Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Belmaya's film Educate Our Daughters has been officially selected for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November!  She has been invited to Canada to present her film, which is up for the Air Canada Award. This is a huge deal for Belmaya. She has never been out of Nepal before. She didn't even have a passport. But …

More laurels for Belmaya

Belmaya's film Educate Our Daughters continues to make waves globally. It has been selected for the prestigious online archive at Women's Voices Now, a curated selection of films that focus on women's rights issues and inspire social change. Belmaya's first film has also just had its USA premiere at Chicago South Asian Film Festival. Plus …

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 …