English | Dzongkha Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Non-commercial filmmakers awarded in Beskop Tshechu

A documentary on epilepsy, The Curse, won Beskop Award. In the award ceremony held Saturday, A Song of Silence won the fiction category. In the animation category, Haste Slowly took away the first prize.

Rinpoche’s film screened at Toronto Film Festival

Dzongser Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s film, “Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait” was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, today.

Bhutanese films selected for Busan screening

A Bhutanese feature film, The Honey Giver Among the Dogs has been selected to be screened at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Bhutanese animators face sustainability challenge

Bhutanese producing animations is moderately new. Animation industry in Bhutan is emerging but the animators said its sustainability is a challenge.

Lugar Theatre restored to its former grandeur

The oldest cinema hall of Thimphu, Lugar Theatre has been restored to its former grandeur. It now has all the features of a professional new-age cinema and entertainment centre- from foldable seats, clean toilets to new silver screen.

Kuenga Lhaden wins two titles in Miss Asia 2016 Pageant

Although Bhutan’s Kuenga Lhaden did not win Miss Asia 2016 Beauty Pageant, she bagged two other titles – Miss Viewer’s Choice and Miss Congeniality – for being the most popular contestant in the competition.

BFA to revoke best screen award given to Drukdra Lingpai Tashi

Bhutan Film Association (BFA) has decided to revoke the award for the best screen play of the Bhutanese movie “Drukdra Lingpai Tashi”. Screenplay writer Gyem Dorji, who bagged the best screenplay, will have to surrender the award to the Bhutan Film Association, according to a letter issued by the association yesterday.

The lone film distributor’s woes

It has not been even four months since Bhutan’s first film distributor Druk Films started screening Bhutanese films and they are already finding it challenging to get screening halls. From September this year, they were supposed to screen a new release across the country at the same time.

Bhutanese documentary wins Neuro Film Festival

“The Curse, Bhutan Epilepsy Project” a documentary by Project Director, Sonam Yangzom won the Grand First Prize at the Neuro Film Festival in the US.

Bhutanese film makes it to Berlin International Film Festival

A Bhutanese short film titled Lo Sum Choe Sum or three year three month retreat will be premiered at Berlin International Film Festival, the first for Bhutan.

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