Here’s some wonderful news from very talented director, Andrew Hinton, after the screening of his movie on Jhamtse Gatsal, Tashi and the Monk, at the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, USA, last weekend. The movie is a product of insightful discussions and many belaboured hours of work by Andrew and his friend, Johnny Burke (and others around the world), with support from our very own Community members and volunteers. Words cannot express our gratitude to Andrew and Johnny for so beautifully capturing the essence of Gatsal. Here’s to many more screenings to spread the love that flows freely at Jhamtse Gatsal!
After a wonderful weekend in the mountains of Telluride where the film was screened 4 times to sold out audiences in an amazing theater which held 500+ people I am on my way back to Denver airport with not one but two prizes for the film!!!
We won the Moving Mountains Award!!! This means $3000 for Jhamtse!!!
1. 2014 MOVING MOUNTAINS PRIZE
This $3,000 prize goes to a nonprofit featured in a film at the festival. Judges watch the nominated films and examine the mission of each organization, considering its scope, impact and need.
We also won the Indomitable Spirit Award!!!
2. 2014 NORMAN VAUGHAN INDOMITABLE SPIRIT AWARDThe great polar explorer Norman Vaughan was a friend to Mountainfilm whose motto was “Dream big and dare to fail.” Funded by his widow Carolyn Muegge-Vaughan and Rick and Lindsey Silverman, this award is given to a film that epitomizes Vaughan’s indomitable spirit.
We all deserve a huge collective pat on the back!!!
And Gen la’s response on hearing this news:
“I am going to resign as Director of the Community. I am famous now!” :)
Here’s a short clip from the movie until you can see the full-length feature:
Tashi & The Monk Excerpt from Pilgrim Films on Vimeo.
Find more film info on the official Tashi and the Monk website.
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