Moe Myat May Zarchi
Moe Myat May Zarchi (born in 1994, Myanmar) is a filmmaker, musician and a lens-based media artist. Her short films have been screened at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Vienna Shorts, Women Make Waves Int’l Film Festival and so on. Her films have won awards at Singapore International Short Film Festival (SGIFF), Bangkok Asean Film Festival (BAFF), UK Asian Film Festival and Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (FICA). Her recent short film “The Altar” just won the Arte Award at Kurzfilm Hamburg in 2023. She was also nominated as a finalist in Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize in the category Moving Image and was awarded Prince Clause seed awards for emerging artist. In most of her works, Moe loves to explore the metaphysical, identity, femininity and personal aspects in storytelling through innovative use of visuals and sound. She is also the founder of '3-ACT', a cinema magazine and a film education initiative, to support narrative storytelling in the film community in Myanmar. She also co-founded an interdisciplinary arts initiative called ‘MATTER audiovisual lab’ to interconnect innovative different forms of art and other disciplines.