Documentary Short 2021
We received about 300 films in the documentary short section, and 25 were selected.
Winner: Welcome to Thoo Mweh Khee
Thoo Mweh Khee school sits on the border between Thailand and Burma, offering a safe place to live and study for Karen refugees. This zero-budget, humanitarian documentary explores life at Thoo Mweh Khee, the oppression suffered by the Karen at the hands of the Burmese state, and the values of resistance-through-education that underpin it.
Chris Neilan: Director & Producer
By Chris Neilan
Chris Neilan is an award-winning author, screenwriter and filmmaker. He was shortlisted for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 2016 and 2020, won 2nd prize for short fiction in the 2017 Bridport Prize, and is nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize. He has made films in Seoul, Thailand, LA and the UK and his projects have played at festivals around the world. His company, Gor Gai Films, specializes in low budget humanitarian films. He is currently completing a PhD in Screenwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University, where is lectures in creative writing.
Chris Neilan's Introduction
Other Selected Films
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