Winner of the Short Film Competition at UK Asian Film Festival 2019 is the latest success for Belmaya’s first short film on the international film festival circuit. It has also been selected for the curated online archive at Women’s Voices Now. Interweaving her own journey from being labelled ‘cow-dung brain’ by her teacher to becoming a documentary filmmaker, with her dreams for her 5-year-old daughter’s future, Belmaya explores the state of education for girls in Nepal.
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Dec 2017, World Premiere)
Pokhara International Mountain Film Festival (Dec 2017)
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (Mar 2018)
Chicago South Asian Film Festival (Sept 2018, North American Premiere)
Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival (Nov 2018, Canadian Premiere) Winner, Air Canada Award
UK Asian Film Festival (Mar-Apr 2019, European Premiere) Winner, Best Short Film
Women’s Voices Now Film Archive (seeking to amplify the voices of all women through the power of film to realize the aspirations of global women’s rights)