Archive for February, 2014
February 26, 2014
The Bhutan film festival in Copenhagen – Denmark, initiated by the Friends of Bhutan Denmark, screened an interesting mix of old and new films and documentaries from Bhutan from 27 February to 8 March 2014. Four Bhutanese directors, Kesang Chuki Dorjee, Phuntshok Rabten, Rinzang and Karma Deki were present during the screenings and panel discussions.
Bhutan+partners hosted a meeting with representatives of Danish Film institutes and the Bhutan film directors, regarding the Bhutan Film Trust on 28 February 2014 in Copenhagen to discuss the Trust, future steps and possible involvement of international stakeholders.
Programme: Bhutan film festival Copenhagen 2014
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February 24, 2014
The first ever opera in Bhutan, Acis and Galatea by Händel, was performed in Thimphu on October 12th, 2013. Three dedicated opera lovers from Italy, Australia and the US, worked nine years to prepare for the final performance in Thimphu. The people that saw the opera were thrilled.
Bhutan+partners and TGMI, Bhutan, recorded the opera and the preparations in Bhutan. This resulted in 20 hours of footage: backstage notes, interviews, rehearsals and reactions of the public.
The documentary, to be premiered by June 2014, shows marvellous scenes of the opera, some of the struggles to get the opera realised, doubts, despair and glorified optimism.
The 11 minutes teaser of the opera can be viewed through the Opera Bhutan link.
February 23, 2014
The Bhutan Film Trust will be launched later this year 2014 to support Bhutanese film makers, script writers and technicians to export Bhutanese short art films and documentaries to the international film arena.
Bhutan+partners coordinate the preparation phase of the Bhutan Film Trust and is setting up offices in Bhutan and the Netherlands. The international board of directors and advisory committee will soon be completed and draft strategies and regulations.
Meanwhile Tashi Gyeltshen’s short movie ‘The Red Door’ is running to international film festivals with financial and administrative support from the Bhutan Trust Fund, Dorji Wangchuck’s film Nazhoen Chharo (2008), about youth issues in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan will be re-edited to premiere on the European market at the launch of the Bhutan Film Trust, September 2014
red door info
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Nahoen Chharo Trailer