'Birds in Cages' by producer Karma Deki, won the Golden Rose Trophy and the certificate of Merit for the best short film at Fiji International Film Festival 2015. The award ceremony took place on 25 July 2015. 75 films were showcased under the short and documentary Section. Congratulations to Karma Deki and her crew and cast!
Birds in Cages is a story of two intimate friends, Dechen and Pema, both afflicted by hardships throughout their life. Dechen is a gorgeous girl from a middle class family. Her father’s greed for wealth and debt from his gambling has compelled her to marry an elderly man in the neighborhood who is indeed elder than her father. Reluctantly, she marries the man but he comes home only whims and fancy.
Pema gets influenced by the circle of friends into prostitution. When she later decides to turn a new leaf of her life, she is at the mercy of her husband who burrows her past but beats her up every time he hears about it. She attempts to change his life but does not succeed.
The film is 27 mins shot on 5D camera. It has english subtitles.
Karma graduated from the NY film Academy and produces films through her company Bhutan infotainment. Her latest feature is 'Kushutara - pattern of love
' - Kushuthara is the story of two young people each born in a different place of the world who finally met in Bhutan and discover that they do share ancient and karmic lives and love, connected through a thin thread of wool. The film was shot on a RED camera depicting the beauty of Bhutan and the colours of weaving.
Arun Bhattarai, co-director 'Stories from the Field', has been selected for the Crossing Borders / Crossing Dreams
Workshop in Denpasar, Indonesia, from 1 to 6 September 2015. The Bhutan Film Trust supports Arun's travel. He will attend the training programme where he will network and work on 'Stories from the field' with the support of international professionals.
Bhutan Film Trust, a non-profit organisation, supports talented Bhutanese film professionals to bring their productions to major international film festivals and international film markets. The trust creates a Bhutan film …
'Lo Sum Choe Sum' - 3 years 3 month retreat - by Dechen Roder, has officially been selected for screening at Melbourne International Film Festival that will run from 30 July to 16 August 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Dechen Roders short - 21 min - will be screened twice - on 8 and on 15 August.
Ray Seif assistes bhutan+partners staff in the Netherlands with it’s Bhutan Film Trust activities since June 1, 2015. Ray has just completed his Bachelor of Business Administration, Media & Entertainment Management.
Ray will make an inventory of Bhutanese films and register the films included in the Bhutan Film Trust portfolio with Without-a-box and IMdB. Ray will also help set up a marketing and distribution strategy and investigate funding opportunities for the Trust
Lo Sum Choe Sum – 3 years 3 month retreat – by Dechen Roder, has officially been selected at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2015. Find info: lo sum choe sum …
First copies of Bhutan film trust brochure were handed over to HE Lyoncchen Tshering Tobgay, PM Bhutan and the Ambassador Sonam Tshong in Brussels, by Henk de Jong.
The Brochure is an invitation to the reader to join the Bhutan film community and to contribute with networks, expertise or funding opportunities. The Bhutan film community thus supports the talented film directors, with their scripts and filming techniques and exploring the International arena.