Belmaya in the Nepal media

Belmaya is in Kantipur, Nepal's leading national newspaper. I can't read Nepali, and Google Translate makes the wildest of stabs at it. (Belmaya's film Educate Our Daughters comes out as The Aggressive Daughters!) But judging by the comments on journalist Deepak Pariyar's Facebook page, Belmaya's story comes over as 'heart-touching' and inspiring.

Screening success at KIMFF

Belmaya's films were screened to a highly appreciative international audience - many of them experienced filmmakers - at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. Ramyata Limbu, KIMFF Director, thanked Belmaya for submitting her films to KIMFF. 'Belmaya is a growing filmmaker and a young talent, and at KIMFF we believe that we need to hear more …

Belmaya in the Nepali national press

Two days before her films are due to premiere at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), Belmaya features in the Nepali Times. She has been getting into the spirit of KIMFF, standing up and asking questions during the Q&A sessions with directors. Tomorrow she will attend a documentary masterclass with The Islands and the …

Winner of Green Room grant!

Yet more good news! I'm excited and honoured to be a first-round grantee of The Green Room's Filmmaker Fund - one of just four winners out of more than 400 submissions. Much gratitude to Green Room founders Kosta Nikas and Peter Lord and the illustrious jurors - including HBO Vice President Stephen Beres - for recognising the …

Belmaya’s films selected for KIMFF!

Belmaya and I are beside ourselves with excitement! Not just one, but both of her short films, Educate Our Daughters and Rowing Against the Flow, have been selected for the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2017. This is an amazing accolade for a first-time filmmaker, especially one who has had no advantages in life, …

Update from Pokhara

If you've noticed a resounding silence from me in the past few months, it's because I've been feverishly filling in funding applications so that we can finish I Am Belmaya! Meanwhile, Belmaya herself has had a couple of visitors from the UK. The first, India Roche, who was volunteering at a school near Pokhara, arranged …