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Tashi GYELTSHEN
 
Director, producer, screenwriter

Gyeltshen started as a journalist for Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel and later as an editor of a private newspaper, the Bhutan Times, before becoming an autodidact filmmaker. Equally passionate about poetry, his poems have been published in several magazines. A self-taught filmmaker, Gyeltshen learnt the art of filmmaking largely by reading and watching films extensively. 

 

His first short film, GIRL WITH A RED SKY (2009) was commissioned by UNICEF and the Youth Development Fund Bhutan. In 2010, he won the Best Screenplay Award at the Bhutan’s National Film Awards for his SEM GI JURWA. In 2011 he also wrote and directed a documentary TAEKWONDO IN BHUTAN. His third short THE RED DOOR (2014), premiered in Rotterdam International Film Festival. 


THE RED PHALLUS is his first feature, recipient of the Open Doors Grant at the Open Doors Hub, Locarno Film Festival 2016, Switzerland.

 FILMOGRAPHY 

THE RED PHALLUS 
(International Sales: ASIAN SHADOWS)
2018, feature, 85min
- Busan International Film Festival 2018
- Berlinale FF 2019

THE RED DOOR
2014, short

TAEKWONDO IN BHUTAN
2011, documentary

A FORGOTTEN STORY
2010, short

SEM GI JURWA
2010

THE GRIL WITH A RED SKY
2008, short