YFS (Myanmar)

Yangon Film School e.V.

Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organization that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. YFS regularly brings together experienced filmmakers from around the world and young Burmese men and women, some of whom have little or no prior experience in media, for regular film trainings in Yangon, Myanmar on all aspects of filmmaking – from screenwriting to editing. The Yangon Film School offers a range of audio-visual workshops for emerging Myanmar filmmakers that blends theory with practical, hands-on exercises. An inspired, dedicated team of international filmmakers comprise the tutor group. It is their aim to foster an environment of productivity and open-minded individual creativity.

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