Sein Lyan Tun

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Sein Lyan Tun
စိန်လျှံထွန်း
Born
NationalityBurmese
Occupationshort film director
Years active2013–present

Sein Lyan Tun (Burmese: စိန်လျှံထွန်း) is an award-winning short film director from Myanmar who has won international awards. He focuses on making documentaries and short films about youth and women with a concern for education, child labour, abuse and human trafficking.[1] His documentary work “Unsilent Potato” is well recognized in Myanmar[2] and Southeast Asia.[3] He also directed and co-produced TV documentary for Inside Lens, NHK World's new documentary strand, it specializes in Japan and Asia and Color of Asia, Southeast Asia Program NHK. [4] He is also script supervisor and program director for "Samsung Scholarship" TV Program which was shown every Saturday at 4pm on the MRTV-4 television channel from 2014. He worked as Traveling Film Festival Coordinator at Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon until 2015.[5] He became the alumni of “Talents Tokyo”, Southeast Asia Film Lab in 2016 and “Tie That Bind” in 2017 and "American Film Showcase" and “Autumn Meeting Director workshop with director Tran Anh Hung in 2019.

Filmography[edit]

  • For Me And Others Like Me (Documentary) 30 min (2020)
  • We Are Nuns (TV Documentary) 28 min (2019) NHK
  • An Ordinary Marriage (Short Film) 13 min (2018)
  • Dream Over Monsoon (TV Documentary) 25 min (2017 ) NHK[6]
  • Rays Of Amour (Documentary) 22 min (2017)
  • BORDER BOY (TV Documentary) 28 min (2016) NHK
  • Reborn (Short Film) 9 min (2016)
  • Unsilent Potato (Documentary) 22 min (2016)
  • Rula (Short Film) 8 min (2015)
  • Charred Brick (Short Documentary) 15 min (2015)[7]
  • Youth and Education (Documentary) 5 min (2013)
  • Exit (Short Film) 3 min 2013

Awards[edit]

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)

2016[8]
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)

2016[9]
Woodpecker International Film Festival 2016

(New Delhi, India)

The Best Film Award (Gender) 2016[10]
Forever White Ribbon Film Festival, Yangon 2018 (Yangon) Best Short Documentary Award[11]

People Choice Award

2018
We Care Film Festival, India 2019 Jury Mention Award[12] 2019
Visual Documentary Project 2019, Japan[13] VDP Justice Award

Special Mention Award[14] by Rithy Phan

2019
A Letter to Jejara Docs Port Incheon 2016 (Incheon, South Korea) Docu Spirit Award 2016[15]
Japan Prize 2017 (Japan) Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize[16] 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinéma vérité: Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival". The Myanmar Times. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
    - Htwe, Nyein Ei Ei (28 January 2016). "New documentary calls for justice for disabled rape victim". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Award-winning director calls on men to prevent violence against women". Mizzima.
  3. ^ "Award-winning director calls on men to prevent violence against women". Mizzima.
  4. ^ "Colors of Asia 2017".
  5. ^ "Sein Lyan Tun". PS Production Group. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
    - "Sein Lyan Tun". IMDb. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
    - "These 9 projects are being produced under Dare to Dream Asia". Dare To Dream Asia. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
    - "Autumn Human Rights Film Festival". Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival.
    - "Международный детский телефестиваль "Дитятко" - Sein Lyan Tun". DYTIATKO International Children's Media Festival.[dead link]
    - "Guests - Film Festival One World". International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.[dead link]
    - "9th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 10 & 11, 2016!". Network of Myanmar American Association. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
    - "Charred Brick". Doc Edge Online Festival. 5 March 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Color Of Asia".
  7. ^ "10 Short Films you cannot miss at the 4th Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival". Asian Film Festivals. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Winners of the Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2016". Asian Film Festivals. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Winners of the Freedom Film Fest 2016". Asian Film Festivals. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Winners of the Woodpecker International Film Festival 2016". Asian Film Festivals. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Award-winning director calls on men to prevent violence against women". Mizzima.
  12. ^ "Awardees – 14th Edition".
  13. ^ "Visual Documentary Project 2019 Announcement of Winners".
  14. ^ "VISUAL DOCUMENTARY PROJECT".
  15. ^ "Winners of the Docs Port Incheon 2016". Asian Film Festivals. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize Winner 2017".