Myanmar filmmakers Wiya and Lwin Ko Ko Oohave received “Film Creativity and Artistic Talent” award at Asean-ROK Film Leaders Incubator.

The workshop, held in City of Davao, Philippines, aimed to find out talented young filmmakers from the region and create the infrastructure for making films of different genres. The Asean-Rok will support the two Myanmar directors in making films. The two have been invited to attend Screen Authority Sapporo film festival in Japan in February.

“The main problem was no-one had seen a Myanmar films before. The participants were amazed when they got an idea about the current situation of contemporary Myanmar films,” said Wiya.

Talking about the difficulties Myanmar filmmakers face, he said. “A key difficulty is that we do not have a professional training school on film directing.”

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