Film portraying Myanmar family wins best Asian feature award

A film portraying the life of a Myanmar family has won the best Asian feature film award at the  closing ceremony of 30th Tokyo International Film Award Festival on November 3.

The director of the, film “Passage of Life”, Akio Fujimoto, won the Spirit of Asia award presented b the Japan Foundation Asia Centre.

Yangon hosts World Police Band Concert

Yangon hosted the 22nd World Police Band Concert on October 28.
The concert started from Strand Road at 8am along Sule Pagoda Road with police bands from host country Myanmar, as well as from Singapore, Vietnam and Japan entertaining the crowd.
The bands then played songs around Sule Pagoda and each band played songs in front of Sakura Tower.

Screens to show World Police Band Concerts

LED boards have been erected to show programmes for the 22nd World Police Band Concert to be held in Yangon on October 28 and 29.

Screens installed on Sakura Tower on Bogyoke Aung San Road in Kyauktada Township and at Ganad Company will broadcast the concerts from 9am to 9pm daily, according to the Yangon Region Police Force.

The concerts will boast 276 police officers, including 60 from Japan, 40 from Singapore, 40 from Vietnam and 136 from host Myanmar

Yaykyaw Thadingyut Lighting Festival coming October 2-6

The Yaykyaw Thadingyut lighting festival – the most famous of its kind in Yangon – will be held on a grand scale, as always, in Pazundaung Township from October 2 to 6.

"As before, Yaykyaw will hold the Thadingyut Lighting Festival from October 2 to 6. We will tighten security during the festival period. Shops will be allowed to stay open, but they have to do so systematically. Details will be announced,” said an official responsible for organising the event.

Thai film delegation visits Myanmar

Myanmar filmmakers and directors attended an event on August 28 at Novotel Yangon to meet a delegation of Thai movie makers and artists.

The delegation, comprised of 14 Thai movie producers some of which had already collaborated in making Myanmar movies, discussed many possible ways to improve and collaborate.

Soft launch of Shwebo Paradiso Cinema coming August 25


A soft opening ceremony for Paradiso Cinema in Shwebo Township, Sagaing Region, will be held on August 25 with free screenings of new Myanmar comedies.

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second place in Asean+3 Song Contest

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw won second place at the Asean+3 Song Contest on Sunday, and singer Aung Htet won the Audience Award.

The Song Contest was organized by Voice of Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. It was the first music event for young, professional pop singers aged 18 to 35 from ASEAN countries.

The aim of the contest was to provide a venue for cultural exchange and promotion among ASEAN member countries, as well as Japan, the Republic of Korea and China, through music.

Myanmar fashion bares its cutting edge

The country's cutting edge in fashion was unveiled by some of Myanmar's hottest models in Yangon on Sunday and Monday, as five top designers showcased their latest creations.

Artists move in to Yangon 'art garden'

Four artists are living at the art garden opened in Kyauktan Township, Yangon Region, in 

Japanese links to 8888 protests explored in new film

The premiere of a film on Japanese links to the 8888 pro-democracy demonstrations  was launched at the Yangon Novotel on Monday.

 "My Country - My Home" is a joint production of Myanmar's MNTV channel and Japan International Broadcasting (JIB). The launch was attended by president of MNTV Nan Laik Mauk Sai, Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi and the JIB's president.