Filmmaking in the Himalayas
Central to Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage are the thirteen traditional arts and crafts that have been practiced from time immemorial. But ever since the success of Bhutan’s first feature film in 1989, the Bhutanese film industry has steadily become an exciting addition to the country’s cultural sector. With a newly established Film Commission and 150-acre production lot, Bhutan’s government is investing heavily in the power of the moving image. FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS will play a key role in educating the next generation of Bhutanese filmmakers.Country Information
Volunteers in the Bhutan program must:
- Be a native or native-level English speaker
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Have at least 2 years of film-related and/or teaching experience
- Be highly flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in teaching
FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS has a rolling admissions process for all of our programs. However, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible to strengthen your chances of acceptance into your chosen program. All application materials including your personal statement, resume, references, transcripts and interviews must be submitted by the application deadline.
FWB participants teach Bhutanese students in collaboration with the Bhutan Foundation’s community and youth development projects.
- Program Dates: Feb. 2017 – January 2018
- Priority Application Deadline: September 15th, 2016
- Final Application Deadline: October 15th, 2016
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