Thu Thu Shein was born in 1983 in Yangon, Myanmar. She is a graduate of the National University of A rt s and Culture’s Cinema and Drama course. She joined YFS in 2005. Her directorial debut "A Million Threads" won a Heinrich Boell Foundation Documentary Award in 2007. She has since worked as either director or cinematographer o n a number of productions. In 2009 she received a scholarship to attend FAMU International Academy Program. She is currently attending a Master Program in Cinema and Digital Media course at FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). She is a co-founder of the Wathann Film Festival which is the first independent film festival in Myanmar.