H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa supports Tibet Film Festival

October 16, 2012

15. Oct. 2012/Dharamsala/India – Tibet Film Festival presented to H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa this year’s program of the Tibet Film Festival. The event took place in Norbu Lingkha Institute and also included the screening of some entries of last year’s short film competition.  H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa who takes great interest in arts expressed at this occasion his support for Tibetan film making and the work of the Tibet Film Festival.

Tibet Film Festival host event at Norbu Lingkha Institute, ©Filming for Tibet/David Huang

H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa who suffered from a bad cold talked about the responsibility of film making and reminded of the situation in Tibet and the people trying to use video as a mean to communicate to the outside world the desperate situation inside Tibet.

The organisers of the film festival thanked the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa for his sympathy and support for a festival that is unique, maybe in the world for taking plase at two places (Zurich and Dharamsala) at the same time with an identical short film competition and almost identical film program. The festival shows exclusively films made by Tibetan.

Nyima Thondup (co-organizer of Tibet Film Festival) presenting the program of Tibet Film Festival to H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa, ©Filming for Tibet/David Huang

Some of the sponsors of the festival were also invited to the event and had the opportunity to take a group photo with H.H. the Gyalwa Karmapa.

The Festival starts in Zurich on 26. October 2012 and in Dharamsala on 27. October 2012

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