Asmita Shrish 

Filmmaker / Artist / Mountaineer

Asmita Shrish is an independent filmmaker based in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Her filmmaking practice oscillates from documentaries to moving images and dramas, anchoring real issues and narratives to navigate and represent identity within physical and metaphysical space. Her films have always been the results of collaborations with the subjects/casts with particular attraction towards characters that are intimately close to their environment. She is particularly interested in exploring delicate and private spaces within an intricate framework. She has been mentored by auteurs Naomi Kawase, Bela Tarr  and Shirin Neshat.

 

Her films Auntie Ganga, Gyalmu’s House and Chandra have won multiple awards and have been screened in more than 100 film festivals around the world including Locarno, São Paulo, Busan, London, IDFA, Sheffield, Banff, Edinburgh, Fribourg to name a few.

 

Asmita is an alumni of Berlinale Talents (2020), BFI Network/BAFTA crew (2019/2020), Berwick LUX project bootcamp (2019), Asian Film Academy alumni (2014) and is fellow of IDFA Academy (2011). She is also endorsed by British Council and a recent beneficiary of the Sinchi Fund 2019/2020 as an emerging Indigenous filmmaker to devise a workshop among indigenous filmmakers in Tanahu and Lamjung.

Education 

1999 - 2003

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2003 - 2007

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Dhaulagiri Films is founded by Asmita in 2013 after her graduation. She has producing her films with Dhaulagiri Films since then.