Mann Pye Phyo Aung

Biography of the director

Mann Pye Phyo Aung (born 1993) is from Lashio, the capital of northern Shan State in Myanmar. A photographer, he volunteered at a number of civil society organisations in Myanmar before joining YFS in 2018. During his studies at YFS he worked as editor and/or sound recordist on a number of his peers' documentary projects, including 30th Street Mosque and Husband and Wife. He was also co-creator of a short drama shot in Yangon with a non-professional cast, Easy Money. In 2020 his script Curve received a Special Mention from the Myanmar Script Fund, and he is also the recipient of a photography scholarship from Myanmar Deitta's Contemporary Documentary Photography Practice (CDPP) programme. Lashio Ambulance, his second-year project at YFS, earned him the Jade Award in the Goethe-Institute Myanmar's Documentary Competition. His newest film Light Matter will celebrate its World Premiere at the upcoming Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival in May 2024.

Filmography of the director