The &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival will take place on November 14, 15 and 16 at the French Institute. The packed festival programme will showcase 32 films from 12 (mostly) Asian countries and also includes debates, question & answer sessions with filmmakers.
Organised by Colour Rainbow, Abadi Art Space, Theik Khar Myanmar and YG events, and supported by the French Institute, the &PROUD film festival will show films and documentaries on lesbian, gay, bi and transgender lives. The majority of the films selected for the festival come from Asia. In keeping with our name, we’ve selected films that show the pride of the LGBT community. But as LGBTs in Southeast Asia still lack equal rights and acceptance, the festival will also screen films that show some of the difficulties faced by LGBTs in Asia and the movement for change.
The festival programme consists of short and long films, dramas and documentaries. Some are humorous, others more thought provoking.
On each of the days there will be a question and answer session with film makers and discussion on LGBT issues. And we’re super excited to welcome Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein to the festival. She will perform during a special FAB party on Saturday night.
Additionally, from November 8th to November 16, TS1 gallery will host a special exhibition for the festival: ‘I Am Proud’. The exhibition explores the pride and diversity of the LGBT community. It will address issues of gender and identity, through satire and feminine symbolism, or by questioning the traditional roles of men and women in society. The exhibition will feature painting, photography, sculpture, mix media, and sound sculpture from international and Myanmar artists.
Important dates and events
8th Saturday November | I Am Proud Exhibition Opening | 18.00 to 20.00 | TS1 Gallery | Exhibition from 8th to16th November | Open daily from 10.00 to 18.30.
14th Friday November Festival Opening Night 18.30 onward.
15th Saturday at 14.00 | Children of Srikandi – Indonesian film that includes discussion with the filmmakers
15th Saturday at 22.00 | FAB Party with Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein
16th Sunday at 16.45 | Short films with questions and answers with international film makers
16th Sunday from 19.30 | Festival Closing Night