Sein Lyan Tun

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Sein Lyan Tun
Native name
Occupationshort film director
Years active2013–present

Sein Lyan Tun (Burmese: စိန်လျှံထွန်း) is an award-winning short film director from Myanmar. He won the awards from China, Malaysia and Central Asia. He is focusing to make documentaries and short films about youth and women concern with education, child labour, abuse and human trafficking.[1][2] His films are screening around the Human Rights International Film Festivals. He is also script supervisor and program director for "Samsung Scholarship" TV Program which was shown in every Saturday at 4pm MRTV-4 television channel since 2014. He worked as Traveling Film Festival Coordinator at Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon until 2015.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


  • Youth and Education 5min (Documentary 2013)
  • Exit 3 min (Silence Short Film 2013)
  • Charred Brick (Short Documentary) 15 min (2015)[12][13]
  • Rula (Short Film) 8 min (2015)
  • Unsilent Potato (Documentary) 22 min (2016)
  • Reborn (Short Film) 9 min (2016)
  • BORDER BOY (Documentary) 28 min (2016)


Film Festival Awards Year
Charred Brick Human Rights International Film Festival (Bir Dino, Kyrgyzstan) People Choice Award 2015
Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) Best Short Documentary Award

(Golden Kinabalu Action 10)

Rula Asia International Micro Film Festival 2015 (Lincang, China) The Best International Short Film Award (Asia Micro Film Golden Begonia Award) 2015
Third China (Hangzhou) International Short-film Exhibition (Hangzhou, China) Golden Osmanthus Award (Top 10 Innovative Public Interest Short Films) 2016
Golden Frames International Short Film Festival (New Delhi, India) Best Short From Asia Award 2016
Unsilent Potato FreedomFilmFest 2016 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Justin Louis Award

(The Best Southeast Asia Short Documentary Award)

Woodpecker International Film Festival 2016

(New Delhi, India)

The Best Film Award (Gender) 2016[16]
A Letter to Jejara Docs Port Incheon 2016 (Incheon, South Korea) Docu Spirit Award 2016[17]


  1. ^ Times, The Myanmar. "Cinéma vérité: Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival".
  2. ^ Htwe, Nyein Ei Ei. "New documentary calls for justice for disabled rape victim".
  3. ^ admin (4 February 2016). "SEIN LYAN TUN".
  4. ^ "Sein Lyan Tun".
  5. ^ "in-docs".
  6. ^ "Films - Dare To Dream Asia".
  7. ^ "afilmfestival".
  8. ^ "Международный детский телефестиваль "Дитятко" - Sein Lyan Tun".
  9. ^ "Guests - Film Festival One World".
  10. ^ "9th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 10 & 11, 2016! - Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA)".
  11. ^ "Charred Brick - Documentary Edge". 5 March 2016.
  12. ^ Festival, Asian Film (14 June 2016). "10 Short Films you cannot miss at the 4th Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival".
  13. ^ "Charred Brick - One World 2016".
  14. ^ Festival, Asian Film (22 July 2016). "Winners of the Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2016".
  15. ^ Festival, Asian Film (31 August 2016). "Winners of the Freedom Film Fest 2016".
  16. ^ Festival, Asian Film (13 February 2017). "Winners of the Woodpecker International Film Festival 2016".
  17. ^ Festival, Asian Film (13 February 2017). "Winners of the Docs Port Incheon 2016".