Tashi Gyeltshen is a writer-director from Thumphu, Bhutan, who wanted to become a poet, but instead worked as a journalist before teaching himself to be a filmmaker. He wrote and directed his first short film, Girl with a Red Sky, in 2008, followed by A Forgotten Story in 2010. His third short The Red Door premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2014. He was awarded the Best Screenplay prize at Bhutan’s National Film Awards in 2009. His debut feature The Red Phallus won a production grant award at Open Doors Hub at Locarno Festival and was a part of the WIP Lab at Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum, 2018. The film won the FIPRESCI Award at the Busan International Film Festival and was nominated for the Crystal Bear Generation 14plus – Best Feature Film prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and played at Edinburgh, Fribourg and Kerala film festivals. He also earned his first APSA nomination for Best Youth Feature Film for The Red Phallus.

Accolades

Tashi Gyeltshen and Kristina Konrad and Ram Krishna Pokharel
Best Youth Film, 2019

The Red Phallus

Best Youth Film, 2019

The Red Phallus

In a remote valley of Phobjikha in the small nation of Bhutan nestled deep into the Himalayas, 16-year-old teenager Sangay lives with her widowed father who is a popular…

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Films

The Red Phallus
2018

The Red Phallus

Bhutan, Nepal, Germany
2018

The Red Phallus

In a remote valley of Phobjikha in the small nation of Bhutan nestled deep into the Himalayas, 16-year-old teenager Sangay lives with her widowed father who is a popular…

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