9th Yangon Photo Festival
Jan10

9th Yangon Photo Festival

Myanmar Stories The new generation of Myanmar photographers will have the opportunity to display their work to an audience of tens of thousands as, for the first time in its nine year history, the YPF screens their work in the heart of Yangon, MahaBandoola Park. Since 2008, the YPF has trained more than five hundred young men and women from all regions and ethnic origins. They document important social, cultural and environmental issues with powerful photo-stories. In addition to the work of local photographers from all around the country, the festival will host two exceptional collections celebrating Myanmar’s extraordinary ethnic diversity: the “Frontiers Photographs (1918-1935)” of James Henry Green and “In Search of Dignity”, the superb series of portraits taken by famous German photographer Günter Pfannmüller in the 80’s and 90’s. This year the YPF will once again showcase the Word Press Photo Exhibition. As freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech are more important than ever, quality visual journalism is essential for the accurate and independent reporting that makes these freedoms possible. After a week of screenings and exhibition, the Yangon Photo Festival will culminates on 11th March with its Yangon Photo Night where the best Myanmar photo-stories are screened to a large public audience in front of a jury of personalities. Among other prizes such as DSLR cameras, two photographers will win a chance to study photography in Europe Schedule YPF 2017 – 2302 – Final www.yangonphoto.com...

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&PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival
Dec13

&PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival

January 26 to 29, 2017 This January, &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival is returning to the French Institute with four days of Asian LGBT films, performances, debates, music and of course parties. &PROUD celebrates Asian queer culture, brings together the LGBT community, and aims to support the conversation on LGBT rights in Myanmar. All our events are free and we welcome everyone to come and watch films, learn, share and enjoy the festival....

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Online applications for Art and Architecture Higher Schools in France
Dec12

Online applications for Art and Architecture Higher Schools in France

Online applications for art and architecture studies are open on CampusArt network website until February 15, 2017. WARNING: Written applications must be submitted to Campus France Agency in Paris or by email on February 15, 2017 at the latest. CampusArt is a network of French institutions offering university level programs in the fields of art and architecture, led by Campus France with the support of the French Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs and Culture and the ANdÉA (Association Nationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Art). The website www.campusart.org gives access (under specific conditions) to various degrees in a wide range of schools (visual arts, cinema, design, visual communication, fashion, music, architecture…): preparatory classes, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s and Doctorate’s levels. A unique online application process enables students to apply for degrees in more than 95 schools. An answer will be given on March 15th 2017 (warning: applications will be closed at the February 15, 2017) which enables to prepare the stay as soon as possible. This online service is totally free until the applicant decides to accept a degree’s suggestion. This online application process is available everywhere in the world. CampusArt does not substitute for “Etudes en France” procedure that enables student to obtain a French visa. Calendar: November 2, 2016 – February 15, 2017: Opening of CampusArt website. Students complete electronic application February 15, 2017: Applications deadline. Pre-selected applicants will undergo phone and videoconference interviews. Written applications must be submitted at Campus France Paris March 15, 2017: Results announced on the CampusArt platform. March 30, 2017 – April 15, 2017: Students accept or decline admission offers on their CampusArt account April 15, 2017: Deadline for students to confirm choice of school on their CampusArt account. April 17, 2017: Preparation and submission of original certificates preregistration by...

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Mingalabar! Puppet Public Construction site
Nov25

Mingalabar! Puppet Public Construction site

MINGALABAR ! PUPPET PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION SITE Come all discover the open construction site of one of the Giant Puppet which will walk the streets for Mingalabar !Festival. A creation by French artistic company l’HommeDebout, the site is open to all public for visits but also to participate to the construction and the birth of the Myanmar Wood Puppet. Participants will also get a chance to being part of the team animating the Myanmar Giant Puppet for Mingalabar ! parade on December 2-3-4. ———- SCHEDULE | CONSTRUCTION SITE OPENING HOURS | From Saturday 12 to Thursday 24 November WEEKDAY : 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm WEEKEND : 9.00 am – 1 pm 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm and public holiday (for monday 14th nov) SITE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 15 ———- | REHEARSAL FOR PUPPET HANDLING | From Saturday 26 November to Wednesday 30 November — For group (more than 20 persons) contact us at :...

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Mingalabar! Festival
Oct24

Mingalabar! Festival

2 to 4 December 2016 | Botahtaung Jetty | Dala | Wardan Jetty | Mahabandoola Park | Myaynigone flyover | People’s Park On the occasion of the 55 years of cultural relations between France and Myanmar, the Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) is organizing in partnership with the Governement of Yangon Region, Mingalabar! a multidisciplinary festival in Yangon from 2nd to 4th December 2016. Following the parade of two giant puppets, more than a hundred French and Myanmar artists will present performances and live shows (concerts, street art, video mapping, fireworks, dance,…) in key locations of the city. Mingalabar! will be the opportunity to raise awareness on the urban issues and the role of culture and artists in the urban development of a city. To initiate this process, a pilot project will be presented with the artistic make-over of the Myaynigone flyover. First multidisciplinary festival of international scale, Mingalabar ! will bring to Yangonites a breathtaking show investing and giving back the streets to its inhabitants. It will also position the city of Yangon as an active cultural city in South East Asia. All public. Free entrance. FOLLOW US  http://www.mingalabar-festival.com/en...

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Memory! International Film Heritage Festival
Oct24

Memory! International Film Heritage Festival

MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival was created in 2013, continuing the tradition of the very few existing festivals entirely dedicated to the classics. MEMORY! is the sole international event entirely dedicated to film heritage in Asia and the most notable cultural event in Myanmar. Worldwide classics screenings and masterclasses with iconic actress Catherine Deneuve, Oscar-Winner director Michel Hazanavicius, Myanmar and international guests. Milestone Myanmar Classics restoration of 1934 Mya Ga Naing (The Emerald Jungle) by A1 Maung Tin Maung : Premiere in Myanmar for the OPENING EVENING of MEMORY! Festival on Nov 4th at 6.00 PM: the most ancient Myanmar Movie is now restored! Free entrance. Nay Pyi Taw Cinema | Waziyar Cinema | Mahabandoola Park FOLLOW US : www.memoryfilmfestival.org/catalogue/...

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