The &Proud LGBT Film Festival was the first ever film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. This three-day film fest at the French Institute in Yangon was a huge success with great turnouts. It showcased many films and documentary from Asia including films from Myanmar. Everyone here at Tagu Films is proud to be one of the official partners of this fabulous event.
The use of Myanmar subtitles in the films featured at the event made it very accessible for the Myanmar audience that came to the show. We believe it was one of the key features of the film festival that made it so successful.
We are also thrilled to have Khun Minn Ohn’s debut documentary Kings & Queens, a film that shows a glimpse into a LGBT community in Yangon, featured in the film festival. It was a great pleasure to have new audience viewing our effort and to meet old friends who were involved in making of this film. This event has renewed our determination to showcase more about the LGBT lives through our work.
Myanmar still has a lot of work to do in terms of accepting LBGT individuals and offering the rights they deserve as its citizens. But it was encouraging to see the LGBT community in Yangon coming together to celebrate with such enthusiasm.
Now &Proud plans to hit the road and show the films all across Myanmar. We wish them more success on their journey and hope to work together again for next year’s edition of the festival.