Dechen Roder

Dechen Roder

Bhutan

Biography

Born in 1980, in Bumthang, Bhutan, Dechen Roder is one of the few female filmmakers from the kingdom of Bhutan. She started out making small documentaries and videos, and founded her own production company, Dakinny Productions, in 2009. In 2015, she wrote and directed 3 YEAR 3 MONTH RETREAT (2015), which competed for Best Short Film at Berlin International Film Festival 2015, and other festivals around world. That same year she began production of her debut feature film, HONEGIVER AMONG THE DOGS (2016); recipient of the Busan International Film Festival Asian Cinema Fund 2016 Post-Production Fund and the Hanoi International Film Festival 2014 Project Market Award, which premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2016, had its European premiere at Berlin International Film Festival 2017, and won three awards at the Fribourg International Film Festival 2017. The film was also nominated for an Asia Pacific Screen Award 2017 in the Cultural Diversity category. Dechen Roder is also co-founder and co-organizer of Bhutan’s first film festival, Beskop Tshechu.

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