“Lady of the Lake”, a Myanmar documentary by Zaw Naing Oo, has received a special award at the Salaya International Documentary Film Festival at the end of last month.
“Lady of the Lake” unravels a belief in the supernatural among the residents living near Moe Yun Gyi Lake in Bago Region. The film has figured prominently at several international film festivals.
“’Lady of the Lake’ created by Zaw Naing Oo, a graduate of the Yangon Film School, has received a special award at Thailand’s Salaya International Documentary Film Festival. This film has won awards at other international film festivals. In this film festival, it won an award among the films from Southeast Asian countries. I’m very happy about this,” said an official from the Yangon Film School.
YFS encourages students attending its different one-year film-making courses to submit their works to international film festivals.
The film festival was held in Bangkok, Thailand from March 21 to March 28. The Singaporean documentary “03-Flat” won the top honour while entries from Myanmar, Indonesia, and Cambodia received special awards.