International Co-productions

The Bhutan Film Trust encourages international co-productions to instigate learning opportunities for Bhutanese filmmakers and technicians and to expand international networks and screening opportunities.

We welcome international filmmakers to co-produce their films with Bhutanese professionals. To make use of the breath-taking sceneries and beautiful architecture (Dzongs). To get inspired by the friendliness and authenticity of the Bhutanese and the craftsmanship of Bhutanese film technicians.

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 theatres, but some made it to the international audience, such as:

The Cup, Travellers and Magicians, The container and recently: The Red Door.

The international acclaimed documentaries, BlØF in Bhutan (2006), 86centimetres… (2011) and Opera Bhutan (2014) produced by bhutan+partners in The Netherlands, were mainly operated through Bhutanese cameramen, sound engineers and editors.

The documentary 86centimetres… on the dangers of melting glacial lakes in Bhutan won the first prize at the Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival 2013.

 The Bhutan Film Trust supports international producers and directors with crew selections, casting, location search, formalities and logistics to film in Bhutan.

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