Yangon Film Services

Yangon Film Services is the production arm of Yangon Film School. Established in 2006 to train local talent to produce films in the context of humanitarian service and development in Myanmar, this social enterprise has to date produced over 80 tailor-made films for a wide range of local and international organisations, as well as providing meaningful and sustainable work for YFS students and graduates. The company also provides skilled local crews for international production companies filming in locations across the country.

Yangon Film Services has recently worked with NGOs and INGOs such as UNICEF, Terre des Hommes, Save the Children, the Transnational Institute and the European Union on commissions including: 

The Vanishing Forest
The Vanishing Forest – Working Together for a Greener Future in Myanmar
(18 min, in Myanmar with English subtitles)

Myanmar has one of the fastest deforestation rates in the world. This film looks at how the Forest Law Enforcement, Government and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) brings together the government, timber industry and civil society to develop ways to fight illegal logging.

Opium Farmers
Opium Farmer – the Lives of Producers of Prohibited Plants in Myanmar
(21 min, in Pa-O and Palaung with Myanmar and English subtitles)

A sensitive portrayal of the lives of two opium-farming families made for the Myanmar Opium Farmers Forum (MOFF) which protects farmers’ rights and helps them to become involved in drug policy design and alternative livelihood development.

Play! Learn! Develop!
Play! Learn! Develop! Early Childhood Care and Development
(12 min and 4 min, Myanmar with English subtitles)

A lively and entertaining short film which presents the experiences of children, parents and teachers at community-based childcare centres in Shan State and Bago Region.


Yangon Film Services