Event to mark 10th anniversary of death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai

Commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai will be held at Yangon Book Plaza on August 5.

The event will include readings of his poems and discussions about the legacy of Tar Yar Min Wai. A book titled ‘Tar Yar Min Wai for Memory’ - coordinated by writer Aung Din, a brother of Tar Yar Min Wai – will be given out as gifts to guests at the event. The book will not be sold in shops.

Memory Film Heritage Festival to be held

Memory Film Heritage Festival to pay tribute to old titles
The Memory Film Heritage Festival, which showcases classic movies from around the world, will be held at the Waziyar Theatre in Yangon from November 3-12.
“We’ve planned to hold this festival annually. This year the theme is different from that of previous ones,” said Swe Zin Htaik of the international relations committee of the Myanmar movies group. “This year, we’ve selected old movies from around the world as well as Myanmar.

Interview with Wine Su Khaing Thein

A singer-cum-actress Wine Su Khaing Thein is going to launch her new album ‘Mal Thida’ on July 16 and she plans to hold a solo concert on her birthday, December 24. Q: How long did you take preparing for the ‘Mal Thida’ album? A: I put a lot of effort into the album together with Aung La (her boyfriend, also asinger). He helped me a lot for the album. I usually launch a new album in the opening season. But now I will launch it in July. Since my birthday show will be in December, I wish to have many new songs. Q: What kind of music style will be in ‘Mal Thida’? A: Just the way I sing.

Myanmar film to debut at Cayman festival

Director Christina Kyi says her film “Mudra Ye Khaw Than” will be make its world premiere at the Cayman International Film Festival on July 1.

The film, largely based on Myanmar’s natural scenery, art and culture, is about a Burmese boy adopted and raised abroad who returns to Myanmar to reconnect with his roots and, hopefully, his biological parents.

Myanmar short film selected for Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Myanmar short film “The Gatekeeper” has been chosen to screen at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (ShortFest) in United States. The festival will be held from June 20 to 26, and “The Gatekeeper” will be shown to the public on June 23.

The film was chosen from among more than 4,200 short films from 100 countries.

Fans of novelist Mya Than Tint hold talks on his books

Fans of novelist Mya Than Tint gathered at the Yangon Book Plaza on June 18 to discuss the author’s work.

Short film wins Japanese awards

'Young adult' publisher launched

Exit Books, a brand new book publisher, has been formed to provide for the "young adult" or teenage market. 

The publisher will be a part of the "Ngar Doe Sar Pay" (Our Literature) publishing group and produce original Burmese content and translations of titles like the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games books.

Exit's first book will be released this month: a translation about the search for the mythic city of Atlantis.

Actor Down’s childhood life

Many young people strive to realize their dreams in life, despite numerous challenges and barriers in their way.

One young man who made his dreams come true is Down. He earned money playing football to become a singer and now he is a star actor.

His birthday is March 30, which is great, he says, because it is the same birthday as his favourite painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Music Festival 2017 hits four cities this month

The Myanmar Music Festival 2017 will be held in four cities, Ooreedo Myanmar announced at its Yangon office on Monday.

Organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, the festival will comprise concerts at Myitkyina town hall in Kachin State on June 9, at Myanmar Convention Centre 2 in Nay Pyi Taw on June 11, at the National Theatre in Mandalay on June 13 and at the National Theatre in Yangon on June 18.