Bhutan has a vibrant film industry with over 200 actors, directors, producers and crewmembers. Over 20 productions are being realised annually. Most films are made for local audiences while films from Bhutan , with breath-taking sceneries, amazing stories and myths, inspire a large international audiences.
Recently films are making it to the international film festivals. Films directed by Khyentse Norbu – The Cup, Travellers and Magicians, Vara and Hema Hema: sing me a song while I wait, films directed by Dechen Roder – Heart in the Mandala, Lo sum choe Sum and Honeygiver among the Dogs, and the film directed by Tashi Gyeltshen – The red Door were screened worldwide.
The Bhutan Film Trust promotes the development of independent film in Bhutan. The Trust provides development funding and assistance to talented filmmakers – documentary, short, feature, arts and animation – whom want to take their films a step further and professionally launch their films at the international film markets.
Filmmakers can present proposals for scriptwriting, editing, postproduction and for professional training. Potential for international exposure is a condition. Proposals are assessed by international professionals.
The Bhutan Film Trust provides International Film Festivals with information about the Bhutan film industry, it’s film makers and films. It also provides PR material and film formats of filmmakers in it’s portfolio.