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Short Film Competition Winners Tenzin Phuljung and Tenzin Takhla

Short Film Competition Winners Tenzin Phuljung and Tenzin Takhla

Short Film Competition 2019

At this year's Tibet Film Festival the 8th short film competition will take place. After 7 competitions being carried out, this year's competition will be re-launched and held under the broad theme "Re-imagining the Roof of the World". The aim is to encourage young Tibetan filmmakers in developing an independent Tibetan film language away from common narratives. The only thematic prerequisite is a basic reference to "Tibet". The way in which this reference is created is up to each participant. The film length is increased from 5 to a maximum of 12 minutes. This year, there is a jury prize of 1,000 USD (for the winner) to be won. The audience prizes will continue to be awarded with USD 300 each. After a pre-selection, the top 5 shortfilms will be included in the competition and judged by a selected Jury.

Be there and submit your short film by July 21st, 2019!

With great anticipation for your participation in this year's short film competition,

The Organising Comittee

 
Audience with H.E. 17th Karmapa during 2012 Fundraiser meeting

Audience with H.E. 17th Karmapa during 2012 Fundraiser meeting

About

The Short Film Competition was launched in 2010. Since then, the competition has become an integral part of Tibet Film Festival, providing a platform for Tibetans to show their talent. With varying themes each year, we have been able to showcase a wide range of work from young Tibetan filmmakers spread across the Tibetan diaspora from four different continents.

His Eminence the 17th Karmapa has been a strong supporter of Tibet Film Festival. During a fundraiser meeting in the lead up to Tibet Film Festival 2012, we had the great honour and privilege to show some of the films to His Eminence the 17th Karmapa. In an audience with TFF-India Organising Team in 2013 he extended his encouragement, support, and appreciation for this initiative

 
The Yak Prize | designed by Thubten Purang

The Yak Prize | designed by Thubten Purang

Award

The Yak Price was awarded for the first time in 2014. The prize was designed and sponsored by Thubten Purang, a Tibetan artist living in Switzerland.

Yak Price Money : 1000 USD

In addition, the audience in Zurich and Dharamsala will decide who will receive the respective audience award.

 
Panel discussion

Panel discussion

The Jury

There is a new jury every year, that consists of filmmakers and film enthusiasts. Jury members from previous years were, among others, Aya Domenig, Markus Fischer, Alice Grünfelder and Yangzom Brauen.