Asmita Shrish 

Filmmaker / Artist / Mountaineer

Asmita Shrish is an award-winning filmmaker based between London and Kathmandu. Her filmmaking practice oscillates from documentaries to moving image and dramas, anchoring real issues and personal narratives to navigate and represent identity, physical and metaphorical. Her films have always been the results of collaborations with the subjects/casts and tend to choose the subjects who are primarily family and close friends to paint intimacy in the films.

Her films Auntie Ganga, Gyalmu’s House, Chandra and Little Nepal have won multiple awards and have been screened in more than 100 of film festivals around the world including IDFA, Locarno, Sao Paolo, Rhode Island, Busan, Kathmandu, BANFF, Kendal, LSFF , Sheffield

Human Rights Watch, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Boulder, AFI Doc and many more; exhibited at the BFI, British Council and galleries in London.  The films have multiple views on online platform in Aeon, 99 Media, ShortsHD International, Tricycle Magazine, Viddsee. Asmita is also a Asian Film Academy alumni (2014) and fellow of IDFA Academy (2011) and part of BFI Network/BAFTA crew (2019/2020) and recent beneficiary of Sinchi Fund as a emerging Indigenous filmmaker. Currently she is in development of Artist film Installation in London exploring the notion of diaspora along with a feature documentary based in Nepal.  

Education 

1999 - 2003

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2003 - 2007

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Awards 

2023

2023

2023

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Exhibitions 

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

 © 2019 Dhaulagiri Films Ltd.

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