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Awards

Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival

2000 Won
Special Jury Award
Feature Film
Phörpa (1999)

Amiens International Film Festival

1999 Won
Special Jury Award
Phörpa (1999)

Asian American International Film Festival

2004 Won
Emerging Director Award
Travellers and Magicians (2003)
Tied with Steven E. Mallorca for Slow Jam King (2004).

Deauville Asian Film Festival

2004 Won
Audience Award
Travellers and Magicians (2003)

European Film Awards

1999 Nominated
Screen International Award
Phörpa (1999)
Bhutan/Australia

Gardanne Film Festival

1999 Won
Audience Award
Phörpa (1999)

Kerala International Film Festival

2004 Nominated
Golden Crow Pheasant
Travellers and Magicians (2003)
2000 Won
Special Jury Prize
Phörpa (1999)

For its freshness of touch and vivid representation of a sprirtual (and very human) world which ... More

For its freshness of touch and vivid representation of a sprirtual (and very human) world which cinema had left so far unexplored.

Nominated
Golden Crow Pheasant
Phörpa (1999)

Munich Film Festival

1999 Won
One Future Prize
Phörpa (1999)

Pusan International Film Festival

1999 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Phörpa (1999)

For an irreverently humorous and still respectful portrayal of a Buddhist community, presenting a ... More

For an irreverently humorous and still respectful portrayal of a Buddhist community, presenting a simple story in an arresting manner while avoiding the usual tools of commercial filmmaking.

Nominated
New Currents Award
Phörpa (1999)

São Paulo International Film Festival

2003 Nominated
International Jury Award
Travellers and Magicians (2003)

Tribeca Film Festival

2014 Won
Tribeca Online Film Festival Best Feature Film
Vara: A Blessing (2013)

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