Competition Films

 This is main competition section of the Wathann Film Festival. We received 57 films submitted to our competiton film section and we select 11 films for our main competition section. We have 3 main awards for this section. Best Short Film Award , Best Documentary Film Award and New Vision Award. The winner will received 500,000 MMK and the Trophy. 

  • The Good Woman of South Dagon

    The Good Woman of South Dagon (အမယ္အို)
    Director - Win Thu Myo
    18 Min 19 Sec

    Competition Films C
    Date : 07-09-2018 (FRI)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films C
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis - The elderly but by no means frail Daw Tin May Oo is a no-nonsense member of Myanmar's ruling party NLD serving in Yangon's South Dagon Township. She supports her neighbors and is good to her friends and especially her cats - whether they like it or not. But beneath her hilarious 'tough love' approach she embodies the strength and compassion of Myanmar's civil society.
  • Mother's Burden

    Mother's Burden (အေမ)
    Director - Cherry Thein
    16 Min 46 Sec

    Competition Films B
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films B
    Date : 08-09-2018
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema (SAT)
    Synopsis - This story of one older single mother's struggles in rural Bagan and her misguided choices for her daughter reflect the conservative and sometimes ill-fated approaches to parenting that still prevail in today's Myanmar.
  • Whispers Of Silence

    Whispers of Silence (ေခၚသံတိုုးတိတ္)
    Director : Zaw Bobo Hein
    18 Min 22 Sec

    Competition Films A
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Competition Films A
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis -
    Though she is dead, a woman is still obsessed with her husband in afterlife. When she finds out that her husband and a girl seem to have a courtship during Thingyan festival, she is torn between her obsession and her sympathy on his loneliness.
  • Grand Mother

    Grand Mother
    Director - Thant Mayt Wai, Shum Wint Aung
    12 Min 17 Sec

    Competition Films C
    Date : 07-09-2018 (FRI)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films C
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis -
    I didn’t believe in Nats (spirits). My grandma works as a medium to raise us. That’s why I came to believe in Nats.
  • A Happy Place

    A Happy Place
    Director - Kaung Han Thor, Farhad Hasan Ziko
    10 Min 48 Sec

    Competition Films C
    Date : 07-09-2018 (FRI)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films C
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis -
    People always seek a joyful place. But do you think such a place exists? Living together in the same house, two people looked for the nirvana in life (the life in paradise). Throughout their long-lasting relationship, their perceptions of the nirvana of life - where it should be, how it should be, what it should be - kept changing.
  • Silence In Mrauk Oo

    Silence in Mrauk Oo
    Director - Than Kyaw Htay, Thadi Htar
    13 Min 45 Sec

    Competition Films B
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films B
    Date : 08-09-2018
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema (SAT)

    Synopsis -
    A person who returned to Mrauk Oo, with questions upon his father’s passing.
  • Scarecrow

    Scarecrow (စာေျခာက္ရုုပ္)
    Director - ရုုပ္ရွင္ဂ်ပိုးအဖြဲ ့
    21 Min 15 Sec

    Competition Films B
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films B
    Date : 08-09-2018
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema (SAT)

    Synopsis - A young man is looking for his dream place, but is he going to see what he expects? Was he happy for what he's been looking for?
  • VOID

    VOID
    Director - Mg Bhone
    28 Min 39 Sec

    Competition Films C
    Date : 07-09-2018 (FRI)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films C
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis -
    A story about a boy who is into a girl living next door.
  • Yangon The City Where We Live

    Yangon The City Where We Live
    Director - Shin Daewe
    25 Min 00 Sec

    Competition Films A
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Competition Films A
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis - As for human beings, living in harmony is the art of living in life. The attractions of a city are irresistible and so wily. The city, Yangon is a safe fortress for the migrants. As for all of us, the only fortress is nowhere but Yangon. Urban life means a poem of living art. We are Yangon with the endurance.
  • Missing Puzzle

    Missing Puzzel
    Director - Hein Z
    18 Min 03 Sec

    Competition Films B
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Competition Films B
    Date : 08-09-2018
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema (SAT)

    Synopsis -
    In life, your efforts bring you success. But sometimes, they don’t. He has a strong belief - impossible is nothing, I will try my best in everything and my time will come. Is it sure he will make it? This is a documentary film about things needed for a perfect life.
  • Dreams On The Road

    Dreams On The Road (လမ္းမေပၚက အိပ္မက္မ်ား)
    Director - Soe San Htike
    22 Min 51 Sec

    Competition Films A
    Date : 06-09-2018 (THU)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Competition Films A
    Date : 08-09-2018 (SAT)
    Time : 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Place : Waziya Cinema

    Synopsis -
    There were only male bus drivers (public transport) in Yangon, Myanmar. In 2018, a motorcar company appointed 7 female drivers, creating a new job opportunity. One of them is Ma Yin Yin Aye, 30, uneducated, originated from a non-metropolitan town. This film is about her challenges of working life, struggles and experiences in life, her family, how she got married unintentionally when young and got divorce, her brother’s fury filled with compassion. Did she get contact with her only brother? What would be the dreams of a woman driving on the roads?
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