phone took his sick friend Aung Naing to a hospital. Due to his severe illness Aung Naing was put in an isolation room. The hospital told Maung Phone that they should go to a larger hospital and they might cost much. Maung Phone left his dear friend to find money. Spending the night in the isolation room in loneliness and fear, Aung Naing was waiting for his friend’s return.


New Vision Award


1/4 wasted by Myo Thar Khin – 18 minutes

Story of a young man who no longer wants to know about existing things in the non-existence, and his return to native home.


Between by Than Lwin Oo – 8 minutes

A backyard street. A boy and a girl. A life.


Audience Award


Acceptance by Nyi Zaw Htwe – 15 minutes

An aging woman reconsiders her role in the family in the wake of an incident with her daughter-in-law.


Best Acting Award


Daw Myint Myint Thein for Acceptance (by Nyi Zaw Htwe)

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