Myanmar
Pre-Jury

​A pre-jury of more than 30 local science education and science communication professionals from the participating countries are closely involved in the selection of the films.

In Myanmar the pre-jury in 2019 consisted of the following members:
Dr. Mya Thein

Dr. Mya Thein graduated from Yangon University, majoring in Chemistry. He began his teaching career at Yangon University in Chemistry Department as a demonstrator and has over 20 years of experience in Teaching and Research. Now he is Head of Science Department at Brainworks-Total groups of schools. He and his students participated in last year’s Science Film Festival Myanmar sharing films, science experiments and activities. He enjoys planning projects and excursions for students as he believes that Science can be learned better through experiences associated with our daily life.

Dr. Mya Thein

Head of Science Department, Brainworks-Total Group of Schools

Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald is currently in the process of completing Thesis paper and finished the course work of Master of Business Administration at Stamford University, majoring in International Business Management. Previously she has worked at a Business Consulting Firm, Airline aviation project and two international airlines in Yangon.

She is also an active member at the community, working as an Advisor of the Youth Department for Christ the King Church, Vice President of Yangon Diocese Youth Department, and volunteer of Help for Forgotten Allies (H4FA) UK organisation. She is working as a freelance while finishing her Master studies.

Sarah McDonald

Advisor of the Youth Department for Christ the King Church, Vice President of Yangon Diocese Youth Department, and volunteer of Help for Forgotten Allies (H4FA) UK organisation

May Thu Moe Myint

May Thu Moe Myint is working as the Head of Information & Library at Goethe-Institut Myanmar. After two years’ experience in Tourism Field, she decided to change her career, which is most suited with her graduated Degree and her passion. She hold BA German from Yangon University of Foreign Language in 2011. She also got the multiple international training in Language Development and Administration. Since 2014 she started her new job in Education Field as Administrator and she was responsible for both Language & Administration Department.

At 2017, she was promoted as the Head of Information & Library in Goethe-Institut Myanmar, which was very first established in Yangon and opened in 2018 at new Goethe-Villa. Her passion is to create the new things which is beneficial for people and to make people motivated and innovative. She is now continuing to make Myanmar young generation to be familiar with the international education and learning opportunities through various channel of engaging programs that Goethe-Institut is offering.

May Thu Moe Myint

Head of Information & Library at Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Andre Ngo Htang Saw Min

Andre Ngo Htang Saw Min was graduated from Dagon University with Botany Major. He has been in touch with the Science Film Festival Myanmar since 2013. He is interested in Japanese language and now has reached the pre-intermediate level.

Currently he is actively volunteering in the events of Goethe-Institut Myanmar.

Andre Ngo Htang Saw Min

Event Volunteer

Hsu Yee Hnin

Hsu Yee Hnin graduated with a Bachelor degree of Business Management and doing the Master degree for Business Administration with the University of Business and International Studies, Switzerland. She volunteered as the liaison officer in the sea game which held in Myanmar in 2013. She works for the communication department of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the humanitarian organizations. She strongly believes that the Science Film Festival will promote awareness of science and upgrade the quality of teaching and learning science and the quality of education in Myanmar.