English | Dzongkha Monday, October 21, 2019

Bhutanese Film Industry turns 20

Bhutanese Film Industry turns 20 with over 500 films. With pure passion and dedication although void of proper film and acting schools, heavily influenced by Bollywood yet uniquely Bhutanese in its cinematic expression, the Film Association of Bhutan have come a long way.

Fundraising event for sustainability of FAB

Sustainability of the Film Association of Bhutan (FAB) Secretariat is one of the challenges faced by the Association. To address this, the existing members decided to create a trust fund to support the functioning and programs, as FAB celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Guidelines for international co-production of films to be developed

Despite an increasing international interest to co-produce films in Bhutan, the Bhutanese Film Industry is not able to work together with international investors due to the absence of a co-production guideline in the country.

A book, ‘In love with Butterflies and Other Stories’ released

Despite the small market and requirement of funds while bringing out a book, a number of Bhutanese writers are writing novels and compiling a collection of short stories. This is a positive sign for the growth of literary culture in the country. 

‘Tsip Choelo -The Vested Astrologer’ wins the Best Film Award

‘Tsip Choelo -The Vested Astrologer’ won the best film award at the 18th National Film Awards 2019. The award function was held on February 21 to celebrate the His Majesty The King’s birthday and for the tireless and selfless services of armed forces in the country.

Bhutanese film festival underway in Sikkim

A two-day Bhutanese film festival is underway in Gangtok Sikkim, India. The Bhutan Film Association (BFA) is organising the film festival for the first time outside Bhutan.

Music studios provide platform for budding artists to pen original songs

Over the past few years, music in Bhutan has seen tremendous change giving listeners the choice to listen to different genres of music. And this change has brought in the trend of creativity and originality, thus giving rise to independent music in the country.

Documentary on snowman trek by an American film maker to hit theatres soon

The Snowman Trek, a documentary shot in Bhutan during the 2016 Snowmen Trek, captures the experiences of what it is like running the mountain trails in Bhutan.

A Woman of Pure Heart bags best short film award

A woman of Pure Heart bagged the best film award 2018 at the fifth documentary and short film awards held on 2nd May in the capital.

Jigme Lhendup from Trongsa wins Voice of the Nightingale

After entertaining viewers for more than two months, Kalapingka or the Voice of the Nightingale has ended with the crowning of Jigme Lhendup as the winner of this season.

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