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Young burmese director wins film prize in Japan

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THE Japan Amateur Film Directors Competition was held last week and from among 100 entries, a young Myanmar director won one of two second prizes.

The competition, held in the Japanese city of Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture, was open to university and middle school students aged 12-18. Participants had to submit a three-minute short film based on a family theme.

Brang Htoi Aung, 17, won a second prize with his entry What’s Family and Su Lei Mon’s entry Family was chosen as the Japanese students favourite, said an official from the Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation (MMPO).

“The first prize winner was from Vietnam. Myanmar and Laos got second, and the third prizes were awarded to Mongolia, Taiwan and South Korea,” said U Myint Thein Pe, chairman of the MMPO.

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via Myanmar Times

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