We are thrilled to be returning to Kathmandu with our new short documentary film, Rubina By Night. Premiering at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in December 2018, at what has now become a tradition for Shakti Pictures’ newest work coming out of Nepal.
This fabulous, diverse and exciting film festival will be host to 400 films from 61 countries from around the globe. And we are proud to be returning to KIMFF for the fourth time bringing our latest work to Nepal with our fourth WORLD PREMIERE.
Looking forward to reconnecting with the whole KIMFF family in KTM in December.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUBINA BY NIGHT.
Our film, Pink Tiffany was premiered at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in December 2017 and screened at the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival in March 2018. It premiered in the U.S.A. at Boston's 34th Annual "Wicked Queer" Film Festival.
The Film was awarded Best Documentary at the Toronto Nepali Film Festival in May 2018.
Though a legal recognition of a third gender ranks Nepal as a leader in transgender rights, the reality of transforming from son to daughter is fraught with obstacles. Despite this, Meghna Lama has a dauntless attitude and spirited laugh - both a powerful reminder of not only what it is to be transgender in Nepal, but ultimately, what it is to be human.
Meghna’s sweeping strength of character is reflected in her truth and openness, and in her willingness to share her experiences as a transgender woman in Kathmandu. We encounter her world and a window into Nepali culture, framed by an unapologetically frank interview with her mother and a journey through Meghna’s day-to-day experiences. Through the course of filming she successfully opened her second restaurant “Pink Tiffany”, the first of its kind in the bustling tourist heart of Kathmandu.
We are excited to share Meghna's story with the world, beginning in her home town of Kathmandu.
Documentary Film - 45 Minutes
DAUGHTERS OF THE CURVED MOON
After 5 years in the making, our long-awaited film, "Daughters of the Curved Moon" premiered in Kathmandu December 2016 at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF). We are thrilled and excited to have won Best Feature Documentary at the film's U.S.Premiere at the San Antonio Film Festival. Daughters of the Curved Moon also won THREE awards at the Reel East Texas Film Festival in Kilgore, Texas: A Reel Jury Award for Best of Festival, Best Documentary and Best Foreign film. Texas has been good to us! We were also awarded Best Documentary at the Nepal America International Film Festival in D.C.
We are currently submitting to other festivals around the world for further screenings and are pursuing broadcast distribution in Europe. Check our news page for updates.
We are encouraging our supporters to 'sponsor' submissions to their local or favourite film festivals. Please get in touch.