24 March 2019
Motion Picture Academy Awards presenting ceremony for the year of 2018 took place on Saturday at One Entertainment Park in Yangon.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the event along with Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint.
In her address, the State Counsellor stressed that innovation can develop the country’s film industry and soft power from the artistes and films should benefit the country’s peace and national reconciliation process and socioeconomic development of the people. She also thanked the artistes for their help in moving the country onto the democratic path. Calling for investment in film industry, the State Counsellor pledged the government’s support for the industry. Wishing the film industry success, she concluded her speech.
Also, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint stressed reforms in the film industry including quality film production; investment and increase in number of theatres. He said the film industry is now on the way to redevelopment and the government will continue its support.
Afterwards, Chairman of Myanmar Motion Picture Organization U Zin Wine gave a speech.
In the award presenting ceremony for the year of 2018 in which 83 movies were released, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi awarded Daw Myint Myint Khin Lifetime Achievement Award.
Best Sound Award goes to Ko Aye for the film ‘Mone Swal’; Best Editing Award to Kyaw Khaing Soe for the film ‘Shwe Kyar’; Best Cinematography Award to Win Lwin Htet for the film ‘Mone Swal’; Best Music Award to Shalon Amyornam for the film ‘Dimension’; Best Screenplay Award to Wyne for the film ‘Shwe Kyar’; Best Director Award to Awyatha for the film ‘Mone Swal’; Best Picture Award to the film ‘Shwe Kyar’; Best Supporting Actor Award to Kyaw Kyaw Bo for the film ‘Mone Swal’; Best Supporting Actress Award to Aye Myat Thu for the film ‘Naungtwin Udan Twin Saythadi’; Best Actress Award to Phway Phway for the film “Shwe Kyar”; and Best Actor Award to Thu Htoo San for the film ‘Hmawwin Tamankyar’.
To encourage film production and bring up its quality, the film academy award presentations have been annually held since 1952.