(cash awards sponsored by the Royal Office of Media, and Bhutan Foundation)

Khamsum, director: Loday Chopel
Running time-22 min 29 sec||Language-Dzongkha||Catagory-Fiction

Loday Chopel studied filmmaking at the Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida, where he was recognized for his creativity and hardwork and awarded the certificate of “Best Student.” He has also directed a music video and edited a feature film. He has committed himself to story telling through camera and he believes that through good films we can educate and help others.

Camera-Kinlay Wangchuk||Editing-Loday Chophel||Music-Jigme Drukpa||Producer-Sonam Choden ,Sonam Zangmo


The Little Rockstar, director: Solly Dorjee
Running time-21min||Language-Dzongkha||Catagory-Fiction

23-year old Solly Dorjee lives and works in Thimphu as a filmmaker at MPC Entertainment.

Camera-Ugyen Tashi||Editing-Singye Wangchuk||Sound-Bishnu Kumar||Screenplay-Solly Dorjee,Singye Wangchuk,Ugyen Tashi||Producer-Wangda Tobgyal



Before Happiness director: Tandy Norvu
Running time-8 min 37sec||Language-Dzongkha||Catagory-Fiction

Tandy Norvu is 26 years old and has a degree in Civil Engineering. Other than filmmaking he enjoys sketching and writing. He has also written for Business Bhutan and Bhutan Times.

Camera-Tandy Norvu||Editing-Tandy Norvu||Sound-Tandy Norvu||Screenplay-Tandy Norvu||Producer-Tandy Norvu




The Stone, director: Thinley jamtsho
Running time-15 min||Language-English||Catagory-Fiction

Thinely Jamtsho, from Trashiyangste , recently compeleted his BFA at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, India. The Stone was made during his course program

Camera-Thinley Jamtsho||Editing-Kamlesh Pradhan||Sound-Manoj Rai,Mreenal Biswakarma||Screenplay-Thinley Jamtsho||Producer-Thinley Jamtsho



Sooner or Later director: Ashik pradhan and kavita rai
Running time-2 min||Language-(No Dialogue)||Catagory-Fiction

26-year old Ashik Pradhan completed his course in animation from ARENA ACADEMY with a diploma in Arena Academy Animation Specialist Program in the year 2009 and was soon absorbed in the country’s first Animation Academy, GREEN DRAGON MEDIA as an animator and a teacher. There he worked on many animations, which were screened on Bhutan Broadcasting Services (national television station). Ashik Pradhan lives in Thimphu and now works as a freelance animator.

After high school Kavita Rai joined the ARENA ANIMATION ACADEMY, for her diploma in Arena Animation Specialist Program, one of the leading animation institutes in Asia. Confused about her career choice, she joined the institute for a lark, only to realize that her passion for art reflected in animation.
After graduating, she worked in the country’s first animation institute Green Dragon Media for almost two years as a teacher, animator and a visual editor. Most of her work has been screened on Bhutan Broadcasting Services (national television station).
Kavita Rai currently lives in Thimphu and works in a private production house.

Camera-Ashik Pradhan||Editing-Kavita Rai||Sound-Kavita Rai||Screenplay-Ashik Pradhan,Kavita Rai||Producer-Ashik Pradhan,Kavita Rai