Myanmar Motion Picture Day 2015 was held at Myanmar Motion Pictures Organisation (MMPO) yesterday in Yangon.
The event also coincided with the 52nd Annual Homage Ceremony for 144 filmmakers whose careers span decades in Myanmar.
MMPO’s patron, filmmakers and organisation chairman U Lu Min and Young Generation Film Artists & Crews attended the ceremony.
Donations of K200,000 (US$155) were given to each of the respected filmmakers, who are now in their senior years. Sithu Bogale Tint Aung gave a thank you speech on behalf of the filmmakers. The Myanmar Motion Picture Day
has been held since 1920 as a commemoration of “Myitta and Thuyar” – a film that is now 95-years-old.
Plans are underway to hold a grand centennial anniversary of Myanmar Motion Picture Day, according to chairman of the organisation.
Yi Yi Thant