About Bhutan

Bhutan: once nearly impossible to travel to because of geographical isolation, is now a growing cultural destination. As the only Buddhist nation in the world, famous for a focus on it’s “gross national happiness”, Bhutan is now host to an innovative new film festival, poised to become a game-changer for filmmakers looking for a soul-enriching and educational experience nestled between the incomparable natural, scenic and cultural highlights this landlocked South Asian country provides.

Bhutan International Film Festival

The Bhutan International Film Festival (BhIFF) will take place from February 14-18, 2015 in its capital, Thimphu, with an expertly curated selection of international and Bhutanese narrative, documentary and short films. A select number of films will be accompanied by renowned local and visiting filmmakers, who will host participatory workshops and master classes. The film festival will take place simultaneous to international collaborations in art, music, culture, food and sports, making Bhutan a location where an explosion of creativity will meet culture for an artist paradise.


Workshops will be scheduled in the mornings and will be free and open to the public. Attendees will receive hands-on training in various aspects of the filmmaking craft, facilitated by renowned international and local filmmakers.

Workshop Schedule

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The festival line up will be announced in mid-January and represent a celebration of Bhutan’s individuality and the power of the human spirit. Her Majesty, the Queen of Bhutan has joined BhIFF as the Royal Patron,  making it a celebration for the entire country and its filmmaking guests.

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