Pema Tseden is a Tibetan director and writer. Born in 1969, he started his carrier by doing several short films, before directing in 2005 his first feature The Silent Holy Stones, the first film in Tibetan shot in Tibet with a Tibetan cast and crew. His following films The Search (2008), Old Dog (2010), and The Sacred Arrow (2014) have been shown in major international film festivals where they won many prizes. Retrospectives of his films and academic conferences on his works have been organized in France, Unites States, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. He also directed documentaries. As a writer, Pema Tseden writes both in Tibetan and in Chinese. His books have been translated into English, French, German, Czech, and many other languages. Collections of his short stories translated and published include Neige (in France) and The Search (in Japan).

Accolades

Sangye and Alexandra Sun and Pema Tseden and Du Qingchun and Songtaijia (Sonthar Gyal)
Best Youth Feature Film, 2015

River (Gtsngbo)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2015

River (Gtsngbo)

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2015 River is a story mostly told from the perspective of Yangchan, a young Tibetan girl from a sheep herding…

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Films

Old Dog
2011

Old Dog (Khyi rgan)

People's Republic of China
2011

Old Dog (Khyi rgan)

In the late 1990s, somewhere in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, a Tibetan sheep herder sells his father’s prized Tibetan mastiff to a dealer without his…

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River
2015

River (Gtsngbo)

People's Republic of China
2015

River (Gtsngbo)

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2015 River is a story mostly told from the perspective of Yangchan, a young Tibetan girl from a sheep herding…

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Tharlo
2015

Tharlo

People's Republic of China
2015

Tharlo

Special Mention, Achievement in Cinematography, 2015 Tharlo is 40, and has a remarkable memory that allows him to recite Chairman Mao’s little red book. He leaves…

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