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The 2nd Tibet Film Festival came to a Close with the Awards Announcement

November 9, 2010
November 8, 2010

Media Release

The 2nd Tibet Film Festival came to a Close with the Awards Announcement

The Tibet Film Festival 2010, dedicated to
Dhondup Wangchen, took place in
Zurich/Switzerland on October 29 and 30, 2010.
The festival was opened by Lhamo Tso, wife of
Dhondup Wangchen, who has been arrested in March
2008 and in 2009 sentenced to six years
imprisonment for his film-making of “Leaving Fear Behind”.

During those two days, people interested in
Tibet, cinephiles and filmmakers from different
countries met at the ‘Kulturmarkt’ in Zurich.
They were offered a varied program consisting of
Tibetan film productions, workshop discussions and some musical program.

The festival director, Lobsang Sotrug, was
extremely satisfied with the outcome of the
festival: "We were able to offer a high quality
program which allowed the audience to become
enthusiastic about the festival. The contest on
the theme ‘Identity’ received a wide variety of
submissions from Europe, Asia and North America.
Those submissions clearly show the potential of
the young Tibetans, the new generation.”

Ganden Tethong, the festival coordinator: "The
Tibet film festival was highly appreciated by the
Tibetan film makers, whom we got to know during
our research work. We have to admit that we were
surprised and overwhelmed with the wealth,
diversity and quality of contemporary Tibetan
film productions, because initially, due to our
ignorance, we were a bit worried that we would
not be able to fill the two-days-program with Tibetan film productions.”

At the festival some significant in exile
produced films such as "Open Road" and “Sun
behind the clouds” were presented. Highlights
were the premiere of the documentary “Tiger Nose”
by Lobsang Sotrug, an honest portrayal of Tanak
Jigme Sangpo, an ex-political prisoner who was
released at the age of 76 after more than 37
years in Chinese prison, and finally the awards announcement.

The 2010 award winners are:

1st Prize:   Lobsang Reichlin, dedicated to a good friend

2nd Prize:   Karma Emchi, film without a title

3rd Prize:   Sonam Wangdue, Urban Nomad

The Audience Award went to:
Pema Zatul for Emerging Identity

All entries can be viewed at
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